Functional Statements:

  1. To provide the public goods and services that will support and facilitate the efforts of small farming and fishing families to attain sustainable productivity and increase their real income.
  2. To advocate an economic environment which will increase incentives for agriculture enterprises to a level at least commensurate with the rest of the economy and to promote the efficient allocations and optimum utilization of sources, consistent with the principle of equitable sustainable development.
  3. To help direct more public investments to hasten the provision of badly needed infrastructure and services supportive of the agro-industrial development in the rural areas.