Department of Agriculture Mandate

The Department of Agriculture is the principal government agency responsible for the promotion of agricultural development and growth. It provides the policy framework, helps direct public investments, and in partnership with the local government units (LGUs), provides the support services necessary to make agriculture and agri-based enterprises profitable and to help spread the benefits of development to the poor, particularly those in the rural areas.


The CAR shall adopt the national vision for the agriculture sector as stipulated in Chapter 4 of the Philippines Development Plan (PDP) which is as follows:

“A competitive, sustainable and technology based agriculture and fisheries sector, driven by productive and progressive farmers and fisher folks, supported by efficient value chains and well-integrated in the domestic and international markets, contributing to inclusive growth and poverty reduction.”


To help empower the farming and fishing communities and private sector to produce enough, accessible, and affordable food and a decent income for all.