As Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and agricultural state colleges and universities (SUCs) are challenged to produce the next generation of farmers and agripreneurs, the DA will actively form partnerships and linkages for internships and promote agriculture as a viable formative and professional track, especially in rural areas.

The DA will play an advisory role in strengthening curricula in the agricultural sciences and integrating these in the dynamism of university systems and the project of nation-building. It will enhance the capacity of the sector to absorb agriculture and agribusiness graduates through a merit and incentive system. It will stabilize its own manpower capacity to attract the brightest and most talented agriculture graduates through competitive compensation packages and upward career mobility.