• Generate, develop, adapt and promote agricultural technologies and information that will make the Region food-secure, and foster commercialization of agriculture and sustainable natural resource use; build up a research capacity and establish a system that will make agricultural research of the Region more efficient and effective.


  • Provide new agricultural technologies to ensure accelerated and sustainable development for the benefit of farming communities and broader society.


  • Ensuring active participation of farmers, pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in research process
  • Contributing to accelerated and sustainable transformation in agricultural development
  • Providing technological options in the form of packages to agricultural extension system and other partners in the sector

Strategic Areas of Focus

  • Generation/adaptation of improved agricultural technologies and related information
  • Pre-extension demonstration and transfer of improved agricultural technologies
  • Multiplication of starter technologies and supplying to technology multipliers/end users
  • Developing research institutional capacity