Mandate

The Department of Agriculture in Region 5, in partnership with LGUs, other NGAs and stakeholders is responsible for the promotion of agricultural development, economic growth and environmental sustainability. Thus, it shall promote the policy framework supportive to the principles and action agenda necessary to make agriculture and agri-based enterprises profitable and competitive and help spread the benefits of development to the poor, particularly in the rural areas.

 

Mission

To empower farmers, fisherfolks as agribusiness entrepreneurs attaining competitive income; producing affordable, accessible, safe and nutritious food for all, while promoting social justice and environmental sustainability.

 

Vision

A competitive, sustainable and technologically-based agriculture and fishery sector, driven by productive and progressive farmers and fisherfolk, supported by efficient value chains and well integrated in the domestic and international markets, contributing to inclusive growth and poverty reduction.