Serve as consultative/feedback mechanism on the policies, plans and programs of the Department of Agriculture.

Monitor agriculture and fishery programs of all government agencies.

Assist DA in advocacy work among concerned government agencies.

Assist DA in mobilizing and evaluating the contributions of government agencies to agriculture and fishery modernization.

Promote concensus on, and support for, national and local budgets for agriculture and fisheries.

Support the continued development of the nationwide network of agriculture and fishery councils not only as a consultative network, but also as partners in the execution of agency functions.