Support agricultural production, commercial fishing, and aquaculture to ensure fair prices and stable markets for producers and consumers;
Work to improve and maintain farm income; and
Help to develop and expand markets abroad for agricultural products.
DAPR administers rural development, credit, and conservation programs that are designed to implement national growth policies, and it conducts scientific and technological research in all areas of agriculture. Through its inspection and grading services, DAPR ensures standards of quality in food offered for sale.