1. Conduct policy research studies to come up with timely and reliable recommendations on appropriate credit policies and programs for the agriculture and fisheries sector.
  2. Conduct action research studies on innovative financing schemes for small farmers and fisherfolk.
  3. Oversee the implementation of agricultural credit and guarantee programs to ensure that credit is truly made available and accessible to small farmers and fisherfolk.
  4. Empower the rural finance sector by facilitating institution-building programs for countryside financial institutions, including cooperatives and other people’s organizations as well as for their farmer and fisherfolk members.