The mandate of the Agricultural Transformation Agency (Agency) is to address systemic bottlenecks in the agriculture sector by supporting and enhancing the capability of the Ministry of Agriculture and other public, private and non-governmental implementing partners. It does this by:
- Leading problem solving efforts to facilitate identification of solutions to address systemic bottlenecks in priority areas
- Supporting implementation of identified solutions in high priority areas by providing project management, capability building, technical assistance and knowledge sharing to implementing partners
- Enhancing linkages and coordination among agricultural stakeholders in high priority areas to reach agreed upon milestones and objectives that transform the agriculture sector and lead to middle income country status.
The function of the Agency is not to replace or supplant any part of the Ministry of Agriculture or any other public sector partner. In contrast, the Agency is helping to build sufficient capacity among its public sector partners and other stakeholders so that it will cease to exist in the future. The programs, staffing model and operating principles of the Agency are all explicitly designed with this goal in mind.