Aims & Objectives
Aims & Objectives of the Council
Among all the special attention is to capacity building activities in respect of improving human resources, acquiring appropriate technology, information about markets, attaining quality and standards, complying with international norms or codes of conducts, etc. Thus the prime objective of forming the Council is to promote the sector to achieve competency in the local and global context as well as to help the industry building capacities in the fields of human resources and acquiring technologies. The specific objectives of the council are:
  • to promote the export of agricultural and horticultural products;
  • to promote and facilitate export of Agro & Horticulture products and import of required raw materials inputs, know-how, equipment and machinery for producing export quality goods;
  • to develop a quality assurance programme with a view to address the issue of traceability in collaboration with or assistance from the development partners;
  • to collect, compile and disseminate useful knowledge on agricultural products, technology, market opportunities, compliance requirements, etc. so as to enhance the contribution of these to the growth and development of the national economy; '
  • to develop and encourage good agricultural practices in the agro-horticultural sector;
  • to facilitate easy, credit to farming of agro and horticultural product and to encourage crop zoning and other protection mechanism;
  • to promote, protect and safeguard the interests of the members of the Council in the context of this MOA;
  • to advocate to the government on matters related to policy and planning;
  • to make the Government and other bodies aware of and be responsive to the needs of agro products industry;
  • to work with the Government, semi-Government, private and international agencies with participatory approaches for the benefit of the industry;
  • to co-operate with public bodies and other organizations engaged in activities and/or objectives similar to those of this Council in matters of common interest;
  • to send trade missions to, or receiving such missions from foreign countries for the promotion of market abroad;
  • to sponsor on its own and I or arrange through the Government and development partners, visits of delegation of members to countries to promote the interests of the Agro Products industry in the areas such as market surveys, exports, joint ventures and collaborations, engineering, consultancy, studies and any other allied matters;
  • to develop sets of standard practices in collaboration in the industries and the relevant government developments with a view to meeting the requirements of the buyers;
  • to frame and maintain a code of professional ethics and general standards of professional conduct and practice and promote competion and healthy trade practices amongst the stockholders of Agro industry;
  • to undertake and execute any trusts which may be lawfully carried out by the Council and which may be conducive to the objectives of the Council;
  • to undertake training, awareness or educational programmes in relation to the aims and objects of the Council and development of human resources;
  • to carry out and sponsor research works on problems relevant to the exercise of Agro industry consistent with the aims and objectives of the Council;
  • To undertake projects and to provide facilitation services to all stakeholders in planning, implementation and evaluation of development projects ;
  • to adopt such means of making known the activities and services of the Council as deemed expedient and in particular by advertising in the press, digital and electronic media by circular, purchase and exhibition of works of interest, by publication of books and periodicals or any other kind of literature and by granting prizes, awards and donations;
  • to institute, conduct and defend legal proceedings by or against the Council or member of the Council or employees in respect of matters affecting the Council
  • to undertake and help settle disputes either between the Council members or between the members and others by arbitration or otherwise in accordance with the main objectives of the Association; and
  • to undertake any other job to fulfill the aims and objectives of the Council.