It is responsible for providing technical information and support for all agricultural production entities and users within the confines of Liberia. The Department accumulates, synthesizes and evaluates technical information for applicability and adoption to Liberia farm conditions and packages them for dissemination through the Extension Department. The Department comprises the Animal Resource (Livestock), Crop Resource, Land & Water Resources and Quarantine & Environmental Services Divisions; and the Bureau of National Fisheries (BNF) and the South-South Cooperation.
The Department is headed by a Deputy Minister and assisted by an Assistant minister. The various dIvisions are headed by Directors.
It also has technical oversight responsibility to the Central Agriculture Research Institute (CARI) and the Bureau of National Fisheries (BNF). The Department has been involved in program planning and ministerial representation of these Agencies and the Government of Liberia within sub-regional meetings and conferences.