NIAPP’s main duty is to research, survey, evaluate and protect all agricultural-related natural resources, such as land, water, etc. as well as to formulate and implement the strategy for agricultural and rural development accompanied by the protection of the environment. This development has to in line with the general strategy for the national socio-economic development.

-To conduct scientific research activities to be background for agricultural zoning and planning. To conduct baseline surveys (thematic mapping, soil mapping, etc.), assessment of agriculture-related resources, and long-term anticipation of agricultural production and rural development.

-To conduct agricultural zoning at national and provincial levels

-To plan agricultural production for agricultural production specialized zones and district level in terms of field preparation, irrigation, transport, forest belts, etc.

-To conduct contract-based activities relate to investment projects for agriculture and rural development.

-To prepare technical dossiers, guidelines, etc.