• Sourcing and distributing various improved livestock species to smallholder farmers
• Capacity building of extension workers and smallholder farmers
• Providing veterinary services to smallholder farmers
• Addressing cross-cutting issues such as gender, child rights, HIV and AIDS, and environmental protection and natural resource management
• Promoting appropriate standards and operations for water and sanitation in rural areas
• Assisting rural communities to adapt to the effects of climate change
• Assisting rural communities and vulnerable groups to achieve their full potential in terms of enterprise development and value addition for agricultural and livestock products