Food Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) Directorate

The overall goal of the Food Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) Directorate is to promote agricultural productivity and food security at household, national and regional levels, to promote efficient utilization and conservation of natural resources, and to promote the region as a single tourism destination.  The mandate of the FANR Directorate is derived from the Regional Agricultural Policy (RAP) and from the Regional Infrastructure Development Master Plan (RIDMP).


  • Supports initiatives to improve food availability, access, safety and nutritional value; disaster preparedness for food security; equitable and sustainable use of the environment and natural resources; and strengthening institutional frameworks and capacity building.
  • Covers areas of Natural Resources and Wildlife, Environment and Climate Change, Tourism, and Food Security and Agriculture.