The role of agriculture is important in improving the wellbeing of a vast population through enhancing productivity, profitability and employment generation in the rural areas. Agriculture is directly related to food and nutritional security, income generating opportunities and poverty reduction. Hence, improvement of the agriculture sector and acceleration of its growth is essential to reduce both rural and urban poverty. The vision of the Ministry is sustainable, safe and profitable crop production. The Ministry has a mission to ensure food security by increasing productivity and production in the crop sector, improving marketing system as well as diversification of crops and production of more nutritious crops.