According to AFFA Act, 2013, crops Act 2013 and the Kenyan constitution (2010) the Authority has the following mandate:
a)To administer the Crops Act in accordance with the provisions of these Acts;
b)To promote best practices in, and regulate, the production, processing, marketing, grading, storage, collection, transportation and warehousing of agricultural and aquatic products excluding livestock products as may be provided for under the Crops Act;
c) To collect and collate data, maintain a database on agricultural and aquatic products excluding livestock products, documents and monitor agriculture through registration of players as provided for in the Crops Act;
d) To be responsible for determining the research priorities in agriculture and aquaculture and to advise generally on research thereof;
e) To advise the national government and the county governments on agricultural and aquatic levies for purposes of planning, enhancing harmony and equity in the sector.
f) To carry out such other functions as may be assigned to it by this Act, the Crops Act and any written law while respecting the roles of the two levels of the Government
Our crops, Our wealth.