* Conduct research in forestry and allied natural resources;
* Disseminate research findings; and
* Establish partnerships and cooperate with other research organizations and institutions of higher learning in joint research and training.
* To enhance: Vision 2030 delivery; customer/stakeholder satisfaction and retention; linkage and partnership with stakeholders; and livelihoods.
* To increase forest technologies and innovations; enhance multi-sectoral and public-private sector research; enhance knowledge management and dissemination systems.