* 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 knowlegde management and dissemination systems.