The mission of NARI IS to provide technological solutions to the problems of producers and inform policy makers on options to increase agricultural production and productivity by: Conducting applied client oriented and adaptive research in agriculture and natural resources, to inform policy-makers on options to increase agricultural productivity and production without detriment to the natural resource base and to the environment and to study, supervise and control the production of nucleus, foundation and certified seeds of the major seeds grown in the Gambia.

NARI  have the vision of improving livelihood of producers and to enhance food security in a sustainable environment with technologies generated through applied and adaptive research in agriculture and natural resources.

Agriculture is central to economic development, and agricultural research is needed to increase the productivity. NARI renews its commitment to meet its development objectives, to increase food production in The Gambia and exports, develop technology packages, and improve its human and institutional capacities to produce productivity enhancing technologies.