The lead implementing agency of Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). It undertakes land tenure improvement, development of program beneficiaries, and agrarian justice delivery. Virgilio de los Reyes is the current secretary of DAR.
To orchestrate efforts of government, private sector, international organizations and other stakeholders at all levels, in addressing hunger and malnutrition of Filipinos through: Policy and program formulation and coordination; Capacity development; Promotion of good nutrition; Nutrition surveillance; Resource generation and mobilization Advocacy; and Partnership and alliance building.
To establish a technology and policy environment that will ensure the attainment of vibrant rural areas characterized by a sustainable agriculture and fishery productivity and institutionalize the judicious use of the base soil and water resources of the country.