RAAF is responsible for coordinating and facilitating activities related to the implementation of the regional agricultural policy. It does not directly carry out activities in the field but contracts with technical institutions and other actors with proven expertise.

Within the framework of the projects it coordinates and with the support of some financial partners, RAAF directly funds innovative projects in the field through calls for proposals. These projects are carried out by public and private sector actors, NGOs and producer organisations in the region.

RAAF role is mainly about coordinating, supervising, coaching and facilitating linkages and networking.