The overall Mandate of the Directorate is to:

  1. Advice the Government and the industry on matters related to pyrethrum and other industrial crops production and marketing.
  2. Collect and collate data, maintain a database and disseminate information on pyrethrum activities for planning purposes.
  3. Provide specialized pyrethrum extension services.
  4. Promote development and adoption of standards for labelling, packaging, grading, transporting and storing products in compliance with local and international standards
  5. Promote the establishment and use of production, processing and marketing infrastructure for pyrethrum & other industrial crops.
  6. Facilitate marketing of pyrethrum products in the local and international markets; and
  7. Provide any other matter in furtherance of the development of pyrethrum & Other Industrial crops or conducive to the exercise of its mandate.