The committee provides leadership and advice on all pertinent matters relating to the enhancement of the agricultural value chain for the furtherance of the objectives of the ZNCC. It provides guidance on decisions to support and develop the sector for the benefit of the local community and economy. It identifies and highlights Research Areas to enhance Agricultural development. It also oversees members’ standards and strategies designed to manage social and environmental risks and achieve compliance with social and environmental responsibilities and commitments (sustainable development). The committee has an oversight of sustainable development responsibilities in safety, health and employment practises for members.