"To be an academic institution with distinctive excellence in development studies and governance in support of national development goals in the agriculture and rural sector and communities in transition"
"By means of transdisciplinary approaches, CPAf shall develop human and institutional capacities in the areas of local development policy, governance, and community development consistent with our values and traditions while taking into account the demands of globalization"
- We believe that participation is a right of every individual;
- We affirm the empowerment of people and organizations and strengthening of institutions;
- We uphold transparency, accountability and integrity; and
- We at CPAf, adhere to the standards of professionalism in the pursuit of academic excellence and service to the nation.