FARA constituents are African and non-African institutions involved in African agricultural research and development (ARD) such as the Sub-Regional Organizations (SROs) (ASARECA, CORAF/WECARD, SADC/FANR and NASRO), farmers' and pastoralists' organisations, the agricultural research institutions, universities, NGOs and private enterprises, non-African advanced research institutions (ARIs), the International Agricultural Research Centers (IARCs), international NGOs, policy makers, private sector and Africa's development partners.
- To provide platform for FARA constituents to interact and network
- To review progress and lessons learnt since the 4th General Assembly and set the African regional agenda for agricultural research for development (ARD) over the next 3years.
- To hold a Burkina Faso Agricultural Science day as a highlight of Agricultural Science week, where the host country will show how agricultural innovations are contributing in alleviating poverty, promoting food security and protecting the environment.
- To hold a FARA business meeting to endorse strategic decisions on governance and direction of FARA