The Extension Services within the Department of Agriculture and Extension is tasked with the following responsibilities and duties:- • To equip farmers with relevant skills to ensure increased agricultural production and productivity, and improve the living standards of households in the rural and Peri-urban areas of the country. • To enable the country increase food production and access to nutritious and sfate food products for food security and improving nutritional status of the Swazi nation. • To facilitate in the establishment of Agriculture-based industries and businesses in order to help boost of Rural Farm Income and employment creation in the rural and peri-urban areas of the country. • To facilitate or help farmers achieve an increase in production and improved quality of farm produce to meet demands for export thus facilitating foreign exchange earning for the country. • To improve Socio- Economic Status of Families in the Region. • To mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS through Food Security.