To support the Nigerian palms and Shea industry to;
ïƒ˜enable the nation attain self sufficiency in palm oil production and regain the leading position in international oil palm production and trade in the commodity;
ïƒ˜bring other palms such as Coconut, Date, Raphia and unexploited palms to greater economic importance;
ïƒ˜bring other oil bearing tree crops such as shea to greater economic importance;
ïƒ˜ensure availability of cutting-edge technologies such as high quality hybrid planting materials, user-friendly processing and utilization technologies, highly trained responsive manpower and effective technology dissemination.
To remain an international center of excellence in palms and Shea research and development.