• Capacity building through training and international collaborations
  • Research into new and effective packaging to meet local needs
  • Maintain links with international packaging bodies to be abreast with trends in the industry for technology transfer
  • Participation in international packaging related conferences, exhibitions and fairs to share information and experience
  • Increased exports arising from improved product presentation through effective packaging.
  • Assist industries especially Small and Medium Enterprises to develop or source cost effective and good quality packaging to make their products competitive on the international market
  • Be a sub-regional centre for training and development of packaging expertise.
  • Spearhead programmes and activities aimed at minimizing the impact of packaging on the environment
  • Support development of appropriate packaging for handling storage and distribution of food crops to minimize post harvest losses
  • Involvement in formulation of appropriate national packaging standards to ensure product safety.