The Office of First Secretary Agriculture is responsible for ensuring seamless interaction and engagement with the agricultural institutions and stakeholders in Italy and countries of extra accreditation. The Office also takes care of all agricultural matters related to the Rome based United Nations agencies namely FAO, IFAD and WFP. Specific duties of this office include:
- Attending all meetings on behalf of the Zambian government;
- Acting as a focal point office with regards to all issues relating to agricultural issues and matters incidental to the foregoing;
- Organizing meetings and associated events on behalf of the Government; and
- Representing the Ambassador as and when need arises.