On its establishment, the Union’s mandate being its first priority is to be the farmers’ advocate on policy reforms. The Union’s aim is to promote and safeguard the interests of farmers in Eswatini by linking them with stakeholders, facilitating a favourable environment for production, access to land, water, markets, research and technology for improvement of their livelihoods.
The Union holds policy workshops from time to time, it facilitates or attend to invites from other stakeholders. Most recently, the Union had organised and facilitated independent farmers’ dialogues on food systems to determine the issues around farmers’ contribution to sustainable food systems, these were held at regional and national level and it included stakeholders such as SACAU, FAO, WFP, UNICEF, and Deputy Prime Ministers’ Office. The Union had also organised and facilitated regional shows for farmers and their enterprises which looked into enhancing the profitability of farmers’ enterprises.