- They buy farmers produce at the best price possible through their buying channels and agents.
- They collect the farmers produce right from the gardens which save them from the transportation costs.
- They provide storage facilities to the farmers produce hence saving the farmers from possible losses.
- They assist farmers in various ways for instance providing farm inputs like tools, fertilizers, bags e.t.c at subsidized prices.
- They carry out research into better methods of production and pass on their research findings to the farmers.
- They control the supply of agricultural output by fixing quotas to avoid over production.
- They help in keeping the prices of farmers produce stable through the stabilization fund and buffer stocks.
- They advance loans to the farmers which helps them to procure the required agricultural inputs.
They sell farmers produce to both local and foreign markets