This section is committed to providing quality analytical and advisory services in order to contribute in a meaningful way towards national economic development. It supports the work of the Ministry of Agriculture and diverse Government and private agencies through the provision of analytical services, primarily Chemical and Microbiological analyses of food, water, soil, and miscellaneous substances. In addition special emphasis is placed on the following:-
- The provision of scientific support to Law enforcement officers in the area of analysis for drugs of abuse and psychotropic substances. Technical assistance is provided from time to time to other countries e.g. Montserrat and Anguilla.
- Assisting with the development of Projects within the Ministry of Agriculture.
- The development of science and technology in Antigua and Barbuda.
- Collaboration with various agencies nationally, regionally and internationally eg. Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards, the Central Board of Health, the Environment Division, the Organisation of American States, the Caribbean Council for Science and Technology (CCST), and the Commonwealth Science Council.