The RASC is a confederation of over 50 leading national and regional Agricultural Show Societies, NGOs, Agricultural Associations and Research Bodies, working in 20 Commonwealth countries.


  • to enable the interchange of ideas, information and views on the secure sustainable use of natural resources in the production of food, forest and fisheries
  • to promote development of agriculture, forestry, aquaculture and the rural environment


  • To encourage high standards in sustainable agriculture, forestry and fishing
  • To raise the standard of the rural economy based on increased production
  • To make the general public and consumers aware of agriculture and rural concerns
  • To encourage Agricultural Societies to carry out development and extension work


  • Plan and hold a biennial commonwealth agricultural conference to give rasc members, and other interested organisations allied to farming, the opportunity to network and explore their interests and mutual problems in agriculture.
  • Encourage high standards within agricultural shows.
  • Organise a biennial next generation mission to a commonwealth member state, recognising that today’s young are the leaders of tomorrow.
  • Strengthen and improve relationships between the member show societies
  • Develop the next generation forum to enable young agricultural leaders to play their part in the development of the rasc and their own societies.
  • Support member societies in developed countries in raising their sights towards those countries where agricultural education and expertise is urgently needed to enable food production to be increased.
  • Work closely with the commonwealth secretariat as the only Commonwealth Agricultural NGO.
  • Participate in setting the agenda for agriculture in The Commonwealth.