The office of the deputy Director General charge of Agriculture Research and Technology  Transfer contributes to the preparation of action plan, coordinates, implements and submits report related to Agriculture Research and Technology  .

The deputy Director General charge of Agriculture Research and Technology  advise the Director General and represent him/her whenever it is deemed necessary within the limits of his/her responsibilities;

Participate in the development of policies, strategies and guidelines with regard to Agriculture Research and Technology ;

Coordinate the implementation of policies, strategies and guidelines with regard to Agriculture Research and Technology ;

To assist the Director General in promiting partnerships between RAB and other national, regional and international institutions regarding Agriculture Research and Technology  Transfer

Among the different rain water harvesting technologies implemented include exsitu technologies such as runoff pond system with different capacities of 120m3, 250m3 & 480m3, ferrocement tanks (below and above ground standing tanks) with capacities of 25m3 and insitu technologies such as trenching system, relay system and planting pits (zai pits). The nature of land in most parts of Rwanda offers an opportunity where ground catchment is suitable to generate runoff to fill the water ponds constructed.