The Young African Researchers in Agriculture Network upholds the following key values and virtues that guide its activities and mutual interactions with other organizations and potential funders: Independence, Integrity, Transparency, Objectivity, Diversity, Efficiency, Impartiality, Excellency, Performance, and Respect.

The Young African Researchers in Agriculture Network depends entirely on the donor funding to obtain the financial resources required to carry out its short, medium and long term activities according to the guiding principles mentioned above. The finances of the network are managed by the financial department of the University of the Western Cape which is endowed with necessary infrastructure and has enormous experience and good reputation in managing multinational projects on the African continent.