The AFFA Act 2013 section 5 (1) provides that the management of the Authority shall vest in a Board which shall consist of;

(a) a chairperson appointed by the President with the approval of the National Assembly;

(b) The Principal Secretary in the Ministry responsible for agriculture;

(c) The Principal Secretary in the Ministry responsible for finance;

(d) The Principal Secretary in the Ministry responsible for matters relating to county governments;

(e) The Principal Secretary in the Ministry responsible for lands;

(f) The Principal Secretary in the Ministry responsible for environment;

(g) The Principal Secretary in the Ministry responsible for co-operatives;

(h) A representative of the National Land Commission;

(i) Eight persons, being farmers’ representatives, elected by the farmers to represent the major crop subsectors in Kenya;

(j) The Director General who shall be the secretary to the Board and chief executive officer of the Authority; and

(k) The Chairperson of the Transition Authority or his representative.