Prior to Nigeria’s independence in 1960, the agricultural sector served the purpose of growing and exporting cash crop produce to the United Kingdom to support the development of the British industrial revolution era. During the period, agricultural processing was minimal but there was sufficient commodity output for consumption in the domestic economy.
Created in 1966, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources had passed through a serial modification of appellations to suit the prevailing climes of mergers and demergers with related sectors. All the same, the adjustment enabled the Federal Government to play a leading role in promoting agricultural activities in the country
Ensure food security in crop, livestock and fisheries, stimulate agricultural employment and services, promote the production and supply of raw materials to agro industries, provide markets for the products of the industrial sector, generate foreign exchange and aid rural socio-economic development”
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Organize and manage the agriculture sector and facilitate agribusiness for increased food security and employment along commodity value chains and agro-industrial development to earn foreign exchange and contribute to socio-economic development of the country.
This section contains the Policies and legislation for transformation and also Key policies for success by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.The policies are highlighted below.
Domestic Content for Food (Enabling Legislation)
Financial Service Policies
Agricultural Policies Read More
FMARD DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
The Ministry is made up of about
- 17 departments
- 6 Regional Offices
- 37 State offices
- 11 Agencies
- 15 research Institutes
- 14 Colleges of Agriculture and a number of Universities of Agriculture