About Federal Department of Agriculture (FDA)
POLICIES OF FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
The Policies of the Department is as follows:
Policies formulation for the development of the Crops Sub-sector
Provide advice on matters affecting agricultural development in the country.
Identifying, designing and implementing programmes and projects in collaboration with the states and LGAs.
Promoting and strengthening the value chains for Trees, Arable and Horticultural crops.
Promoting the use of Agricultural technology in line with the best practices to advance agricultural development
Promoting agricultural Mechanization, Farm Power utilization and small scale effective water utilization (irrigation) in agricultural practices.
Developing and promoting improved Storage handling, Agro-Processing and other Technologies for Post-Harvest food Loss prevention.
Promoting Home Economics, Nutrition, Gender mainstreaming and women related programmes in Agriculture.
DIVISIONS AND VALUE CHAINS
1. Oil Seeds, Legumes & Fiber Crops: Sesame/Acha, Groundnut, Soyabean, Cotton
2.Root & Tuber Crops: Cassava, Sweet & Irish Potato Potatoes, Ginger
3.Tree Crops: Cocoa, Oil Palm, Rubber, Cashew, Shea, Gum Arabic
4.Cereals & Field Crop: Rice, Wheat, Maize, Sugarcane, Millet, Sorghum
5.Engineering And Mechanization
6.Nutrition, Crop Protection & Food Safety
7.Horticulture:Fruits & Vegetables
8.Irrigation Agriculture & Cottage Development
FDA operates with Eight divisions and has a Value Chain approach which crosses divisions and departments.