About Federal Department of Agriculture (FDA)

Mandate

The mandate 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.

The Department is structured into the following:

    1. Oil Seeds, Legumes & Fiber Crops: Sesame/Acha,  Groundnut, Soyabean, Cotton
    1. Root & Tuber Crops: Cassava, Sweet & Irish Potato Potatoes, Ginger
    1. Tree Crops: Cocoa, Oil Palm, Rubber, Cashew, Shea, Gum Arabic
    1. Cereals & Field Crop: Rice, Wheat, Maize, Sugarcane, Millet, Sorghum
    1. Engineering And Mechanisation
    1. Nutrition, Crop Protection & Food Safety
    1. Horticulture: Fruits & Vegetables
    1. Irrigation Agriculture & Cottage Development

FDA operates with Eight divisions and A Value Chain approach which crosses divisions and departments;