The Department and its various entities deliver the following services:
Soil Fertility Management

    • Conduct fertility inventory and monitor the nations land resources base and provide information on soil fertility maintenance for sustainable food and raw material production;
    • Provide information on soil fertility maintenance for sustainable food and raw materials production.
    • CHECH Produce nutrient status maps.

advisory services to farmers:

    • In the management of problem soils, e.g. acid soils, salt-affected soils, vertisols and soils polluted by oil spillage
    • Conducting fertility baseline surveys for appropriate fertilizer recommendations.

National Soil Testing & Laboratory Management

    • Provide routine analysis of soil, plant and water.
    • Provide advisory services on the type and usage for soil and agricultural water.
    • Provide information to farmers on application of fertilizers and other farm inputs.
    • analytical services for soils, water, plants and fertilizers to stakeholders (farmers, students and institutions) through its Regional Soil Laboratories at Kaduna, Ibadan and Umudike.


Land Use Planning &CCMS  Land Use and Conservation Division;

    • Provide advisory services on erosion control on agricultural lands;
    • Control agricultural land degradation mainly through agronomic methods;
    • Rehabilitation and reclamation of degraded lands, drought and desertification control;
    • Land use planning and climate resilience services (AF, FMNR, CSA); and
    • Water shed delineation ad management.


CHECK advisory services to land users in the following areas:

    • Erosion control on agricultural lands
    • Conservation agriculture
    • Reclamation/Rehabilitation of degraded lands
    • Drought and desertification control
    • Land use planning


Soil Survey and Land Evaluation

    • Provide inventory of the Nation’s Land Resources;
    • Estimate the amount of degradation of the soil resources;
    • Assess land-use potential of different land units;
    • Mapping of the soil resources into capabilities for utilization.
    • Detailed soil survey of individual’s agricultural land holdings, community agricultural land and local government areas.
    • Capability classification of agricultural land holdings with a view to separating arable land from others (recreation, tourism, grazing, and forestry).
    • Suitability assessment of arable land for different crops (e.g. maize, cassava, rice, yams, sorghum), etc.


Integrated Soil and Water Management

    • Design and construction of water harvesting structures; and
    • Design and construction of conservation structures.

Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Centre (GIS/RS Centre);

    • analyses spatial data (satellite imageries) with a view to producing soil maps, vegetation maps, maps on land degradation and delineating farmlands.
    • collate and store data on soils and other environmental elements in easily retrievable forms for the benefit of land users, researchers and students
    • training in Geographical information System and Remote Sensing in project management for project management.


Manpower Training????

    • The Federal Colleges of Land Resources Technology (FECOLART) Owerri, Imo State, created under the 4thnational development plan of 1981-1985, but started its academic work in 1991/1992 session, and Kuru – Jos, created in 1968 were established for agricultural middle manpower development. The Colleges provides intermediate manpower training in the following areas:
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    • Soil Science and Technology (HND)
    • Agricultural Technology (ND)
    • Agricultural Engineering Technology (ND HND)
    • Surveying and Geo informatics (ND)
    • Agricultural Extension Management (HND)

· Pre– ND Science and Technology