Services

The Department delivers the following services:

    • Advising on policy matters.
    • Identifying, designing and implementing programs and projects in collaboration with states and LGAs as well as the private sector.
    • Promoting and fixing the value chains for Tree, Arable and Horticultural crops.
    • Evolving and Promoting Agricultural Engineering, Mechanization and Farm Power policies.
    • Developing and promoting improved storage and on-farm agro-processing technologies for Post-Harvest Food loss prevention.
  • Promoting Home Economics, Nutrition

Policies formulation for the development of the Crop 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 Small-scale improved Storage handling, Agro-Processing and other Technologies for Post-Harvest food Loss prevention.

Supervision of the following agencies

    1. National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM), Ilorin, Kwara State
    1. Agricultural Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin, Kwara State
    1. Blacksmith and Artisan Training Support Unit (BATSU), Ilorin, Kwara State
    1. Agricultural Machinery Mechanic and Operator Training Centre (AMMOTRAC) Misau, Bauchi State and Akure, Ondo State
    1. Technology Transfer Station (TTS) located at Gashua, Yobe State, Ubiaja Edo State, Dan Hassan Kano State, Ugwuoba Enugu State.