Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development
Telephone +234 9 5237112
Fax +234 9 5233644
The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development is a ministry of the Nigerian Government that regulates Agricultural Research, Agriculture and National Resources, Forestry and Veterinary Research throughout Nigeria. The ministry is responsible for various parastatals. It supervises and provides funding for research institutes such as the National Root Crops Research Institute and Colleges of Agriculture and Forestry.
To promote Agricultural Development and Management of National Resources through Agricultural value-chain approach, to achieve sustainable food security and production of agricultural raw materials to meet the needs of the expanding industrial sector.
To ensure sustainable access, availability and affordability of quality food to all Nigerians and to be a significant net provider of food to the global community.
Agencies under the the Federal Ministry of Agriculture:
National Quarantine Services
National Centre for Agriculture Mechanization
Office of the Permanent representative to FAO
Veterinary Council of Nigeria
Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Corporation
Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria
National Agricultural Seed Council
Nigeria Agricultural Cooperative and Rural Development Bank
Federal Agricultural Coordinating Unit
Strategy Grain Reserve
Rural Access Mobility Project
National Agricultural Seeds Agency
Fresh Water Station – Brakish Water Station
National Programme on Agriculture and Food Security