Federal ministry of agriculture Nigeria is the department of ministry of Nigerial that primarily deal with the agriculture development in Nigeria. This department was established in the year 1966 in need of agricultural development in Nigeria. Federal ministry of agriculture Nigeria consists of five sub departments. These are fisheries, agricultural research, agriculture and national resources, forestry and veterinary research.Nigeria has the congenial climate, fertile soil, huge manpower and resources which are the necessary factors for good agricultural production. Nigeria also has that potential to provide raw materials for the need of the industry.
Indeed, Nigeria has the climatic conditions, soil, water resources and available manpower sufficient not only to feed its own population but also to make it a significant food exporter. There is also a tremendous potential for crops that provide raw materials for industry.
Striking features of Federal ministry of agriculture Nigeria
Some of the prominent activities of Federal ministry of agriculture Nigeria are:
Research, agricultural policies, and planning and management
The main objective of agricultural research is high yielding of agricultural products. Some other fields of agricultural research are controlling pests, improvement the quality of food crops and utilization of technology.
- Tree crops research: The prime objective of tree crop research is to increase the high yielding capacity of tree crops like rubber, oil palm, cocoa etc.
- Livestock research: The live stock research work is primarily based on poultry farms.