Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development
FCDA Secretariat,
PMB 135,Area 11, Garki, Abuja – Nigeria.
Telephone +234 9 5237112Fax  +234 9 5233644
Website: www.fmard.gov.ng

Hon. Sabo Nanono
Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development 


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

Rural Access Mobility Project

Strategy Grain Reserve

Commercial Agricultural Development Project (CADP) Nigeria

National Agricultural Seeds Agency

Fresh Water Station – Brakish Water Station

National Programme on Agriculture and Food Security