At the National Agricultural Land Development Authority, under the Presidency, we are saddled with the mandate of harnessing the full potentials of the vast arable lands in Nigeria, empowering small Holder and large Scale Farmers and mechanize, support the drive for Food and Fiber security while assisting in diversifying the nation's economy, improving household incomes and enhancing revenue mobilization and generation nationwide.

We must Produce What we Eat and Eat What we Produce.

President Muhammadu Buhari

What We Do

Land Survey / Acquisition and Allocation

In our quest to harness the vast potentials of the Nigerian Land, we are tasked with the responsibility of developing the land in rural areas through the establishment of Integrated Farm Estates, to increase our agricultural output as a nation.

Food & Fibre Security

At NALDA, in the spirit of fulfilling our mandate, we will achieve Food and Fiber Security, for the Nation, we will achieve this by initiating various programs to empower the youth in agriculture.

Youth and Women Empowerment

We believe that the future belong to the youth, and the importance of making agriculture attractive to our citizens, especially the youth is not lost on us, we believe in catching them young, and in that spirit we organize seminars and workshops to teach new and innovative farming techniques.

Our Programmes

In accordance with our mandate, we have set up some programmes to hit the ground running in fulfilling our mandate

Women In Agriculture

At NALDA, we believe that women are an integral part of the workforce, and so we will empower women in agriculture. We plan to profile, engage and train women to take part in fish farming and aquaculture. We will provide the feeds, the medicines and access to clean water to ensure optimal production. We will also empower processors to help process the outputs according to domestic and international standards.

Back to Farm Initiative

Under this initiative, we intend to drum up awareness in the populace, highlighting the importance of going back to the farm, as farming the NALDA way has been made attractive by incorporating new and innovative methods of farming. We will be in partnerships with various paramilitary outfits in the country, along with our NYSC, and various professionals and associations.

Agro Input Intervention

This intervention will be geared towards active farmers to help them expand, we will provide subsidies in collaboration with the Agricultural Development Project, Value Chain Actors, State Ministries of Agriclture and Co-operative bodies.

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Under this programme, NALDA's focus is on encouraging the Nigerian youth to participate in agriculture. Our goal would be to attract, encourage and empower 1000 farmers from each of the 774 LGAs in Nigeria anually, cutting accross the entire Agricultural Value Chain.

A Breakdown is given below:

The Pilot Phase of the NYFS programme has already started empowering young farmers in Animal Husbandry (Rabbit and Goat Rearing) and Fishery


This Pilot Programme will empower 100 young farmers from 3 LGAs in 18 States of the country including the FCT. It will be executed in Cycles, following a Revolving Model, broken down below:

  1. Farmers are Identified and Sorted into Goat Farmers and Rabbit Farmers, and trained accordingly.

  2. Three goats (One Male, Two Females) are given to the Goat Farmers and Five Rabbits (One Male, Four Females) are given to the Rabbit Farmers to nurture to maturity.

  3. After a period of 3 months 10 Rabbits will be collected from each Rabbit Farmer, and 1 Goat will be collected from each Goat Farmer; and after 6 months.

  4. The collected animals will be pooled, and a new batch of Farmers will be identified, trained and given animals to nurture to maturity, and hence a new Cycle commences.

A Farmer who participates in the Cycle above for 30 months (2.5 years), owns his animals and whatever proceeds they may give him, the Farmer can also sell his animals and proceeds back to NALDA. Using this system, our projected Farmer growth will be exponential as seen in the charts below, after three cycles:

The financial benefit of this program to the farmers is immense, taking the rabbit for instance, a farmer has at least 3 major avenues for income from a rabbit colony:

  1. Meat: A farmer can make up to 50,000 Naira, from the Meat as it is highly nutritious and rich in protein.

  2. Skin and Fur: A farmer can make up to 30,000 to 40,000 Naira from the hide and skin of rabbits, they are used in making clothes and sandals.

  3. Waste Products: A farmer can make between 30,000 to 40,000 Naira from the rabbits, as the Waste Products are excellent alternatives to chemical fertilizers, being rich in Nitrogen and Phosphorous.



The economic importance of Fishery as a viable source of Income, Food and Fibre cannot be overlooked, hence NALDA has kickstarted its Fishery/Aquaculture.

This Pilot Programme is empowering 2,000 young Fish Farmers and 40 Fish Processors from Borno and Katsina States and the Fishery operation will be run in clusters.

NALDA will provide the necessary training, irrigation, Feeds and Medicine to our young farmers. We believe that this will bring us closer to our goal of producing what we eat.



NALDA is set to train and engage 37,000 youth as soil doctors across the 36 states including FCT. The long term goal of the programme centers on engaging young Nigerian into the scientific method of farming to aid better crop yields and food security across the Nation.

The core essence of this engagement programme is geared towards creating a pool of qualified Nigerian youth who will carry out soil tests, soil management and extension services for farmers across the nation at a very subsidized rate.

The programme is targeted at young Nigerian graduates who have a background in agriculture or sciences, the potential graduate must be passionate about agric business and food security in Nigeria. At the end of a 14-day training on soil testing, soil management and extension services, NALDA will equip each graduant with soil test kits to practice. The general objective of this programme is to train and equip young Nigerian graduates with soil test, soil management and extension services skills. The young doctors will assist farmers to evaluate their soil, identify soil nutrients and prescribe fertilizers and crops suitable for their farm lands for a better yield.


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In the one year and six months that NALDA has been operating after it was reinstated by President Muhammadu Buhari; We have undertaken a lot of projects and programmes with the sole aim of securing food and fiber for the country, by attracting the youth and engaging women across the six geopolitical zones of the country. You will find below the various projects and programmes we have undertaken to ensure that we produce what we eat and eat what we produce:


In Niger State, We undertook crop production activities on land donated to us by some communities, we also trained women and youth in Animal Husbandry, and provided them with animals and inputs to start animal husbandry. See below the highlights of our activities in the state:


The NALDA-Mallam Gana Rice Project is a partnership between NALDA and indigenous farmers of Mallam Gana Village on the cultivation of rice along the banks of the Mallam Gana Dam. NALDA will provide farm equipment, implements and input materials, while the community provides the land and farm labor. The project currently is cultivating an aggregate of 50 Hectares.

The farm is located on the banks of the Mallam Gana Dam, in Mallam Gana Village, Paikoro LGA of Niger State. The Dam is about 58 Kilometers from Minna, the State Capital. Access to the farm is through a 24 Kilometers tarred road from Minna to Paikoro town, and 22 Kilometers tarred road from Paikoro Town to Tunga Mallam.

NALDA has trained a lot of youth and women from the village and engaged them on the farm. The first harvest was 6 tons, and this number is bound to increase in the near future to 70 tons.


The NALDA Integrated Farm Estate in located in Kwakuti, along the Gawu-Kafin-Adunu-Beni Express Way. The farm is on a flat land with a stream to the southern boundary of the farm.

The project is under construction and is expected to follow the template of the Integrated Farm Estate in Katsina.


In Adamawa State, NALDA embarked on a farm project with Sugu Village, find details below:


The Sugu Rice Farm is a 500 Hectare rice farm in Sugu Village along the plains of Sugu. NALDA entered a partnership with the indigenous rice farmers of Sugu Village, the indigenes provide the land and labor and NALDA supplies farm machinery, tools implements and input.

The farm is located on the plains of Sugu, in Sugu Village in Ganye LGA. It is about 30 kilometers from Ganye Local Government Headquarters.

The project assets include: A 2.5 Kilometers Access road, 5 Solar powered water boreholes and overhead storage systems, 3 Massey Ferguson tractors, 3 Tipping Trailers, 3 Ploughs, 3 Disc Harrow, 3 Ridgers, 3 Jacks, 70 planters, 220 water pumping machines and 100 knapsack sprayers

The project empowered and engaged 127 farmers, youth and women included.


NALDA embarked on a lot of projects in Borno State from Fish Farming to Contiguos Crop Farming, Find the details below:


NALDA built integrated Fish Villages in Borno State, in 8 different villages spread across the state. NALDA completed 50 fish ponds in each of the 8 locations. The location of the fish villages are given below:

  1. Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (7.1 hectares)
  2. Jere Local Government Area (Dusuman, 14.30 hectares)
  3. Konduga Local Governemnt Area (Konduga, 15.09 hectares)
  4. Mafa Local Governemnt Area (Mafa, 13.51 Hectares)
  5. Magumeri Local government Area (Magumeri, 14.93 Hectares)
  6. Biu Local Government Area (Biu, 13.25 Hectatres)
  7. Shani Local Governemnt Area (Borgu, 12.77 Hectares)
  8. Kaga Local Government Area (Moinok, 12.02 Hectares)

The fish villages also have within them Schoo facilities, a clinics, mosques and housing estates. This project will greatly increase the nation economic output.


The Borno Integrated Farm Estate is situated on a 100 Hectare farmland donated by the community. The Integrated Farm Estate contains 120 Nos Housing Units for the Farm estate workers, 10 Nos Poultry Pens, Schools, Clinic, and mosque.


Due to the wheat shortage in the country, NALDA entered a partnership with the Nafada community in Gombe, to plant wheat to offset the rising cost of wheat, the details are given below:


The NALDA wheat farm is located in Papa Village, Nafada Local Government Area in Gombe States. The Wheat Farm seats on 52.2 Hectares of land.

This project is expected to add 156 tons of wheat to the nation, hence securing Food and Fiver for the country. The assets on ground include: Rain boots, Sprinklers, Digging Forks, and Hoes; 650 bags of NPK fertilizer, Rakes, Knapsack Sprayer and Shears etc.

NALDA trained the local youth and women on Modern farming techniques, and also engaged them on the farm.


In Taraba State, NALDA embarked on a farm project in Bali LGA, the details are given below:


The NALDA Bali Farm project is a 1,204 hectare farmland wholly owned by NALDA, earmarked for the cultivation of rice. The farm is located in Mambila Plateau Road, Bali Local Government Area in Taraba State.

The cultivated portion of the project in the current planting season is an aggregate of 204 hectares. In this project, NALDA trained and engaged indigenous farmers for farm labor.

The farmland is prepared for planting and parceled to enlisted farmers, the farmers are given all input: rice seed, fertilizer, chemical etc. for the farming season. The harvest is shared between NALDA and the farmers. The projects assets include: 5 Nos Massey Ferguson 375 tractors, 4 Nos Tipping Trailers, 4 Nos Plough, 4 Nos Disc Harrow, 4 Nos Ridgers, 4 Nos Jacks, 5 Nos. Tool Bags, 1Nos 20ft Container for storage, 100 Nos Water pumping Machine. NALDA trained the local youth and women on modern farming methods and use of modern farm tools and implement. This project is expected to produce 6,000 tons of rice paddy per season


NALDA has two projects in the state of Yobe, an Integrated Farm Estate and a partnership with Gogaram:


This farm project is a partnership between the indigenous rice farmers of Gogaram town and NALDA for the cultivation of rice on the flood plains of Gogaram. The cultivated area is an aggregate of 200 hectares.

The farmers will farm on their lands and provide farm labor, while NALDA will supply farm machinery, tools and implements and input materials.

The project is located on the flood plains of Gogaram in Bade Local Government Area of Yobe. Gogaram Village is about 70 Kilometers from Gashua Town, and it is accessed through a 40 Kilometers untarred road on Gashua-Potiskum road

The project assets include 1 Solar borehole, 50 Tube wells, 5 Massey Ferguson Tractors, 3 Tipping trailers, 3 ploughs, 3 Disc harrows, 3 Ridgers, 3 jacks, 3 tool bags, 40 transplanters, 70 planters, 3 mini-harvesters, 230 water pumping machine and 100 knapsack sprayers. The project has trained farmers, youth and women on new agricultural practices.


The project is a poultry farm development with a capacity of 30,000 birds. 10 poultry pens and 1 brooder room. The farm seats on 10 hectares of farmland with a livestock pen and store. It also has a fish pond and cropping section.

The farm is located at Gasamu Village in Jakusko LGA a few kilometers off Gashua-Potiskum road on Gogaram Road.

The project assets include: a 2km farm access road (surface dressed with drainage), 10 poultry pens, 4 solar powered water boreholes, 1 livestock pen, 1 store, 6 incubators and 1 container.


We undertook two major programmes in Katsina State; the establishment of the first NALDA Integrated Farm Estate and the Dredging of Daberan Dam and Solar Irrigation System


The NALDA Integrated Farm Estates was developed as a means to consolidate all agricultural activities, (across the entire Agricultural Value Chain) to a single location in a community. This approach is easier to manage and more efficient in producing agricultural outputs, that will benefit the indigenes of the communities where the farm estates are located in.

A typical NALDA Integrated Farm Estate will contain the following sections such as: Poultry Pens, Animal Husbandry Pens, Fishery and Processing Facilities, Crop Farming Area, Warehousing and Storage Facilities, Training Areas, Accommodation Areas, Clinics and School Areas, Beekeeping sections, Grazing Area and Green house for Plant Nursery and Vegetable cultivation.

The Integrated Farm Estate in Katsina is a 100 hectare parcel of land located in Suduje Community, in Daura LGA is 5.5 Kilometers from Daberan Dam and 90 Kilometers from Katsina through the Katsina-Daura Expressway, the Integrated farm contains: A 5.5 Km tarred access road, Administrative block with 10 offices, 120 capacity training hall, 40 poultry pens, 8 cattle and Goat pens, 50 fish ponds, 1 Fish Hatchery, a mosque, 3 green houses, 1 processing Area, 1 finished product warehouse, 132 One bed Apartments, 1 open market stall, 1 classroom block, 1 clinic, Rabbit pens and Cages.

NALDA ensured that the activities in this Farm Estate are mechanized, hence the provision of tractors (with Implements), harvesters, planters, pumping machines and heaters.

The impact of this project has been so positive that during its commissioning the President asked NALDA to replicate the Integrated Farm Estate in the remaining 108 senatorial districts.

The Integrated Farm Estate has increased crop cultivation in an area that would have been fallow, the access road has made transportation and movement easier for the community.

The youth and women of Suduje were empowered and trained on modern agricultural techniques, and they are currently being engaged in the Farm estate. The project will ensure that food is available all year round for the citizens of Nigeria


The project involved the dredging of the Daberan Dam and construction of a solar irrigation system. This was done so that the farmers in the area had access to water for irrigation, hence ensuring all the year round water supply for farming activities in the area especially at the NALDA Integrated Farm Estate.

The project is located at the Daberan Dam, about 90 Kilometers from Katsina, the Katsina State Capital City on the Katsina-Daura Expressway.

The project assets consist of 2 Solar Irrigation system, comprising of the solar farm and 3 industrial submersible pumping system and an automatic alarm system. This project will ensure all year round Irrigation, and also increase fish yield in the area.


In Abia State, NALDA undertook the construction of a fish village, along with cultivation of some farmland, NALDA also undertook the training of some youth, along with the establishment of Fish and Grasscutter processing centers to process the fish harvested from the fish village.


The Ariam Fish Village is an Integrated Fish farm, with a production capacity of 100, 000 fish per cycle, a fish hatchery, and processing facilty. The Farm is situated on a 100 Hectare farmland donated by the community. The Farmland also hosts a Plantain orchard, and a crop farming component. NALDA will train and engage the indigenes of the community, especially the women and youth for farm labour.

The farm is located in Ariam Community, Ikwuano LGA of Abia State. The farm is about 32 Kilometers away from Umuahia, capital of Abia State. The Farm is fed by a 2.5 Kilometer road with drainage and erosion control system constructed by NALDA from the Umuahia- Ikot Ekpene Expressway.

This Project consists of a 2.5 Kilometers Surface Dressing Internal Access Road with Erosion Control; 3 blocks of building containg 50 fish colonies of 2,000 fish per colony; Administrative block, Hatchery and Security Post; Solar powered borehole with 5,000 liters overhead water storage.

This 2.5 Kilometer internal access road and drainage control construction has improved the access of the host community to the rest of the state, and on commencement this project will engage youth and women and provide an additional source of income for them.


The Abam Rice Project is a partnership with the indigenous rice farmers in the rice farm belt of Abam. NALDA trained 250 rice farmers and engaged them on the cultivation of a 270 hectare parcel of land donated by Abam community.

The farm is located in Abam Community in Arochukwu LGA. The farm is about 29 Kilometers away from Umuahia, the Abia State capital. The farm is spread on the flood plains of the Abam community.

This projects assets includes: 2 Massey Ferguson Tractors, 2 Tipping Trailers, 2 Ploughs, 2 Harrows, 2 Ridger, 20 Water pumps.


NALDA resuscitated an old Integrated Farm Estate, and also trained and engaged more than 600 youth and women in crop production and animal husbandry (rabbits, goats and piggery):


The project is the resuscitation of the dilapidated Imo State Integrated Farm in Acharaugo Emekuku in Owerri North LGA, Imo State. The farm sits on 35 Hectares of land with poultry, goat, piggery and cropping sections. NALDA will provide farm machinery, tools, equipment and inputs and also provide management.

The project is located in Acharaugo Community, Emekuku Owerri North LGA. The farm can be accessed driving about 14 Kilometers on the Mbaise Road from Owerri to Emekuku and then about 3 Kilometers on an Earth road to Acharaugo.

The Projects assets include: Farm houses, Internal access roads with erosion control, 2 solar powered borehole and overhead water storage. This project will generate employment for the youth and women of the community and also ensure National Food Security.


The project is a partnership between Imo State Government and NALDA for the planting of corn in the Imo Palm Plantation in Ngor Okpala. The farm is a 60 hectare palm plantation and employs indigenous farmers to cultivate the farm, NALDA provides farm machinery, implements and input.

The site is about 31 kilometers away from Owerri via Aba road. The farm equipment include: 1 Massey Ferguson tractor, 1 Tipping Trailers, 1 Plough, 1 Harrow, 1 Ridger, 1 Jack, 1 Tool bag, 166 Rabbit cages. This project has revived interest in agriculture in the community, it has successfully engaged indigenous youth and women in different agricultural activities.


In Ekiti State, we entered a partnership with Oke Ako/Irele community for the planting of crops:


This farm is a 1,200 hectare farmland earmarked for cashew plantation. The project is designed to enlist indigenous farmers to cultivate the plantation with arable crops like: cassava, yam, sorghum, maize and melon.

As always, NALDA will supply farm machinery, tools and implements. At harvest NALDA buys the produce at a discounted rate. Currently 120 Hectares of the land is planted with maize and cassava, while 30 hectares are planted with rice.

The project is located at Irele town, about 28 kilometers from Ikole LGA and 68 kilometers from Ado Ekiti. The farmland is interconnected by a 22.5 kilometers road network.

The projects assets include: a 4.5 KM asphalt surface dressed road, a 3.6 KM earth road, 4 Solar Powered boreholes and overhead water storage system, mini cashew processing plant, 2 Massy Fergusson Tractors, 2 Tipping Trailers, 2 Ploughs, 2 Disc Harrows, and 2 Ridgers. The project will go a long way in securing food and fiber in the region.

Frequently Asked Questions

NALDA (National Agricultural Land Development Authority), is a body established in 1992 but it went into extinction in 2000. However under the administration of the President Muhammadu Buhari, it was revived to carry out its mandate of developing rural communities through agriculture and to make agriculture a business and a source of wealth creation for the country.
NALDA intends to provide food security for the populace of the country, and inadvertently provide Jobs and meaningful engagements for the youth. We are tasked with Rural Development, hence NALDA enters partnerships with various communities and villages in the country. Communities are encouraged to donate their lands to NALDA, NALDA will train the women and youth of these communities and provide Agricultural inputs (Seeds, Pesticides, Herbicides etc), and guidance to the indigenes of the community on how to cultivate the land.
The following programmes are currently offerd under the NALDA initiative:
  • National Young Farmers Scheme
  • Women In Agriculture
  • Back to Farm Initiative
  • Agro Input Initiative
  • NALDA Integrated Farm Estates
  • Soil Doctors/ Agricultural Extension Worker Training
Under the National Young Farmers Scheme, we intend to inject 774,000 new farmers into the agricultural sector. We are currently running a pilot programme that involves 100 farmers from each of the 774 LGAs of the country. For more information about this scheme visit a NALDA office closest to you.
The Back to Farm initiative is a programme designed to raise public awareness about the NALDA initiative and its mandate to make agriculture attractive to the youth, and engage farmers across all facets of agriculture.For more information visit a NALDA office closest to you.
You can go to the Contact Section of this site, and find the contact information of a NALDA State office close to you.
Our Social handles are available in the contact section of this site, and the addresses of our state offices are given below.
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Our State Presence

We are currently in the following states below:

S/No State Address
1. Abia ADP Bus Stop, KM 3 Owerri Road, Umuahia, Abia State
2. Adamawa No 5 Yerima Balla Street, Masakare-Karewa, Jimeta-Yola, Adamawa State
3. Akwa Ibom One Plaza, Edet Akpan Avenue (4 lanes) Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
4. Anambra No 21 Emejulu Street, Onitsha, Anambra State.
5. Bauchi No 4 Ahmadu Bello Way, Opposite NUJ Secretariat, Bauchi State
6. Bayelsa White House Road, by Four Square Gospel Church, Agudama-Epie, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
7. Benue Terhemba Chabo, Z276/ZA261, Z Lane, Federal Low Cost Housing Estate, Lafia Road North Bank, Makurdi
8. Borno No 10 Mohammed Goni Road, Old GRA Maidugri, Borno State
9. Cross River Wing A, Third Floor, Federal Secretariat Complex, Calabar, Cross River State
10. Delta No 9B Johnson Duku Crescent, off High Court Road, G.R.A Effurun, Delta State
11. Ebonyi No 12 Nwofoke Odaa Close, close to Alex Ekwueme Teaching Hospital, Abakiliki, Ebonyi State.
12. Ekiti No 176, Iworoko Road beside Friendlys' Hotel, Adebayo, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.
13. Enugu Plot 16, Republic Layout, Independence Layout, Enugu State.
14. FCT 3A, Third Floor, Phase 1, Federal Secretariat Complex, FCT Abuja.
15. Gombe House: H08 Saadu Yuguda Street Tunfure Investment Quarters, Gombe.
16. Imo Along Okigwe Road, Owerri. Behind Former F.S.P Ugwu Orji, Owerri, Imo State
17. Jigawa No 7A Mobile Base, Off Dutse Bypass, Dutse, Jigawa State.
18. Kaduna No 16 Sani Sambo Road, Unguwar Sarki, Kaduna State
19. Kano Farm Center, Tarauni LGA, Kano State
20. Katsina Last Floor, No 304 Federal Secretariat Katsina, Kano Road, Katsina State
21. Kebbi Azbir Plaza, by Sani Abacha Bypass
22. Kogi No 5 RCCG Road, Beside Redeemed Christian Church of God Headquarters, Phase 2 Lokoja, Kogi State
23. Kwara Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Old Jebba Road, Adjacent to KWADP Before Kulende Junction, Sango, Ilorin, Kwara State
24. Lagos Ministry of Agriculture, Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos State
25. Nasarawa Nasarawa Agricultural Development Program (NADP) Office Complex off Makurdi Road, Nasarawa State.
26. Niger Farm Center by Hotel de Peacock, Tunga, Minna, Niger State.
27. Ondo Oke Eda Opposite Federal Mortgage Bank, Akure, Ondo State.
28. Osun No 2 Femi Adefila Crescent GRA, Osogbo, Osun State.
29. Oyo Quarters 825, Oba Abimbola Road, Off Total Garden- Secretariat Road, Agodi GRA, Ibadan, Oyo State.
30. Plateau No 3 Raiway road, Diye Zarmanganda, Jos South LGC, Plateau State.
31. Rivers Federal Secretariat, Aba Road, Rivers State.
32. Sokoto Plot 85 Mabera Behind Federal Government College, Sokoto State.
33. Taraba Abuimila Plaza, Nyamusala Road, Jalingo, Taraba State.
34. Yobe Federal Secretariat, First Floor, Gashua Road, Damaturu, Yobe State.
35. Zamfara Sokoto Rima River Basin Development Authority (SRRBDA) Zonal Office, After Minfor Local Government, Sokoto Bypass Road, Gusau, Zamfara State.