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:

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 also intend to reduce the bar of entering agriculture as a farmer by providing subsidies and grants to increase output.
The following programmes are currently offerd under the NALDA initiative:
  • National Young Farmers Scheme
  • Women In Agriculture
  • Back to Farm Initiative
  • Agro Input Initiative
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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HQ Address: No 2a Usman Danfodio Crescent, Aso Villa, Abuja FCT.

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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 Gidan Dawa, Opposite Al-Huda Academy, 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.