In his opening remarks, the Permanent Secretary, (FMARD
. Agricultural Transformation Agenda: We Will Grow Nigeria's Agricultural Sector.
Badams said it has been the age-long aspiration of the FMARD
to ensure that Nigerian farmers have access to high quality inputs specifically fertilizers for their use in an efficient and cost effective manner to increase agricultural production, guarantee food security and enhance the quality of life of the rural farmers.
It also condemned the exclusion of her members ( men and women) from almost all the government economic empowerment palliative such as Tradermoni, subsidy, International aids, grants logistics given to other Nigerians in addition to FMARD
and CBN which gulp all the 15 percent budget allocation in Agriculture ministry to only crop farmers.
Some MDAs included in the strategy are: Federal Ministry of Environment (FMENV), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), Consumer Protection Council (CPC), National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD
), and Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI).
She noted that the training was organised in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD
) and Agricultural Development Programmes (ADPs) in the south-east zone.
In a concerted effort to curtail and manage the noxious pest and its effect on crops, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD
) are training more than one hundred farmers in Northern Nigeria on management and control of the invasive pest.
THE Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development FMARD
has reiterated its commitment to strengthen its existing partnership with the African-Asian Rural Development Organisation (AARDO),- an international Inter- Government Organisation formed in Cairo, Egypt in 1962.
Ahmed Adekunle noted that the Partnership between the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD
) with John Deere through the NAMEL is an initiative of the Honourable Minister that has come to reality to deliver on the farm mechanization programme of the Federal Government, while explaining that this initiative is aimed at increasing production per hectare and attracting financing provided by John Deere to the Ministry.