The Executive Head

Mr Charles Nwogu

Mission and Vision

Vision

To create conducive macroeconomic climate that stimulates greater private sector investment in agricultural and rural development, rationalizing the roles of the tiers of government, reorganizing the institutional frame work, implementing integrated rural development, increasing budgetary allocation, improving incentives to agriculture and promoting increased application of modern technology to agricultural production.

Mission

The Ministry of Agriculture has the responsibility of promoting farmer friendly agricultural policies with a view to achieving food security, developing the rural economy as well as to ensure conducive environmental security/protection for improved agricultural productivity.

 

Objectives

Carry out GIS mapping to identify the agricultural potentials of the various communities in the State, so that it will be easy to know what type of crop can be encouraged through expansive farming in a particular area.
Encourage farmers whose lands are contiguous to form co-operatives for expansive farming, so as to attract government support in land preparation, access to tractors, provision of improved seedlings, fingerlings, farm tools, fishing accessories, fertilizer, funds, etc.
Encourage the participation of indigenes of the State in practical hands-on agriculture schemes through the provision of scholarships and other incentives.
Enter into collaboration with research institutions to obtain improved seedlings and fingerlings for multiplication in the State.
Enter into partnership with private investors to engage in large scale fishing, livestock farming and other farming activities to create jobs and to increase the revenue base of the State