Some Roles And List Of Science And Technology Institutions In Agricultural Development

The knowledge of science and technology plays an important role in the development and improvement of agriculture in Nigeria.

The basic knowledge acquired from the study of science and technology can be applied to solve agricultural problems and improve on the various activities involved in agricultural production such as:

1.   Provision farm tools and machinery such as

Research institutes and location

1.   IITA ( International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. Ibadan

2.   NSS (National Seed Services – Ibadan

3.   NCRI (National Cereals research Institute – Badegi and Ibadan

4.   NRCRI (National Root Crop research Institute – Umudike

5.   FURO (Federal Institute of Industrial Research – Oshodi


1.   FAO (Food and agricultural Organisation – Rome

2.   PASCON (Pan – African striga control network – Accra

3.   WARDA (West African Rice Development Agency – Ivory  Coast

4.   ILCA (International livestock Centre for Africa  - Addis Ababa

5.   IFAD (International Fund For Agricultural Development – Rome 

Agric Programmes

1.   ALS             -        Agric Loan Scheme

2.   RBDA         -        River Basin Development Scheme

3.   NAIS           -         National Agricultural Insurance Scheme

4.   GR              -        Green Revolution

5.   OFN            -       Operation Feed the Nation

6.   NALDA        -        National Agricultural Land Development Agency

7.   ADP            -        Agricultural Development Project

8.   DFRRI         -        Directorate of Food, Road and Rural Infrastructure

9.   NAICPS       -        National Accelerated Industrial Crop Production Programme

10.  NADPP        -        National Accelerated Food Production Programme  

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