Are you among Nigerians who applied for the National Young Farmers Scheme under NALDA? If yes, we are glad to let you know that on the 10th of November 2020, the President will flag-off the National Young Farmers Scheme, the time has finally come for us to go back to farm, According to NALDA.
Under the National Young Farmers Scheme, NALDA will focus on encouraging the Nigerian youth to participate in agriculture. This projects final goal would be to encourage, empower and guide 1000 farmers from each of the 774 LGAs in Nigeria each year. This programme is intended to cut across all facets of agriculture.
The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) is incharge of this programme. NALDA 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. sector.
NALDA is 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.
For those who might have forgotten the application period, Read here: How To Apply For Buhari Young Farmers Network Program 2020 to refresh your memory.