The vision of the Buhari Administration for agriculture is to work with key stakeholders to build an agribusiness economy capable of delivering sustained prosperity by meeting domestic food security goals, generating exports, and supporting sustainable income and job growth.
“I will stand my ground and maintain my position that under my watch, that old Nigeria is slowly but surely disappearing and a new era is rising in which we grow what we eat and consume what we make.” President Muhammadu Buhari, in his Speech presenting the 2017 Budget to the National Assembly, December 14, 2016
“Across the country, our farmers, traders and transporters are seeing a shift in their fortunes. Nigerians who preferred imported products are now consuming made in Nigeria products. From Argungu in Kebbi to Abakalaki in Ebonyi, rice farmers and millers are seeing their products move. We must replicate such success in other staples like wheat, sugar, soya, tomato and dairy products.” President Muhammadu Buhari, in his Speech presenting the 2017 Budget to the National Assembly, December 14, 2016
Nigeria is witnessing a revolution in agriculture, propelled by President Buhari’s vision of a country that “grows what it eats.” From the start of his administration the President has highlighted Agriculture and Solid Minerals as priority areas.
This vision has led to the implementation of the following Policies and Initiatives:
Agriculture Promotion Policy (2016-2020)
Anchor Borrowers Programme
Presidential Fertilizer Initiative
Yam Export Initiative