One of the ways that the Federal Government plans to diversify our economy is attaining self-sufficiency in producing the food we consume.
An effective and well-coordinated agriculture extension system is vital to the attainment of sustainable national food self-sufficiency. To establish this, the Federal Government is engaging 100,000 qualified young Nigerians through the N Power Agro programme.
After a first phase of training, N-Power Agro members will start to function as intermediaries between research and farmers.
They will operate as facilitators and communicators, helping farmers in their decision-making and ensuring that appropriate knowledge is implemented to obtain the best results on farms.
N-Power Agro will also rely on the use of technology as the country aspires to identify soil types, farm sizes, irrigation data, and ensure that our farmers are part of an existing and developing knowledge management system.
→Graduate Degree (Bachelors or Higher National Diploma)
→Must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service Corps Programme
→Selection Preference Disciplines: Bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Nutrition, Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Science, Crop Science, Food Science & Technology, and other agro related disciplines.
→ 2 Years
*Participants will undergo an initial induction training prior to deployment
Opportunities after the programme
Ultimately, N-Power Agro members can aspire to a life-long career in agriculture and other allied fields. Possible destinations include:
→Agriculture Extension Services Consultant
→Seed fertilizer and other input aggregators
→Public sector jobs in agriculture
→Farming co-operatives management