Agriculture in

The work of the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA) in Nigeria is aligned with the Federal Government’s Agriculture Promotion Policy (APP) or Green Alternative and the Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).

We support the Government agricultural priorities on building an agribusiness economy for sustainable prosperity through domestic food security, export generation, import substitution and job creation.

Total Population


Population Engaged in Agricultural Activities


Agriculture Contribution to GDP


Kehinde Makinde

AGRA Nigeria
Country Manager

Esther Ibrahim

Associate Program Officer

Gbemisola Bakare

Program Coordinator

Godswill Aguiyi

Associate Program Officer

Mansir Daroda

Driver/Office Assistant

Thomas Arokoyo

Program Officer


No 6, Plot 1413 Ogbagi Street,2nd floor
off Oro-Ago Crescent, Cadastral Zone II,
Garki, Abuja

Federal Ministry of Agriculture

Kapital Road, Area 11, Abuja, Nigeria

Challenges in Agriculture

Our objective is to increase the incomes of smallholder farmers and improve food security to reduce shocks and stresses by making investments that catalyze an agricultural transformation. In Nigeria, AGRA works at the Federal level to support agriculture policy reforms and systems development. We also work to improve the incomes and food security of the rice, maize, cassava and soybean farmers in Kaduna and Niger States.

Our Investments

In this decade, AGRA built an asset base in technologies, partnerships and models that can be scaled for significant impact on the status of agriculture in Nigeria. Our strategy and support for Nigeria from 2017 to 2021 seeks to bring all of these elements together to catalyze and sustain inclusive agriculture transformation in Nigeria through contributions to the improvement of productivity and marketing of produce, effectively improving the incomes and food security for at least 1.5 million smallholder farming households. Through an investment of $19 million we seek to support the governments’ (Federal and State) need for a strong agriculture sector with effective coordination and implementation capabilities.

US$25.6 million invested in Nigeria's agricultural industry

Early Results


Invested in 8 grants


Farmers Committed to Date


Certified Seeds Produced


Village-Based Advisers Recruited and Trained


Value of Produce Sold


Seed Packs Distributed to Farmers

Further Resources

Nigeria Operational Plan

Funding partners

Other Partners