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The centre is domiciles at the Department of Agribusiness and Market Development, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development.

The department has the mandate to develop agricultural market infrastructure (marketing and trading centre, storage facilities, etc.) to improve access to markets; develop improved preservation techniques and quality enhancement processes for domestic and export markets; promote the processing, packaging and storage of agricultural produce to reduce post-harvest losses; facilitate the development of agro-based cottage and large size processing industries; support the adoption of on-farm processing and storage structures to reduce post –harvest losses; promotion of agricultural investment through one-stop agribusiness resource centre; provision of agricultural marketing information services etc.

The NARC Timeline

1966

FMARD Created

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) is created and tasked with the responsibility of optimizing agriculture and integrating rural development for the transformation of the Nigerian economy, with a view to attaining food security and positioning Nigeria as a net food exporter for socio-economic development.

1979

Aquired Countrywide Farmers

Agriculture contributed to over 76% of the GDP of Nigeria. Nigeria boosted the Rice Mills of Benue in the Northern Region, the Groundnut pyramid of kano in the Northern Region, and the Cocoa houses of Ibadan in the Western Region

2016

ABM Created

The AgriBusiness and Market Development (ABM) Department of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) is created and tasked with the responsibility of promoting agricultural investment through a one-stop agribusiness resource centre.

2018

NARC Portal

At the Nigeria Agribusiness Resource Center, we support entrepreneurs and investors within the agricultural value chain in Nigeria, with information about investment opportunities in Nigeria.

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