NALDA in partnership with The Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS) is set to train and engage 37,000 youth as soil doctors across the 36 states including FCT. The long term goal of the partnership centers on engaging young Nigerian into the scientific method of farming to aid better crop yields and food security across the Nation.
The core essence of this engagement programme is geared towards creating a pool of qualified Nigerian youth who will carry out soil tests, soil management and extension services for farmers across the nation at a very subsidized rate. Read also How To Apply For National Young Farmers Scheme 2020 – 2021
The programme is targeted at young Nigerian graduates who have a background in agriculture or sciences, the potential graduate must be passionate about agric business and food security in Nigeria. At the end of a 14-day training on soil testing, soil management and extension services, NALDA will equip each graduant with soil test kits to practice.
The general objective of this programme is to train and equip young Nigerian graduates with soil test, soil management and extension services skills. The young doctors will assist farmers to evaluate their soil, identify soil nutrients and prescribe fertilizers and crops suitable for their farm lands for a better yield.
Stay tuned! We will update you when Nalda commence the recruitment proper. Before then, you can check nalda states office address and contact details here: NALDA States Office Address