NATIONAL FOOD RESERVE AGENCY (NFRA). By Dr. M. I. Lawal, Coordinating Director, NFRA. Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources. Silo Complex. NFRA BACKGROUND. The National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) is a Parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Water Resources (FMAWR).
By Dr. M. I. Lawal, Coordinating Director, NFRA
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources
- Projects Coordinating Unit (PCU),
- Food Reserve & Storage (FRS);
- Agro-Processing & Marketing (APM);
- International Collaboration & Partnership (ICP);
- Agric Production & Inputs Services (APIS);
- Cooperatives Development;
- Finance & Accounts; and
NFRA activities are generally focused on hunger and poverty reduction in line with the MDG and government objectives/policy thrusts related to wealth creation, healthy livelihood of the Nigerian citizenry and youth employment, among others. The Agency is determined to do more in addressing the full value chain approach to induce the competitiveness of the agricultural sector in Nigeria.
In order to improve on the achievements recorded so far, funds should be released on time to enhance prompt execution of the planned activities/ projects.