Office of the Permanent representative to FAO


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  • Staff size n/a
  • Revenues (IGR) n/a
  • Budget Allocation () ₦145,410,696.00
  • Recurrent Expenditure ₦109,410,696.00
  • Capital Expenditure ₦36,000,000.00

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Establishment Act

The Nigeria Government, through letter No: AGRS.15/S.6/X/2 of 23 November 1977 accepted FAO Director-General’s proposal and agreed for FAO to establish a substantive Representation office in Lagos. The Country Representation office moved to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, in 1997 and is now within the United Nations House in Abuja that also accommodates other UN agencies.

On 4 May, 2001 in Abuja, FAO signed an agreement with the Federal Government of Nigeria to provide the technical assistance required for the smooth running of the expansion phase of Nigeria’s National Programme for Food Security (NPFS), covering 327 sites (tripling the initial 109 sites of the first phase). FAO continues to support the NPFS by availing the Government and people of Nigeria with the best expert managerial and technical advice, including the framework of Technical Cooperation among Developing countries (TCDC) and South-South Cooperation (SSC).

Areas of statutory responsibilities and functions

The FAO Representation in Nigeria facilitates efforts to ensure and improve food security and reduce poverty on an economically and environmentally sustainable basis.

FAO in Nigeria serves as a forum for knowledge and information sharing. We help to improve agriculture, working also with allied institutions with the aim of ensuring good nutrition for all.

The FAO Representative in Nigeria, as the ambassador of the Director-General with the entire International and Local staff team, develops and maintains relations with the Government and other institutions in the country in fulfilling FAO's mandate.

The FAO Representative also networks with the United Nations' Country Team in Nigeria. Together with the UN Country Team the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF II) is being implemented in selected pilot States in Nigeria.

  1. Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP)
  2. TCP/NIR/3302 Strengthening of Plantain and Banana Production in Nigeria for Domestic Consumption and Export
  3. TCP/NIR/3401 TCP Facility
  4. TCP/NIR/3402 Support evidence-based decision making through impact analysis of policy options for sustainable development, food security and inclusive growth.
  5. TCP/NIR/3403 Strengthening National Seed Systems in Nigeria
  6. TCP/NIR/3404 Proposal Development of National Irrigation Policy and Strategy Nigeria
  7. TCP/SFW/3402 Support to policy initiatives for the development of livestock/meat and dairy value chains in West Africa
  8. Other Trust Funds (TF)
  9. MTF /RAF/443/CFC Improving the income generating potential of the oil palm in West and Central African region (Cameroon and Nigeria)
  10. Other Trust Funds (TF)
  11. MTF /RAF/443/CFC Improving the income generating potential of the oil palm in West and Central African region (Cameroon and Nigeria)
  12. Trust Fund/FAO-Government Cooperative Programme (TF/GCP)
  13. GCP /NIR/059/ASI Support for Implementation of SOLA Open Source Software in Nigeria
  14. GCP /RAF/461/SPA "Building Capacity of ECOWAS for effective CAADP Implementation in West Africa"
  15. GCP /RAF/467/MUL Strategic HIV/AIDS Response for Fisheries Communities in Africa
  16. MTF /GLO/345/BMG CountrySTAT for Sub-Saharan Africa: Strengthening the CountrySTAT System established in 17 Sub-Saharan African Countries - Phase II of GCP/GLO/208/BMG (Grant OPPGD1452)
  17. Null
  18. UNJP/NIR/058/UNJ-GLOBAL Nigeria REDD+ Readiness Programme
  19. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  20. NIR/12/001//01/99 Technical Assistance for Design and Support of Irrigation Schemes in Ekiti State
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Addresses/Contact info of offices in all States and in FCT

FAO Representation in Nigeria
Old CBN Building
No.4 Zaria street
Off Samuel Ladoke Akintola Boulevard
Garkii II

Mailing Address:
P.M.B. 396, Garki, Abuja
Telephone: +234-9-7812155
Fax: +234-9-4618743