The level of Nigeria’s agricultural mechanisation is among the lowest globally. This is according to the National Agricultural Technology and Innovation Policy 2022-2027, which was published on the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
This is despite the $1.2bn Green Imperative Programme launched by the Federal Government about two years ago.
The policy document read in part, “The agricultural mechanization level in Nigeria is one of the lowest in the World. FMARD [Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development] indicated that Nigeria’s mechanisation is at 0.027 hp/hectare which is far from the FAO’s recommendation of 1.5 hp/hectare.”