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Nigeria - Register as Farmer

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Apply In-Person:

  1. To apply for registering as a farmer in person, the applicant has to visit the office of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development or any registration unit nearest to his/her location.
  2. Address and contact details of the FMARD can be found in the following page: Link
  3. Visit the office and get an application form for registering as a farmer as applicable to your requirement from the respective department.
  4. Make sure that you have all the documents listed in the “Required documents” section of this page.
  5. Now, complete the application form with appropriate information under relevant sections. Attest it with your signature once completed.
  6. Once completed filling the application form, submit it in person to the relevant authority at the office.
  7. Pay the required amount of fees for application processing and registration.
  8. After submission, the application and other documents will be forwarded for examination and verification processes.
  9. When the verification and validation processes are over, the application will be approved and the officials will proceed to take required steps to issue the registration card.
  10. On successful registration, the applicant will receive a formal notification from the office for collecting the Farmer’s ID card.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form
  • Acceptable means of applicant’s Identification
  • Passport size photographs (as required)
  • Proof of membership in Farmer’s cooperative (if any)
  • Proof of farm registration
  • Proof of land ownership
  • Any supporting document (as instructed)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria,
Kapital Road, Area 11,
Telephone: +234-(803)-000000
Email: [email protected]
Website: Link
Contact link: Link



  • Any individual in Nigeria, who wishes to involve in farming (crop or animal), can apply to get registered.
  • The applicant must possess a valid proof of identification.


Please approach the authorities for fees details.


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  • Applicants can enquire the department about the required documents to be attached with this application form, in addition.
  • Applicants are advised to complete the application form neatly and completely with absolute legibility and appropriateness to avoid rejections. Also, all the required documents must be furnished completely.
  • Applicants can enquire the office about the fees details and payment procedure if they had any doubts.

Required Information[edit]

  • Applicant’s name
  • Age and Date of birth
  • Address of farmer’s residence
  • Contact number and email address
  • Address of the farm
  • Dimensions of the land
  • Other particulars of the farm
  • Identification document number
  • Banking particulars


Need for the Document[edit]

If you want to involve in a farming business and do crop or animal farming in Nigeria, you need to get registered as a farmer with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria.

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