The Federal Department of Agricultural Land Resources provides services in the following areas:
Soil Survey and Land Evaluation
Land use and Conservation
Soil Fertility Evaluation and Management
Manpower training through the Federal Colleges of Land Resources Technology at Kuru and Owerri
GIS and Remote Sensing Centre at Kaduna
Soil Survey and Land Evaluation Division
The Division provides advisory services to farmers and other land users in:
Detailed soil survey of individual’s land holdings, community land and local government areas.
Capability classification of land holdings with a view to separating arable land from those that should be used for recreation, play grounds, grazing, and forestry.
Suitability assessment of arable land for different crops (e.g. maize, cassava, rice, yams, sorghum).
Land Use and Conservation Division
This division provides advisory services to land users in the following areas:
Erosion control on agricultural lands.
Reclamation/Rehabilitation of degraded lands
Drought and desertification control
Land use planning
Soil Fertility Evaluation and Management Division
The Division provides advisory services to farmers:
In the management of problem soils, e.g. acid soils, salt-affected soils, vertisols and soils polluted by oil spillage
Conducting fertility baseline surveys for appropriate fertilizer recommendations.
Soil Testing Division
The Soil Testing Division provides analytical services for soils, water, plants and fertilizers to stakeholders through its Soil Laboratories at Kaduna, Ibadan and Umudike.