NALDA Volunteer: Be Part of 77, 400 Buhari Young Farmers Network NOW

Last updated on February 1st, 2021 at 02:30 pm

  • The programme plans to engage NALDA Volunteers across Nigeria
  • Buhari Young Farmers Network will also be spread across all 774 council areas in the country

Did you know that you can now apply for Buhari Young Farmers Network (BYFN) through the latest recruitment by the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA)?

UPDATE: The portal has officially opened o take more applications. if you see server error, kindly refresh to begin your registration.
Note: You can only register for one.


NALDA recruitment application portal today, Thursday, June 11, 2020

The application portal for NALDA volunteer and Buhari Young Farmer Network programme was planned to start taking online application today, but as at last check (June 11: 12:01PM) the portal shows 500 Server error. You can gain access to the main portal.

NALDA Application 500 server error and what you should do

NALDA Application 500 server error
The problem isn’t from users of such website, rather from its webmasters. The 500 internal server error occurs on any website when there’s a problem with the server or file system that’s powering such site, developer at says..
Most time, this occurs in the “root directory, where your WordPress files are, but it can also be caused by a problem on your host’s server”
Keep checking as we’ll continue to update you.
In this post, we’ll share with you some pertinent questions about farmers volunteers and the official application portal of the NALDA Nigeria.
The Buhari Young Farmers Programme shouldn’t hinder your application for the 774000 Jobs through Special Public Works Program. Tap into all opportunities that come your way.

When was NALDA established?

NALDA isn’t a new creation, it was established by the military regime of former Head of State Gen Ibrahim Babadamosi Babangida in 1992 at the Presidency. But during the administration of Chief of Olusegun Obasanjo in 2000, it ceased to function.
As part of the ideal of President Muhammadu Buhari, it was resuscitated on June 1, 2020, since Buhari believes that Nigerians must produce what they eat.
In a bid to achieve food security in the country and boost agribusiness, the agency has been re-established and re-invigorated for better service delivery.
So, what are you waiting for? You can seize this opportunity to start your own chicken farming business with the grants you’re going to get from the government in the incoming days.

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NALDA Programmes

Note that NALDA is one of the agencies under the Ministry of Agriculture, as such it has three programmes under it.
They are:

  1. Buhari Young Farmers Network
  2. Back to Farm programme
  3. NALDA Volunteer

Buhari Young Farmers Network Initiative

Buhari Young Farmers Network will be taking off with 100 young Nigerians from each local government with a target of 2000 young Nigerians per Local Government.
BYFN will be supported by the federal government.
Application portal for BYFN is

Back To Farm Programme

It is aimed at encouraging every Nigerian to embrace farming to boost their finances which in the long term would boost Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
It’s aimed at reducing and ending poverty in Nigeria just like the World Bank Young Professionals Program aimed at ending global poverty.

NALDA Volunteer Programme

The NALDA Volunteer programme provides opportunities for eligible Nigerians to contribute their volunteer actions, where suitable, to support the work of NALDA in the three main NALDA pilot projects
Application portal for NALDA volunteer is

Functions of NALDA Nigeria

Below are some of the mandates of the National Agricultural Land Development Authority

  1. To provide farm inputs such as improved seeds, fertilizers, machinery
  2. To provide environmentally friendly crop protection agents
  3. To monitor help the APC-led government’s plan to diversify the economy from oil to agrobusiness
  4. NALDA Nigeria provide growth enhancers and trainings which would be given to already existing farmers.
  5. To help Nigerians farmers improve their yield during farming season
  6. Through the Buhari Young Farmers Network, NALDA is injecting 77,400 young farmers into the Nigerian farming business across the country in different farming activities, ranging from crop farming to animal husbandry.
  7. To make sure that the mandate of the president for providing food for all is achieved within the next six months.
  8. NALDA is also using the ‘Back to Farm’ programme to encourage Nigerians to go back to the farm.
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Who can apply for NALDA job?

It’s for Nigerians who are ready to take up agribusiness as a way to make millions of naira yearly, who are ready to be self-sufficient.
NALDA will be recruiting 77,400 young farmers that would be trained in different farming activities ranging from crop farming to animal husbandry to boost agribusiness in the country.
According to the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, the young farmers would be drawn from the 774 local government areas across Nigeria, meaning 100 persons per local government area.

What’s the mode of recruitment and operation?

According to Ikonne, NALDA had consulted with some state governors, including the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
So, the state governors are likely to be indirectly involved in the recruitment process or monitor the progress of the programme in their respective state.
State governors will make provision or donation of land and other stakeholders in each states of the federation for its success.


  1. 36 State governments
  2. 774 Local government areas
  3. Military
  4. Paramilitary organisations
  5. National Assembly members
  6. Civil and public servants
  7. Journalists
  8. Corporate bodies
  9. Religious organisations and individuals.

NALDA Application process


  • Step 1: Head straight to the official application portal at
  • Step 2: Check the top of the page and click on any of the two options: NALDA volunteer or BYFN
  • Step 3: Enter your details and check your email for a confirmation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I check the list of Shortlisted candidates for NALDA recruitment?

Don’t worry, you’ll be contacted through your email address if your application is successful and such names will be forwarded to your LGA of residence.

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What is the duration of the programme?

The Programme will last 6 months and tactically organize broad-based volunteer services of eligible Nigerians to meet the targets of the three main pilot projects of NALDA to guarantee food and nutrition security in Nigeria.

What is NALDA recruitment closing date?

The portal was up and running on June 1, 2020, but due to traffic congestion and processing of the initial applicants, the application portal is currently temporarily closed and will be reopened on Thursday, 11th June, 2020.
However, closing date has not been set, we will keep you updated.

NALDA Contact details:

  • Twitter: @NALDA_NG
  • Email: office @

Final thought:
Apart from the government’s efforts at empowering Nigerians through agro-business, you can also check our top 8 funding for business owners in Nigeria.
If you have more questions, use the comment box below and we’ll get on it.


  • Opeyemi Quadri

    Ope is a finance writer and researcher with 10+ years of experience in content creation. His interests cut across real estate investment, foreign exchange, government policies and politics. He has a knack for breaking down complex financial concepts in a way that is easy to understand. Ope is available on Twitter @OpeQuadri.


36 thoughts on “NALDA Volunteer: Be Part of 77, 400 Buhari Young Farmers Network NOW”

  1. I have been trying the link for over two days, even at midnight and yet it’s not going through. What could be the problem sir?

  2. People that have registered and message was sent to their email account confirming that their application was successful should the same people re-register?

    • Hello Ibraheem, we’ll never share fraud link on this platform. The link in this post is the official application of NALDA. Feel free to ask us any question. The portal opens on Thursday.


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