Rivers State School-to Land Authority is a Parastatal of the Ministry of Agriculture, established in 1985 through the School-to-Land Law No. 4 of April 1985.
- To promote self-employment amongst the youths in agriculture
- To check the rising trend of rural-urban migration of school leavers and
- To provide raw materials for industries
- To boost increased food production for both local consumption and for export.
The vision of the authority is to create a new generation of young, energetic, enlightened farmers to replace the fast aging (and depleted rank) of peasant subsistence farmers.
The School-to-land Facility
The authority headquarters is located at Rumuodomaya Divisional Farm, Obio, Port Harcourt. The main block has 40 modern offices, furnished and fitted with air conditioners, together with 2 Conference Rooms, 4 Large Classrooms, a staff canteen, and 100KVA sound proof generator, other facilities include plantain, cassava, vegetable and pineapple demonstration plots, a rabbitry, a poultry house and mini-feed mill.
Principal Contact Person
Mr. Douglas W. Chukwu, [MNIM]
Mr. Chukwu is the Acting Executive Director of the School-to-Land Authority.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Business Studies) from the University of Ibandan (1994) and Master’s Degree in Public Sector Management from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (2010). He became a full member of Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered) on 13th October, 2009.
|S/N||Project Title||Location||Brief Description||Started||Completed|
|1||Recruitment & Training of 3,869 young school leavers||PHC||Training in modern crops, livestock and fish farming||1985||2012|
|2||Settlement of some 545 trained young farmers on lands acquired by Govt. in the local council areas||LGA’s||Parcellation and allotment of land to young farmers||1989||2004|
|3||Renovation of 3500 birds capacity poultry house||PHC||Renovated for practical exposure of trainee farmers to broiler birds and table egg production||2009||2010|
|4||Renovation of livestock and fish feed milling house||PHC||Installed to teach trainee farmers mechanical animal feed production||2014||2014|
|5||Rearing of 2000 catfish etc.||PHC||To teach trainee farmers the art of fish production from fingerlings to table size||2014||2015|
LIST OF ON-GOING PROJECTS
|S/N||Project Title||Location||Brief Description||Started|
|1||Rearing of Layers||PHC||Table egg production||2014|
|2||Cultivation of one hectare of cassava||PHC||Cassava stems and tuber production techniques||2014|
|3||Rearing of Catfish||PHC||To teach trainee farmers the art of fish production from fingerlings to table size||2014|
|4||Cultivation of ½ hectare of Pineapple||PHC||To teach trainee farmers pineapple production||2014|
LIST OF PROPOSED PROJECTS
|S/N||Project Title||Location||Brief Description||To be Started|
|1||Engagement of 25 young school leavers||PHC||To be recruited for training in modern food crops farming/fisheries/aquaculture and livestock farming|
|2||Stocking and rearing of pullet chicks||PHC||To teach the trainee table egg production from brooding stage|
|3||Induced spawning of catfish||PHC||TO teach trainee farmers fish fingerling production|
|4||Renovation of rabbit hutch||PHC||To teach trainee farmer rabbit meat production|