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The National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services grew out of the Specialist Services Section of the former Northern Nigeria Ministry of Agriculture to provide a formal link between the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Zaria, and the Ministry of Agriculture in 1963 as Research Liaison Section (RLS) to ensure that research results get to farmers in adoptable form. In 1968, following the dissolution of the regional structure, RLS was transferred to IAR and became known as Extension and Research Liaison Section (ERLS). Consequently, the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Council, in accordance with Statute 19, separated ERLS from IAR in 1975 and renamed it the Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (AERLS). Thus, AERLS, became an autonomous Institute within the Agricultural Complex of the University, under the aegis of the then Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST).
Following the reorganization of the research institutes by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, a number of changes in the mandates of several research institutes were made in April 1987. In recognition of its contribution to successful extension and research support services in the country, AERLS thus earned a national mandate which transformed it to the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS).
To develop, collate, evaluate, disseminate agricultural technologies and conduct research in agricultural extension methodologies and policy; and provide leadership in capacity building of stakeholders to meet the present and future agricultural developmental challenges of the country.Go to Top
• Capacity building and skill development of all target clients to enhance quality and effectiveness of extension service delivery
• Package and disseminate agric. research results /technologies to diverse end-users
• Conduct research into extension systems, adoption process,
• Develop agricultural extension methodologies, approaches, methods, tools, strategies compatible with the various socio-economic and agric systems/ecological environments obtainable in Nigeria
• Plan, monitor and evaluate REFILS activities nationwide
• Field problems identification, monitoring of agric. performance nationwide and provide feedback
• Review and support the activities of research institute-based AERLS to ensure high performance & effectiveness
• Establish and maintain adopted villages and outreach centers for testing new methods/tools for service delivery to promote new innovations in commodity production, value addition, etc and provision of feedback
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