Federation of Agricultural Commodities Association of Nigeria (FACAN)

FACAN was incorporated in Abuja, Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2010 as a regulatory body for the Agricultural Commodity Associations.

THE FEDERATION OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY ASSOCIATIONS OF NIGERIA (FACAN), the apex umbrella body for Agriculture Commodity Associations in the country, an initiative of the Federal Government, in line with Public/Private Partnership Arrangement (PPPA) as a one-stop centre between the Government and the Organized Private Sector in Agriculture and a link between the private Agro-commodity merchants, within and outside.

The Federation is collaborating with relevant International Organizations, Government Institutions, Agencies and MDAs in the promotion of agricultural activities along the value chains for food security, job creations, poverty reduction, foreign exchange earnings and increased productivity, among others.

The Federation is strategically positioned to provide a common voice for Agricultural Commodity Associations in the country, in the areas of the areas of policy formation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

The FACAN secretariat is managed by an Executive Secretary, supported by a Deputy Executive Secretary and other staff and research consultants.

Our Reach

LG Women Leaders in Agriculture
Local Government Youth Leaders in Agriculture


Working with members of Agricultural Commodity Associations to provide one voice for all agricultural commodities towards a unified organization that is better placed operationally and financially.


a)     To create a single unified, well-resourced and powerful voice for Nigeria’s Agricultural Commodity Associations.

b)     To promote high commodity exports among the Confederation units.

c)      To promote strong links among farmers, traders, processors, exporters and importers on the one hand and export finance intuitions, governments and relevant international organizations on the other.

d)     To provide a unified production and export programme among the confederating units.

e)     To provide an institutional authority to coordinate the business and activities of the confederating units.

f)       To facilitate the improvement of the qualities and fair trade of the agricultural commodities exported in Nigeria.

g)     To encourage International Financial Institutions, Development and Aid Agencies to deal with members of FACAN.

h)     To create a well-equipped professional Secretariat that will ensure better utilization of resources, manpower, time and finances for members.

i)       To organize talks, conference, workshops, symposia and seminars with the aims of improving agricultural commodity businesses in Nigeria and elsewhere.

j)       To provide wider business network both nationally and internationally and strengthen public advocacy efforts with respect to agro-commodity businesses.

k)     To encourage the confederating units of the Agricultural Commodity Associations to speak with one voice on all issues affecting agro-commodity businesses.

l)       To enhance efficiency and effectiveness in all businesses of the Agricultural Commodity Associations.

m)   To provide access to broader services touching on all aspects of agro-commodity businesses.

n)     To influence national economic policies as they affect the agro-commodity. Business.

o)  To provide assistance, information, advice and representation for members in protecting their interests and maximizing opportunities.

p)     To do all such other things as may be reasonably required, realizing the aims and objectives of the Association in the interest of members and the general public.

Organizational Structure

1.       The Board of Trustees and Patrons

2.   General Assembly of Agricultural Stakeholders.

3.      National Executive Council.

4.      Six (6) Zonal Coordinators.

5. 36 states plus Federal Capital Territory Coordinators.

6.  774 Local Government Coordinators Wards Coordinator Executives.

7.      Six (6) Zonal Women Leaders in Agriculture.

8.  36 States Including FCT women Leaders in Agriculture.

9.   774 LGs Women Leaders and Wards Women Leaders in Agriculture.

10.  36 State Youth Leaders in Agriculture Plus FCT.

11. 774 Local Government Youth Leaders in Agriculture.

12.    Wards Youth Leaders in Agriculture.                      


FACAN works very closely with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, especially, in the areas of production and its technologies, with the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment in areas of processing, commerce trade policies and investments and the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, especially through the Raw materials, Research and Development Council in the area of increases provision of quality Raw Materials for the industries and exports.

We work with the Central Bank of Nigeria, especially on the Anchor Borrowers Programme, Nigeria Risk Sharing Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL). NEXIM, AFRIEMIX, Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), IITA, SON, NAFDAC, USAID, EU, UNIDO, AFRACA, NAQS, GIZ, etc. We have participated in WTO/STDF meetings.


Block D, Room 309 -316,

Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment,

Old Federal Secretariat, Aral 1, Garki, Abuja.

Email Address: contact@facan.ng








Dr. Victor H. Iyama

National President

Cocoa Association of Nigeria


Alh. Sheriff Balogun

Deputy President

Nat. Sesame Seed Assoc. of Nigeria


Hon. (Dr.) Bello Nuhu Dogondaji

General Secretary

Hides & Skin Dealers Assoc. of Nigeria


Hon. Bayo Ajibade

Deputy  General Secretary

Nigeria Potato Growers, Processors & Marketers Assoc. of Nigeria


Hajia Rukayya Ismail Abulraman

National Treasurer

Nat. Banana & Plantain Growers, Processors and Marketers Assoc. of Nigeria


Hajiya Jummai Abubakar

Financial Secretary

Nat. Shea Products Assoc. of Nigeria


Engr. Henry Olatujoye

Publicity Secretary

Nat. Palm Produce Assoc. of Naigeria



Mr. Musa Labaran

Auditor General

Cassava Exporters Association of Nigeria


Prince Peter O. Bakare

Executive Secretary




Our Partners include 

  1. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID
  2. Foundation for Leadership, Ethical Evolution and Sustainable Development (FLEESD)
  3. The Department for International Development (DFID)

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