THE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
In Technical Reports Nos. 6 to 8 we described Nigeria's resources and their utilization, and analyzed in some detail major crops and livestock. and the specific factors affecting their production; we have indicated in many instances how in our opinion the country's agricultural services can assist in raising and improving agricultural output. In Technical Report No. 9 we outlined problems of domestic marketing and storage, and the organization of the co-operative movement.
The following pages provide additional information on proposed federal and regional government programs and expenditures for agricultural development. Tables 1-9 summarize recommended government expenditures for agricultural and related services on a year-by- year basis, and investment expenditures for agricultural projects which we think should be undertaken by the regional development corporations.
Our projections of federal expenditure for agricultural services are shown in Table 1. The federal estimates include funds for the establishment and operation of an agricultural research institute, to engage in research on soils, the agronomy of field crops and pastures, horticulture, genetics and plant health, including the control of diseases and insects affecting economic plants. The institute, to be established by expanding the facilities of Moor Plantation at Ibadan, should be responsible to the federal Minister of Natural Resources but should have considerable independence of action in all scientific, technical and practical details of the research programs it undertakes. Its board of governors, which should be appointed jointly by the federal government and University College, Ibadan, and should include the institute's director, should be primarily concerned with matters of