Farmers Development Union (FADU) is a registered organization and the apex body of the organized rural micro producers’ association of small farmers, food processors, artisans and petty traders in Nigeria. FADU was formed in 1989 and registered in 1990 as a non-profit making organization. FADU, being a membership organization, has about half-a million rural members with 82% being women. FADU has a national spread with strong strength in its membership and a network for dissemination of technologies for economic development in 29 out of the 36 states in Nigeria. The aim of FADU is to have an organization that can provide linked client-specific, strategic service and represent the interest of the rural micro-entrepreneurs in their quest to gain skills, knowledge and assets that they need to have stable means of livelihood. FADU at inception, has the mandate for: membership mobilization and consolidation, strengthening technical; managerial and financial capacities of members for development, micro finance promotion among members, input supply for member-rural producers, marketing of members’ products, women improvement, gender mainstreaming, renewable natural resources development, social/health related issues for example HIV/AIDS, TB, water sanitation, malaria, reproductive health, skills training, literacy programmes, and consultancy.
FADU o!, Ajose wa ni!