Nigeria’s Nationwide Data Know-how Growth Company (NITDA) has partnered with 3 universities within the nation to advance analysis and utility of digital know-how to farming.
NITDA is in collaboration with the Federal College of Know-how, Akure (FUTA), Federal College Dutse (FUD) and College of Abuja (UNIABUJA) for the pilot scheme. This was disclosed by the Director-Normal of NITDA, Mr Kashifu Abdullahi.
In line with him, NITDA is establishing Data Know-how (IT) centres within the communities and establishments of studying throughout the nation in addition to offering coaching for Nigerians to function according to the Federal Authorities’s coverage on digital financial system.
What NITDA is saying
The NITDA famous that agriculture makes up 24% of Nigeria’s GDP, however regardless of this contribution, it faces problems with “low know-how, excessive manufacturing value and poor distribution of inputs, restricted financing, excessive post-harvest losses, and poor entry to markets.”
Abdullahi added that the applying of digitech in farming would cut back the amount of water, fertiliser and labour required, in addition to improve yield.
Utilizing know-how in farming will assist the nation optimise this sector, “enhance manufacturing, cut back waste, facilitate entry to markets, and thereby put Nigeria on the trail of meals safety and substantial revenue technology,” he added.
The NITDA said that the company hopes to draw a youthful inhabitants to farming and increase the nation’s Nationwide Digital Financial system Coverage and Technique by which it hopes to develop into a number one participant within the world digital financial system.