Africa-Press – Nigeria. National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has signed an agreement with some higher institutions to promote research and application of digital technology in farming.
The Director General of NITDA, Mr Kashufu Inuwa Abdullahi revealed this while briefing newsmen on the activities of the Agency to promote the Federal Government’s policy on digital economy.
He said they were currently conducting a pilot project in Jigawa State, in collaboration with the Federal University Dutse, in Ondo State, with University of Akure and also in the Federal Capital Abuja.
The DG explained that deploying Digital Technology into agriculture will make farming a fancy business and attractive to the youth, which will also culminate in providing more job opportunities, and strengthen the country’s food security.
According to him, deploying digital technology will reduce the quantity of water, fertilizer and labor required, while the yield will also increase.
Kashifu revealed that the NITDA was committed to collaborating with all stakeholders to achieve 95 percent digital literacy and 99/percent broad Van coverage by 2030.
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