NGO harps on using technology to boost income from agriculture

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Nigerian Farmers
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AYOKANMI Ayuba, Deputy Country Director,  TechnoServe, has advised Nigerians to use technology to  boost  opportunities and address constraints in agricultural business

TechnoServe is a global non-profit organisation encouraging enterprising young men and women to build competitive farms and, competitive agro businesses.

Ayuba told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that much  technology had not been targeted at the agricultural space.

”There has been a weakness in the nexus between agriculture and  technology. Adoption of technology has not been at the level one expects,” she said.

The official told NAN that  effective application of  technology in agriculture would boost income. She noted that the organisation had tapped into a project of the UK Department For International Development (DFID) known as  Plant to boost operations of agricultural businesses.

She said that Plant promoted application of technology to agriculture. According to her,  the  project  has been able to boost such businesses’ incomes.

”Something worthy to note here is that we will also be working with the British  Council to set up Agtech interface network to put players in the ecosystem.

“We will be working with 180 agric businesses, agric business network groups in this project.”

She said that the players –  research institute, tertiary institutions, incubation and tech hubs and agriculture businesses – would be more aware of new technologies that would help to build their incomes.

NAN reports that TechnoServe applies private sector principles and management in improving income and livelihood in developing world. (NAN)

– July 22, 2019 @ 7:47 GMT |

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