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Agric Ministry, NITDA deploy technology on yield

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) have launched an e-agriculture Web Portal aimed at improving agricultural yield through the use of technology.

The National e-Agriculture Web Portal (NEAWP) will among others, provide information about weather to farmers as well as improve agricultural productivity.

Launching the Web Portal, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri said the initiative will enhance knowledge flow between stakeholders and farmers.

According to him “The National e-agriculture Web Portal project is a strategic Initiative designed to enhance knowledge flow between stakeholders a doctor inclusive robust development of the agricultural sector.

“It encompasses and showcases all aspects of food and agriculture industry/value chain Nigeria. It aims to highlight the strategic and operational components of the ICT-driven agricultural value chain in Nigeria”.

In his remarks, the Minister of Communication, Barrister Adebayo Shittu said the data generated from the portal will be useful to the decision makers in the agricultural sector.