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FG EMPOWERS SMART FARMERS IN KATSINA

The federal government  through the  National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has distributed smart agricultural materials to  beneficiaries of the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture (NAVSA) 5-Day Empowerment Programme which took place at Al-Qalam University, Katsina, Katsina state.

Spokesperson of NITDA, Hadiza Umar said NAVSA programme is also aimed at creating five million job opportunities,accelerate economic diversification and growth and facilitate the integration of digital technologies and innovations in the agriculture processes and practices.

This is also  to significantly increase productivity, improve food security, ensure an eco-friendly agricultural practice, attract potential talents and youths into agriculture professions to maximise outcomes.

The federal government has also improved green energy-powered smart brooding to enhance the survival rate of broilers, a smart irrigation system to support a year-long production and a soil nutrient monitoring system to support information-driven farming on a demo land.

Other benefits include Smart Device, N100,000 seed fund, AgTech training and capacity Building, Connectivity (Internet and CUG), NAVSA Platform, Financial inclusion through digital wallets, e-Extension and insurance services, Continuous reinvestment model opportunities and Unmanned Area Vehicle (UAV)/Drone for smart farm. LEADERSHIP

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