With the smallholder farmers producing an estimated 90% of the country’s food and contributing 21% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $477 billion, rejuvenating the agricultural sector by digitising all its processes for smallholder farmers through initiatives developed by the government would not only boost productivity but increase the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by $67billion.
The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA today commences the training of 75 farmers that are to be absorbed on the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture platform.
Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has stated that Agriculture in the technology age has become more important.
A funding initiative focused on driving technological innovations and new business models for Africa has been announced by Milken Institute and Motsepe Foundation. The Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize will consist of multiple competitions in the areas of agriculture, energy, education, and health, according to a joint statement by the organisers.
Agrocenta is a Ghanaian Agritech startup that connects the smallholder farmers (farms operating with less than two hectares of land) in the staple food (rice, maize, millet, and soybean) value chain to a wider online market to trade.