Stakeholders Canvass Use Of Technology For Agricultural Devt

Barbie Espinol

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have advocated for the use of know-how and innovation in the sector to enhance farmers’ productiveness.

They stated this at the Agric workshop organised by the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) held yesterday in Lagos, with the concept: ‘Leveraging Technological innovation & Digital Transformation in Agriculture’.

The chairman, Agric and Export Trade Team of NBCC, Dr. Olusola Obabori said: “any business enterprise devoid of leveraging technology is functioning in the past. This is why we are in this article these days to look at the use of technological know-how in boosting manufacturing in agriculture.”

He extra that, with the use of technological know-how, it will scale up creation and provides very best procedures in the earth, which will translate into much more income.

The lasting secretary, federal ministry of Agriculture and Rural Progress, Dr. Ernest Umakhihe, stated that, the Nigerian Agriculture sector has potentials to drive economic growth and build prosperity, thanks to the country’s viable agro-ecological zones, sturdy worth chains and youthful inhabitants, which can be utilized to discover and undertake a diversified agribusiness enterprise.

He added that, more than time, agriculture has experienced a longstanding role in Nigeria’s overall economy and at this time contributes the most to total GDP, saying nowadays, it accounts for 25 per cent of Nigeria’s GDP and has remained resilient in the experience of the latest financial recessions and exogenous shocks.

In accordance to Umakhihe, in repositioning the agriculture sector, thePresidency signed a priority deliverable compact with the ministry which is captured the Countrywide Agricultural Research Procedure of strengthening applicable research and training establishments along the route of sector-aligned, desire-driven and revolutionary technological innovation, among the other individuals.

He pointed out that ongoing community and overseas collaborations and partnership among State and non-State stakeholders continues to be the pivot of developing conducive business enterprise problems, raising non-public sector’s participation in the financial state, growing commodity price chain functions and increasing agricultural output’s contribution to the country’s gross domestic product or service.

The CEO of Eresoft Restricted and Ere Aeronautics Constrained, Ebikekeme Ere reported,  the region populace will be predicted to double by 2050 as food demand from customers is exploding, noting that farming is nonetheless pretty subsistent, yield for each acre can differ 500 for each cent in just solitary area, fertilizer costs expanding each and every yr, 50 to 60 for each cent produce improve potential in crops and crop ailments are on the rise because of to lack of mitigation.


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