NITDA Kick Starts Job And Wealth Creation Programme1 min read
In line with President Buhari’s administration drive to lift 100m Nigerians out of poverty, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) under the supervision of Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy kick starts job and wealth creation programme by adopting 130 farmers on National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture (NAVSA).
NAVSA Platform is aimed at digitalizing Agriculture to drive Digital Economy, as part of President Buhari’s agenda to leverage on technology and innovation to revolutionize the agriculture value chain.
NAVSA ecosystem is a collection of critical stakeholders, players and community members that create value across the agriculture value-chain to ensure improved productivity and economic growth for agriculture transformation. The platform facilitates the connection of farmers and ecosystem players in a mutually-beneficial manner.
The target is to adopt farmers in 774 LGAs across the country, open the platform to all agriculture ecosystem players with access to information, facilitate and improve productivity, reduce the cost of production, and facilitate access to local and international markets.
It will also enhance profits of farmers and the value chain players, support agriculture with technology, help them to build sustainable business models and digital business opportunities that will create not less than 6million well-paying jobs in the next 10 years.