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NITDA To Commence Empowerment Programme For 140 Farmers

In its drive to build a robust digital environment for transformation of Nigeria’s agricultural sector, the National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA), under the supervision of Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, will on Tuesday, 16th February, 2021 commence Empowerment Programme for 140 farmers under National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture (NAVSA) in Gombe State.

NAVSA is designed to support the Federal Government commitment to create jobs for the youthful population, attract them into agriculture, improve food productivity, wealth and income of farmers and digilatise agricultural value chain in promoting access to international food markets.

Benefits and Items to be given out are;

  • Smart Device (Tablet)
  • Seed fund of N100,000
  • Know Your Farmer (KYF) Farmers’ Identification
  • Capacity Building: Digital Agripreneurship training and Skill Acquisition
  • Connectivity (Internet access and CUG calls by adopted farmers)
  • NAVSA Platform (Mobile App)
  • Financial Inclusion through digital wallets
  • e-Extension services
  • Agric as a business and Agro
  • Business Models’ Opportunities
  • Continuous reinvestment model

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