As part of the efforts for further mechanize agriculture and boost the Economic Reforms programme (ERFG) of the current administration, the federal government has announced its intention to introduce Phygital Smallhoder Value Chains technology to farmers in the country.

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Bukar Hassan made this known during a presentation made by the Manobi Incorporation Ltd and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi9-Arid tropics (ICRISAT) in Abuja recently.

The permanent secretary stated that development in agriculture can better be attained if the nation can integrate the smallholder to the nuclear of its agricultural plan such as the small holder farmers can find their rightful place in agriculture; hence the need to embrace the new system that would expose then to value chain orchestrated initiatives based on advanced phygital ecosystems that would transform Nigerian agriculture……..Continue

Source: Leadership

Page: 32

Date: 14th February, 2018