The National Information technology Development Agency, (NITDA), has given the assurances that the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture (NAVSA) will be extended across the country with other Nigerians getting the impacts.
The Director-General of NITDA, Mal. Kashifu Inuwa, stated this when he hosted the Management of Jigawa Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (JICCIMA) at the Agency’s Corporate Headquarters in Abuja earlier this week.
“NAVSA remains one of the success stories of the Agency in the state it has been piloted and implemented. NITDA will ensure that the programme is extended to all the 36 states of the federation,” he promised.
The National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture (NAVSA), which is an initiative of the Agency is to create a digital database for farmers where they can buy and sell their farm produce. The project was piloted in Jigawa State in July this year with the plan to capture all the states in the country.
According to Abdullahi, the project’s goal is to build digital capabilities and innovations across the agriculture value chain aimed at creating massive jobs and improve the income and wealth of every ecosystem player.