The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), which is overseen by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, has started an empowerment program for farmers through the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture (NAVSA) in Katsina State as part of the Federal Government of Nigeria’s effort to establish a robust digital agriculture industry.
The Program introduces smart brooding to increase broiler survival rates, a green energy-powered smart irrigation system to enable year-round output, and soil intelligence systems to promote information-driven farming.
NAVSA is a part of federal government initiatives to transform agriculture, connect ecosystem players throughout the agriculture value chain, and position agriculture as a business for improved GDP and economic growth. These initiatives are being carried out by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), under the supervision of the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
The Muhammadu Sunusi II ICT Hall at Al-Qalam University in Katsina State is the site of the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture (NAVSA) Empowerment Programme.
Program Date: 7th – 13th January 2023