Farmkonnect Agribusiness Nigeria PLC has announced that it plan to inaugurate the first ever agricultural Electronic center In Africa. The plan is to take Agriculture practice to another enviable height in Africa.

The Electronic Centre will be commissioned on 29th, April 2021 in Ibadan as the headquarters.

The founder, who doubles as the Chief Executive Officer Farmkonnect Agribusiness, Rt. Naval commader Azeez Oluwole, made this known on Friday during a press briefing held at the premises of the Edifice located at Ashi-Bodija area of Ibadan.

Oluwole disclosed that agricultural electronic center was established following the need to change the digital data narrative of Africas agricultural system, adding that the center is aimed at promoting precision agriculture in Nigeria and Africa at large.

When enumerating further that the project has two components namely Farmkonnect agricultural electronic extension service center and Farmkonnect Institute for data and agribusiness studies , he disclosed that the sole responsibility and goal of this initiatives is to provide input services to stakeholders in the agricultural value chain through information technology, training , research and professional business consulting .

he said the initiative is an integral part of Farmkonnect mission to glamourise agricultural practices in Africa and also contribute to food security and nutrition through agricultural real estate of modern technologies and methodologies.

He expressed further that FAGEX was established with the intent to accelerate controlled environment farming practices in Africa , leveraging on modern technologies such as satellite imagery, drones , which will enable farmers to monitor and review live feeds from all open farms and green houses anywhere in Africa, the other component FIDAS will help to enhance the use of smart processes , people and technologies for data and insight generation that help stakeholders make informed decisions towards responsible production and achieving food security in Africa by 2030 and beyond.

In the same vein, he added that the new innovation by Farmkonnect will help change the way Agriculture is being practiced in Nigeria and other part of Africa, reduce wastage of agricultural produces which amounts to a big loss on the path of the farmer, and also make agriculture more attractive to the youths ,hence providing gainful employment to a Large number of unemployed youth in the country.

The integration of the project which is the first of its kind in Africa will ensure the integration of big data and cloud based ecosystems that will connect various data point to stakeholders in any part of the Agricultural value chain and also help them make informed decisions.

Lastly , the CEO Farmkonnect ,Mr. Oluwole promised that the technology will be available for commercial use early next at an affordable rate as part of the company’s as part of the company’s further contribution to Agricultural development in state and the country.

 

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