Nigeria Launches e-Agriculture Web Portal

Nigeria Launches e-Agriculture Web Portal


The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Tuesday launched a National e-agriculture web portal to enhance agricultural activities in the country.

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, unveiled the new web portal in Abuja. He said the new portal would help those interested in agribusiness ‎information about the country’s agricultural activities. “The world has gone digital and most businesses are done in the Internet. And agriculture in Nigeria should not be an exception.’’

The minister said e-agriculture web portal came up as a result of the collaboration between the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

“It’s a platform where everybody that wants to go into agribusiness can log into and find potentials that exist in agriculture.’’ He also inaugurated a 13-Member Steering Committee to implement work plan on how the portal will benefit agribusiness in Nigeria.

Watch Uche Onuora, Co-Founder of Hitch Stream and Flexfinity Media explain the idea behind the web portal.