Agric Firm set to launch novel Farm Technology in Ibadan

Prominent Agricultural firm; Farmkonnect Agribusiness Nigeria Plc. has announced that it will initiate an Agricultural Electronic Centre in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The founder and CEO of Farmkonnect Agribusiness, Mr. Azeez Oluwole said this during a press briefing on Friday held at their Basorun premises and also made it clear that the agricultural electronic center was established to change the digital data narrative of Africa’s agricultural system, adding that the center aims to promote smart agriculture in Nigeria and Africa at large.

Oluwole explained that the project has two components: Farmkonnect Agricultural Electronic Extension Service Center (FAGEX) and Farmkonnect Institute for Data and Agribusiness Studies.

He further revealed that the initiative’s goal 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 glamourize Africa’s agricultural practices and contribute to food security and nutrition through agricultural real estate of modern technologies and methodologies.

“This will enable farmers to monitor and review live feeds from all open farms and greenhouses 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.

“The innovation by Farmkonnect will help change the way Agriculture is being practiced in Nigeria and other parts 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 points to stakeholders in any part of the Agricultural value chain and help them make informed decisions,” he said.

Oluwole further hinted that this initiative will be available for public use at a pocket friendly price and will serve as the company’s way of giving back to the society.

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