The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) is inviting engineers, developers, makers, and students to address Nigeria’s pressing agricultural challenges using technology.
The Centre’s Technical Officer (Innovation and Creativity), Mr. Abdulrahman Babatunde, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
According to Mr. Babatunde, CITAD’s objective is to foster projects that enhance efficiency and bring about positive change in agriculture, helping farmers utilize technology to increase productivity and ensure food security.
He noted that the Centre is encouraging innovators to think outside the box and come up with new and creative solutions to Nigeria’s agricultural challenges.
“This is a great opportunity for innovators to make a real difference in the lives of Nigerian farmers and help improve the country’s food security,” Mr. Babatunde disclosed.
Additionally, he emphasized that “Nigeria is currently facing an alarming state of food security, and in response, we extend a warm invitation to software developers to step forward and showcase their talents to address these urgent challenges.”
“These potential solutions may include the creation of an educational platform designed in local languages, which can instruct individuals on the principles of food security.”
“We encourage innovative approaches that enhance farmer engagement in agriculture while facilitating access to the best farming practices and techniques, thereby contributing to the overall improvement of food security in the country.”
Mr. Babatunde also stated that all interested candidates should complete the Google form on or before October 19, 2023.