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NIGERIAN RICE FARMERS GOT SMARTPHONES AND FARMING APPS



The National Cereals Research Institute (NCRI) Commenced a training course of how to use smartphones for farming among rice farmers in Nigeria recently. This program which is aimed at boosting rice production in Nigeria had 50 rice farmers extension officers in training.

This training didn't cover most locations in Nigeria, drawing few participants from Kogi, Nassarawa, Ebonyi, Niger, and Kebbi state (Riverline areas) where farmers focus mainly on rice production.


According to Agboire Samuel Acting Executive Director NCRI In an event in Lokoja; the gesture was part of the Federal Government's policy aimed at scaling rice production in the country to meet local and export needs.

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