American Technology Company, Microsoft, is working to ensure food security in Nigeria and other parts of Africa through the planned digital transformation of agriculture.
Microsoft, announced this during a virtual round-table panel discussion about digital transformation in agriculture for food security in Africa.
It noted that with the sector sustaining up to 70 per cent of Africa’s livelihoods, Microsoft will work with government and private partners to enable data-driven, precision and connected farming that optimizes yields and boosts farm productivity and profitability.
Microsoft Nigeria Country Manager, Ola Williams, led the conversation with partners from the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA) and the Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agriculture (NIRSAL).
According to discussants, there is a need to explore the ways in which agritech is changing outcomes for farmers across the continent, unlocking productivity and helping farmers .