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Posts on the topic "Nigeria"

Posts on the topic "Nigeria"

  • Uber-like application for tractors helps smallholder farmers in Nigeria

    Nigeria has one of the largest inventories of uncultivated farmland on earth, but they are losing crops in volumes because of labor shortages and lack of mechanization.” according to Jehiel Oliver, CEO of Hello Tractor. Many smallholder farmers cannot afford to pay someone else for high-season help. Owning a tractor would solve many of those problems. The first part of the business is the small, 15 horsepower tractor itself that Hello Tractor sells at $4,000, 10 times cheaper than the average tractor found in Africa. Each tractor comes with a GPS tracking device, so that its position can be...
  • ICT experts seek use of geo-satellite equipment to tackle unemployment in Nigeria

    With an ever growing population, agriculture globally has to become more and more productive. This means continuing to adapt with the technological changes that a modern world brings. Satellites are changing the way we look at and manage agriculture. In the case of Nigeria, precision farming can be an option to avoid wastage of scarce resources and identify soil types, best location for mineral resources and arid lands. Photo Credits: The Guardian Nigeria Walter Mayer, an Austrian-based ICT Expert, said unemployment level in Nigeria would be cut by half if government embraced Geo-satellite...
  • Vodacom partners with Nigeria's Kaduna State over ICT development project

    Vodacom is leading a three-part ICT development initiative in Kaduna State in Nigeria focused on education, health and agriculture. Kaduna State and Nigeria are only a part of wider plan of similar initiatives throughout the whole of Africa. Similar initiatives have already started in Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, and other countries will be reached during 2017. Photo Credits: Premium Times The first part of the project is centered on education and will be implemented in 4 000 schools across Kaduna State by June 2017. It is a solution that allows the State to monitor feeding...