Farmers and private investors in the agriculture sector have been urged to embrace technology to boost agricultural produce for local consumption and export.
This call was made yesterday at the 6th Lagos International Food and Beverage Trade Fair tagged ’Food Security through Technology’.
Professor Ndubuisi Ekekwe, an entrepreneur and international scholar, said “the time has come for Nigerian farmers to move away from traditional farming system to the modern trend where technology is widely applied.”
According to him, the use of technology will guide farmers through the process of efficiency that will reduce their loss during harvest.
“The introduction of technology will make loans easily accessible to farmers because technological application will make the progress on farms available to government and private bodies charged with the responsibility of monitoring the use of the loans,” he added.