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  The Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security have partnered to introduce a funding and support program for agricultural projects that utilize Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies. The program, tagged the “Fourth Industrial Revolution Technology Application (4IRTA) Demonstration Project in Agriculture”, seeks to identify, spotlight, and fund initiatives that apply selected technologies to drive productivity and sustainability in agriculture.
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This program specifically targets pilot farms that are leveraging the Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and helps them with funding to expand and deepen their utilization of these technologies. Ultimately, this program aims to enable such projects to deliver much greater output and serve as models for the future of agricultural enterprise in Nigeria.
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Ten projects selected by the program’s organizers could receive up to ₦10 million in funding to help them employ more 4IR technologies in their work.


This program is open to projects that meet the following criteria:
  • Be focused on the application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), IoT, AI, and Blockchain, in various agricultural subsectors (e.g. crop production, fishery, livestock, and forestry)
  • Demonstrate the use of these technologies to improve productivity and sustainability in Nigeria
  • Have the potential to generate economic and social benefits for farmers

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  • It should be technically feasible and have a plan for scaling
  • Should have a plan for long-term success
  Applications will remain open until December 7, 2023. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: Opportunities For Africans
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This article was first published on 30th November 2023


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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