Group unveils farmers’ data platform

A GROUP of researchers, the OpenFarm Network, composed of Information Communication Technology (ICT), has created an online information services platform for smallholder farmers.
It plans to integrate agricultural research data using ICT tools and techniques to produce platforms to analyse large quantities of open data on farming.
Its Executive Director, Mr. Segun Ogunwale   said the  data platform will use data to improve farmers’ lot.
He said the platform will promote  knowledge and information in developing farming practices, increasing output and as such, improve livelihoods.
Ogunwale said the group will deploy complementary technological strengths  to  enhance productivity, promote agro trade and investment and tackle shared challenges.
He said the network equips agribusiness owners and other players in the sector with data and insights to make well-informed decisions.
The OpenFarm Team emerged the winner of synergos’ hackathon to develop a state-level dashboard for agriculture. The British Council also recognised OpenFarm as one of the  top 20 youth-led enterprises in 2016.

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