The National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), a parastatal under the Ministry of Women Affairs, has trained 100 women on the use of Information and Communication Technology in agriculture development.
It said the training done with support from the Bank of Agriculture (BOA), was to enable them adopt efficient farming techniques and boost quality food production.
The agency’s Director-General Mary Ekpere-Eta, during the event said 70 per cent of the country’s population which comprises women and youths, needed to harness the power of ICT.
According to her, the women who were drawn from various Local Government Areas in the 36 states of the federation were selected after thorough screening process.
She said, “One hundred female farmers from different LGAs in the country were assembled for this intensive training after a thorough screening process.
“They have been made aware of ICT techniques that can be leveraged for business development, access to finance, marketing and networking strategies, personal security, access to modern agricultural practices among others.
“It is common knowledge that the SDG-5 is aimed at achieving gender equality to empower all women and girls through the use of ICT.