Nigeria to implement agriculture data management information system

The Federal Government is set to implement the National Agricultural Data Management Information System (NADMIS) to strengthen data and information services in the agriculture sector.
Dr Ernest Umakhihe, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday byMrs Mabel Mbosire, a Senior Information Officer in the ministry.
He disclosed this at the opening of the National Validation of Country Data Set for Third Biennial Review Exercise on the Implementation of Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme on Wednesday in Abuja.
Umakhihe, represented by Mrs Karima Babaginda, Director, Federal Department of Agriculture, said that NADMIS would strengthen the data Information system for policy, planning and tracking of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the agricultural sector.
He said that NADMIS would also act as an instrument for the resuscitation and revitalisation of data and information services at both the federal and state ministries of agriculture in the country.
The permanent secretary said that preparation had reached an advanced stage at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to facilitate the second phase of the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics in Nigeria.


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