Now You can Farm online| Read More

INSIDEMAINLAND– The Lagos State Government has announced plans to boost agricultural business through electronic commerce in order to accelerate the state’s economic development.

Dr. Lola Akande, the state Commissioner for Commerce, Industry, and Cooperatives, stated this on Monday at the start of the management capacity-building workshop for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises on Agribusiness and E-Commerce in Alausa, Ikeja.

Akande, who was represented at the event by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Adetutu Oluremi, stated that farmers will need access to stable power and the internet to benefit from technology-enhanced agriculture.

She said, “The theme for this event, ‘The relevance of e-commerce as a catalyst to the agribusiness value chain in a 21st-century economy,’ is very apt considering that e-commerce in agriculture has emerged as an alternative model to formalize informal value chains by enabling the buying and selling of farm produce online. This will allow farmers to bypass intermediaries and sell directly to various customer groups that would have otherwise been out of reach.

“I believe that if we put agriculture, youth, and technology together, and formulate government strategies that encourage more entrepreneurs to come into the sector, we will be able to speed up our economic development. We must also keep in mind that the farmer probably does not have access to Wi-Fi and power. I think that is where we must begin; technology must meet farmers on their farms.”

Dr. Joshua Odewale, the Chief Consultant at Hoshea Consults, emphasized the importance of e-commerce to rural communities in his lecture.

“E-commerce improves capacity development among rural communities resulting in better market information for producers, lower transaction costs, improved market coordination, and more transparent rural markets. It will also increase food and nutrition security and boost food production,” he said.



Government My Area

Japa Effect: LASG Tasks Residents on Collaboration at Apapa Hospital

INSIDEMAINLAND– The Lagos State Government has stated that it will require citizen support to renew the Apapa General Hospital infrastructure and expand service delivery. The Lagos state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, stated this on Wednesday during a stakeholders’ meeting at the hospital residence in Apapa, Lagos Mainland. Abayomi, who was represented at the […]

Read More

MUST READ! No Boat Trips at night in Lagos

INSIDEMAINLAND– The Lagos State Government has reiterated that the law prohibiting boat operators from operating on the state’s waterways after 7 p.m. every day remains in effect. This was revealed in a joint statement released on Wednesday by the Director-General of the Lagos Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, and the General Manager of the Lagos […]

Read More

Fuel Scarcity: Prices Surge as Situation Lingers

INSIDEMAINLAND -Some Independent petroleum marketers, yesterday, raised the price of petrol to N240 per liter, up from about N230 per liter the day before, as the shortage persisted in Lagos and its environs. It was discovered that marketers are currently lifting the product from the depots at N200 per litre, as opposed to N148 per […]

Read More