Nigeria Links Cell Phones to Food Production


The government has moved forward with a controversial program to distribute cell phones to poor farmers in a bid to cut corruption and deliver services in the agricultural sector.

VIDEO: Phones for Nigeria's Farmers

Nigeria's Agricultural Ministry has moved forward with a controversial plan to provide the country's farmers with cellphones. These phones will be ... see more »

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Cellphones for farmers

  • Nigeria:  LCCI Lambasts FG's N60 Billion Phones-for-Farmers Policy

    Vanguard, 7 January 2013

    The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) have lambasted the federal government over the proposed N60 billion phones-for-farmers policy saying it is a misplaced priority. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Akinwumi - FG to Subsidise Phone Acquisition By Farmers

    This Day, 15 January 2013

    More details emerged Monday on how the Federal Government is going to execute its controversial phone-for- farmer scheme with a disclosure by Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwumi ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Cellphones for Nigerian Farmers

    Nigeria First, 14 January 2013

    Following is the prepared text of a speech by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture, during a press conference at State House, the office and residence of the president of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  N60 Billion Agric Phone Contract?

    Leadership, 9 January 2013

    The permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs. Ibukun Odusote, recently disclosed that the federal government intended to spend N60 billion on ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Minister Denies Purchase of N60 Billion Phones for Farmers

    This Day, 5 January 2013

    Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has denied reports that the federal government intends to buy mobile phones worth N60b for distribution to ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  60 Billion for 10 Million Phones Story Not True - Agriculture Minister

    Daily Trust, 4 January 2013

    Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwumi Adesina, has described the story making the rounds that his ministry intends to spend 60 billion naira on ten million cell ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Govt to Distribute 10 Million Cell Phones to Farmers

    Daily Trust, 4 January 2013

    Federal government said yesterday that no fewer than 10 million cell phones would be distributed to farmers to boost agricultural production in the country. read more »

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