Umudike Journal of Engineering and Technology

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike


A REVIEW OF ICT BASED SOLUTIONS FOR IMPROVED FOOD SECURITY IN NIGERIA

Asogwa, S. C.
Department of Computer Sc. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria

Ituma, C.
Department of Computer Sc, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria



ABSTRACT

The ICT is impacting very much on farming methods so much so that it has become a revolution. It makes timely information available to farmers in every stage of their farming activities. The book haram menace in the north eastern Nigeria has created the need to use technology to maximize the crop yields in the areas where there is less conflict. This paper presents the roles of ICT based solutions that can improve food security in Nigeria. It looks at ICT based solutions such as Intelligent Guiding Systems, Sensors, Integrated Electronic communication, drones, applications developments, big data etc. and posits that ICT based solutions presents a great opportunity to farmers in Nigeria especially now that security challenges poses a great threat to food security.



Keywords: Food for peace, Food security, ICT-Based solutions


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Conference Code
IECON2019

Conference Title
ENGINEERING FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION, FOOD AND NATIONAL SECURITY

ISBN
978-978-53175-8-9

Date Published
Friday, September 20, 2019

Conference Date
2nd - 4th September, 2019

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