Adoption and Utilization of ICT Through Farmers.NG Technology in Ondo State, Nigeria
International Journal of Applied Agricultural Sciences
Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2020, Pages: 7-15
Received: Feb. 1, 2019;
Accepted: Apr. 8, 2019;
Published: Feb. 4, 2020
Views 487 Downloads 170
Felicia Itunnu Wole-Alo, Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Inioluwa Oluwaseun Oluwagbemi, Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
The study examined the Adoption and Utilization of ICT through Farmers.Ng Technology in Ondo State, Nigeria. A total of 86 respondents were used for the study; which were farmers who are registered with the company (farmers.ng) in Ondo state which were selected through Multi-stage sampling procedure. The socio-economic characteristics respondents revealed that majority (73%) of them were male. The mean age of the farmers was 51 years. Most (77%) of them were married, majority (69%) were Christians, a substantial majority (48%) had primary education, 62% of the respondents engaged in farming as their primary occupation and 61% had no secondary occupation. The average monthly income of the respondents was ₦58209; the average household size was 5 and 59% of the respondents were members of crop societies. The results of the hypotheses indicated that there was significant relationship between the socioeconomic characteristics and the adoption of the market solution technology. It also showed that there was significant relationship between the attitude of the respondents and the utilization of the market technology. Study recommends that the use of ICT should be facilitated amongst farmers by national governments and development partners to facilitate sharing of agricultural related information, knowledge and experiences.
Felicia Itunnu Wole-Alo,
Inioluwa Oluwaseun Oluwagbemi,
Adoption and Utilization of ICT Through Farmers.NG Technology in Ondo State, Nigeria, International Journal of Applied Agricultural Sciences.
Vol. 6, No. 1,
2020, pp. 7-15.
Copyright © 2020 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Aina, L. O. ( 2007). ‘Globalisation and small-scale farming in Africa: What roles for information centres?’ In World Library and Information Congress: Seventy-third IFLA General Conference and Council. Durban, South Africa. Page 19–23.
Anselme Bienvenu Adegbidi, 2012: Journal of Research in International Business and Management (ISSN: 2251-0028) Vol. 2 (11) pp. 261-272, November, 2012 Available online@http://www.interesjournals.org/JRIBM Copyright ©2012 International Research Journals.
Ayodele et al. 2016. Effects of Farmers’ Socio-economic Characteristics on their Perception on Cassava Production in Ondo State, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology 8 (4): 1-10.
Farmers.ng market solution technology, 2016: https://techpoint.africa/2016/06/14/farmersng-is- connecting-farmers-to-customers/
Fasina O. O. 2015. Determents of Radio Agricultural Programmes Listenership: A Case Study of Futa FM 93.1 Radio Station in Ondo State, Nigeria. Agricultural communications, 2015, 3 (1): 50-55.
Fasina O. O. and Adekoya A. E. 2010. Personal characteristics predisposing children to agricultural involvement among the Yoruba’s in South West Nigeria. KRE Journal Studies of Tribes and Tribals. 8: 115-120.
Fawole W. O and M. A. Y. Rahji, (2016). Determinant of productivity among farmers in Ondo state of Nigeria. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics and Sociology. 9 (4); 1-7.
Kameswari, V. L. V., Kishore, D. and Gupta, V. (2011) ICTs for Agricultural Extension: A study in the Indian Himalayan region. The Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries, 48 (3): 12. https://www.ejisdc.org/ojs2/index.php/ejisdc/article/view/847/372.
Lightfoot, C. and Scheuermeier, U. 2007. ‘Organizing the learning for rural marketing through linking local learners: How to improve smallholder farmers’ links to markets’. Rural Development News 2: 30–4.
Mafimisebi T. E. and Oguntade A. E. 2011. Health infrastructure inequality and rural urban utilization of traditional and orthodox medicine in farming households: a case study of Ekiti State Nigeria. Health management. INTECH Open Access Publisher, Croatia. pp: 25-32.
Manda, P. A. 2002. ‘Information and agricultural development in Tanzania: A critique’. Information Development 18 (3): 181–9.
Mawazo Magesa 2015: Linking Rural Farmers to Markets Using ICTs, CTA Working Paper 15/12| November, 2015.
Mwaura F., 2014. Effect of farmer group membership on agricultural technology adoption and crop productivity in Uganda’. African Crop Science Journal. 22 (4): 917–927.
Nakweya, 2013: Radio, mobile phones could boost African farm yields http://www.scidev.net/sub-saharan-africa/icts/news/radio-mobile-phones-could-boost-african-farm-yields.html.
National Bureau of Statistics. 2009. Social statistics in Nigeria Federal Republic of Nigeria. Page 418.
Rao, N. H. 2007. ‘A framework for implementing information and communication technologies in agricultural development in India’. Technological Forecasting & Social Change 74: 491–518.
Reddy P R and Reddy S J. 1997. Farm Broadcasts: Listening Behavior of Farmers, Harita Publishing House, Hyderabad. Pp 37-91.
Wole-Alo and Okunlola, 2015. Utilization of Modern Cassava Processing Technologies among Small holder Women Processors in Ondo state, Nigeria. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, 5 (12): 29-33.