Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
Vol. 16, No. 1, 2012, pp. 41-44
Bioline Code: ja12007
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2012, pp. 41-44
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Determinants of Access and Farmers’ use of Information and Communication Technologies (1CTs) in Edo State, Nigeria|
Okoedo-Okojie, D.U. & Omoregbee, F.E.
This study assessed determinants of farmers access and use of new ICTS in the
study area. Data obtained from 270 respondents through multi-stage sampling technique were
subjected to descriptive and logit regression analysis. The results show that GSM is the only new
ICT farmers have access to (mean= 2.66) and use regularly (mean =3.44) while they have little or no
access to and use either computer, E- mail or internet. This poor farmers access to and use of new
ICTs can limit the extent of agricultural information they can receive. The probability of respondents
having high access to new ICTS was significantly related to education (b = 0.784) and farming
income, (b = 0.754). The study recommends organizing farmers into associations for training in the
use of and collective acquisition of new ICTs.
Farmers, Access, Use New Information and Communication, Technologies (ICTs).