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Information communication technology needs of small-scale farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Ajani, E. N. (main author), Agwu, A. E. (author)
Format:
Online journal article
Publication Date:
2012
URL:
https://doi.org/10.1080/10496505.2012.663694
Published:
Taylor & Francis
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
agricultural development, communication analysis, information needs, radio, rural development, small farmers, television, farmer communication, Nigeria (Africa, Western), information communication technology
Notes:
14 pages., via online journal., This study sought to identify the information communication technology (ICT) needs of small-scale farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria. A structured interview schedule was used to collect data from a sample of 108 farmers. Results revealed that the majority used radio and television and owned mobile phones and video machines. Constraints to use included capacity, infrastructural/technical and logistical problems. The study recommends that the Nigerian government reorient its policies in order to harness the potential of ICTs to contribute to agricultural development and highlights the need to raise awareness of the agricultural uses of ICTs among the government, other national stakeholders, and rural communities.