Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2020, Page: 7-15
Adoption and Utilization of ICT Through Farmers.NG Technology in Ondo State, Nigeria
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
Received: Feb. 1, 2019;       Accepted: Apr. 8, 2019;       Published: Feb. 4, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijaas.20200601.12      View  23      Downloads  17
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Adoption, Utilization, ICT, Farmers.Ng and Technology
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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. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaas.20200601.12
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