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ACCESS AND USE OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AMONG RURAL FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

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ABSTRACT
This work examines the access and use of information communication technologies (ICT)
among rural farmers in Enugu State. It is the contention of this study that there is a lacuna
between access and usage of ICT among the rural farmers in Enugu state and generally in
Nigeria. This study applauds the impact of ICT in enhancing the agricultural productivity in
Nigeria especially as it concerns the rural communities. However, this work is designed to
ascertain types of ICTs available to the farmers in rural area of Enugu state, determine the
farmers’ level of access to ICTs, determine the level of usage of ICTs by farmers, determine
the extent to which these ICTs have been perceived to be effective in information
dissemination to rural farmers; and identify the persuaded challenges to effective use of
ICTs among the rural farmers. In the methodology, data were collected mainly from
secondary and primary sources and the work was designed to cover the three agricultural
zones in Enugu state namely; Enugu-North, Enugu-East, and Enugu-West zones. In each of
these agricultural zones, one local government was sampled out. In Enugu-North zone we
sampled out Nsukka, Enugu-West zone we sampled Awgu, while in Enugu-East zone we
sample out Isi-Uzo. Forty farmers were selected from each of the above named local
governments making a total of 120 farmers. In the measurement of variables focus was
drawn on the respondents’ sex, age, marital status, educational qualification, years spent to
acquire formal education, years of farming experiences, primary occupation. The use of
Pearson correlation coefficient at 0.05 level was adopted to analyze the data. Results of the
study showed that a high proportion (38%) of the respondents were within the age bracket
of 40-49 years and their mean age was 46 years. Majority (67%) of the respondents were
males. Most of the rural farmers (97.3%) were married. A good proportion (23.3%) of the
farmers had WAEC as their highest educational qualification. The average year of working
experience was 21 years. Also, majority (56.3%) of the respondents had farming as their
primary occupation. The findings also revealed that most of the farmers were aware of
radio, television, mobile phone and video CD players, while few others were aware of the
other ICT tools. Most of these ICT tools were not available to farmers however many of
them had radio, mobile phone, television and video CD player. It was evident from the
study that many of the farmers had access to radio, television and mobile phone but most of
the other modern ICTs were not accessible to them. It was also found that these ICT tools
that were accessible were often being used by farmers and were perceived to be very
effective in obtaining information, and communicating effectively among the farmers. The
major constraints that hindered the use of ICT by farmers were epileptic power supply
(M=2.73), poor finance (M=2.54), High cost of ICT infrastructure (M=2.30), Lack of
connectivity to access (M=2.23), Lack of adequate awareness (M=2.22), and Government
policies (M=2.18), etc.

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