SOCIOECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION AMONG RICE FARMERS IN EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA
- Ebele S. Nwokoye
- Abigail Oyim
- Stephen K. Dimnwobi
- ( paper pages. 1 - 31 )
Adoption and utilization of information and communicationtechnology (ICT) is paramount for improved agricultural productivity.This study employs a combination of descriptive statistics, logit model,and analysis of variance to examine the factors that drive ICTadoption among rice farmers in Ebonyi State, South-East Nigeria. Asample of 476 rice farmers was identified and selected using thesnowball sampling technique. The results of the study established thatdegree of awareness, farmer’s perception, educational attainment,income level, age, training, cost of ICT device are significantdeterminants of ICT adoption by farmers. On the other hand,differences in gender do not significantly determine ICT adoption.Findings also show that there are income improvements among ICTadopters. The study recommends greater focus on ICT training offarmers to improve adoption and boost rice output in the state.
Ebele S. Nwokoye, Abigail Oyim, Stephen K. Dimnwobi.
"SOCIOECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION AMONG RICE FARMERS IN EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA"
The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies,
61 (3): 1 - 31.
D8, Q16, N5