IMPACT OF SMARTPHONE ON AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION AMONG FARMERS

The study examined the impact of smartphone on agricultural information among farmers with a focus on agricultural information dissemination among Ikot Apan Kuk farmers. It is noted that we are in global village which agricultural information and knowledge have the tendency of increase as farmers can learn a lot now and acquainted with necessary information. The study was anchored on Diffusion of Innovation Theory. The research employed survey research method coupled with questionnaire to elicit responses from respondents who were accidental sampled. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics ( frequency and percentage). The research finds out that the problem …READ MORE …

BROADCASTING AS MEANS OF DISSEMINATING AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION

The research apprises broadcast media as a means of disseminating agricultural information to farmers in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State.  In a country like Nigeria, Malaysia and India, where literacy level is low, the choice of communication media is of vital importance. In this regard, television and radio are significant, as they transfer modern agricultural technology to literate and illiterate farmers alike even in interior areas, within a short time to enlighten farmers on the use of various technologies to boost agricultural development. In this paper, an attempt is made to deal about the importance of radio and …READ MORE …