IMPACT OF MOBILE PHONE USAGE ON AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION AMONG OJO FARMERS

The study examined the impact of the mobile phone usage on agricultural information among Ojo farmers. A study of Agric information dissemination among Ojo farmer, Ojo Local Government Area. Using a survey of five villages in Ojo town, Ojo local government area of Benue State. This research also finds that the following problems are associated with the use of mobile phones – poor network services, high charges, network congestion, power failure and reduction interconnectivity. The study is anchored on the diffusion of innovation theory which excludes that mobile phone have generally improved farmers in the farming system. It recommends that …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 …