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Information Technology Knowledge and Skills of Agricultural Researchers in Botswana

Stephen Kayode Subair
Florence Kgankenna


This study was conducted to determine the level of information technology use among all the 39 lecturers of Botswana College of Agriculture (BCA) and 24 researchers of the Department of Agricultural Research (DAR) in Botswana. The questionnaire administered was developed around the domains which literature has asserted could contribute to the use of information technology in agricultural research. The questionnaire was validated and the reliability estimates calculated. The data collected were analysed using frequencies, means, percentages and rankings. The study revealed that the researchers placed a high value on information technology in agricultural research, but they possessed insufficient knowledge and skills of software and general IT use.

(African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science: 2002 12 (2): 201-212)

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