Application of information technology in agricultural extension services in Japanese agriculture: lessons and challenges for developing countries
AbstractAgricultural extension services have undergone several changes in terms of aims, tasks and trends, particularly with the impact of Information Communication Technology. Information technologies have the potential to support the agri-food sector in coping with the challenges but they are also key enablers for some of the developments to take place as the drive towards globalization builds on modern communication technology. This paper presents the trend of Information development and application in Japanese agriculture such that lessons and challenges for the development of the information technology for agricultural development in Nigeria could be explored.
International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development Vol. 7(2) 2006: 74-86