Farmers’ readiness to adopt social media as agro-information reception tool during Covid-19 pandemic in Ondo State, Nigeria

  • O.O. Fasina
  • O.A. Tehinloju
  • J.O. Ikuerowo
Keywords: social media, information and communication technology, agro-information, farmers

Abstract

This study examined farmers’ readiness to assess social media as agro-information reception tool in the study area. An interview guide was used in collecting data from 120 farmers who were randomly selected. Data collected were analysed with the aid frequency counts percentages and logit regression. The results showed that half of the respondents (50%) had primary education. About 90% were aware of whatsapp and 12.6% were aware of blogs, respectively. Education, farming experience, membership of farmers’ group and extension access were the variables that positively influence farmers’ readiness to assess social media as agro-information reception tool while respondents’ age negatively influence readiness to assess social media. Enlightenment programmes for farmers on the use of social media and an improved extension services to keep the farmers acquainted with the benefits of social media.

Published
2022-05-19

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eISSN: 2408-6851
print ISSN: 1119-944X