Effect of access to ICT on the use of internet among farmers in South East Nigeria

  • MC Okwusi
  • OO EKumankama
Keywords: access internet use, farmers

Abstract

A study was conducted on effect of access to information and communication technology on the use of internet among farmers in South East Nigeria. A structured interview schedule was used to collect data from 270 respondents from the study area. Data analysis was by the use of mean scores and simple regression. The study found that internet use correlated positively and significantly with accessibility, with a t-value of 3.462. The implication of this finding is that accessibility to ICTs will influence internet use. There is no doubt that usage of extent ICT such as internet is a function of awareness of the type of ICT available and needed for extension. Based on this it is recommended that public awareness on the use of ICT will enhance usage to a very large extent and should be strongly encouraged.
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