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Scholarly Journal of Agricultural Science Vol. 10(2) pp.37-42 July, 2020
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ISSN 2276-7118 © 2020 Scholarly-Journals

Information and communication technologies: saving tool for agricultural production and extension services

Yusuf, A.T.*1, Ajayi, O.B.2, Olawale, O.O.3 and Akinlade, O.O.4

1Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Federal University of Lafia, Nigeria
2Department of Forest Products Development and Utilisation, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Jericho hill, Ibadan, Nigeria
3Department of Forest Economics and Extension, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Jericho hill, Ibadan Nigeria
4University Library, Bell University of Technology Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Received: 20 May, 2020, Accepted: 22 July, 2020, Published: 31 August, 2020


TInformation plays a significant role in empowering farmers to enhance their livelihoods, efficient dissemination of information is the key to filling the gap that exist between analogue and digital world. Technological information that affects production and disseminated of information depends on effective communication. The communication of technology and economic information in the face of global food crisis is absolutely a tool for agriculture and rural development. The current advancements in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has broken world barriers and turned the world into a village, making information accessible to everyone, everywhere and at any particular point in time. There is scarcely a field of act today that has not felt the impact of the dramatic changes in Information and Communication Technologies that have evolved within the last 10-15 years but the use of ICT requires positive attitude from the users. The Nigerian Agricultural sector serves as the leading significant sector as it serves as the main employer of labour and source of income to many, almost every household is engaged in Agriculture. Although, the traditional approaches of agriculture that is adapted have several problems in terms of profit, production and marketing. Some of these problems of the traditional agriculture can be effectively addressed by using Information and Communication Technologies which play a crucial role in elevating the livelihoods of the agricultural small landholder farmers. It is therefore important that constraints to the use of ICT tools by extension officer be eradicated and the use of ICT tools by extension officer be enhanced. Also, the educational level of extension officers should be improved through the acquisition of more related qualification. Lastly, readiness of extension officer be enhanced by effective policy and adequate provision of ICT tools.


Key words: Agricultural Production, ICTs, Farmers, Information and Extension.

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