International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Assessing the Effects of Demographic Characteristics on ICT and Indigenous Knowledge usage by Small Scale Farmers
Francis Yao Anyan, Godfred Frempong

Information and communication technologies (ICT) have been changing the way that actors like researchers, development agents, policy makers, and farmers share agricultural information and knowledge. The study investigated the effects of demographic characteristics on ICT and indigenous knowledge usage by small scale farmers from three (3) districts in Ghana. Data for the study were collected from both primary and secondary sources and analyzed using different quantitative and qualitative statistical procedures and methods. The study revealed that age has effect on agricultural indigenous knowledge required by small scale farmers. Also education has a significant effect of on the types of ICT tools and services used by small scale farmers and gender has no statistical significance effect of on the type of AIK practice by respondents.

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