Journal of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development

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A Feasibility Study of the Use of Cyber Extension Service in Ofu Local Government Area, Kogi State, Nigeria.


Torjape Samuel Demenongu; Igbele Patience Omale and Ruth Jiriko



Abstract

 

Accepted 21st May, 2018

 

The study was carried out on the feasibility of the use of cyber extension service in Ofu LGA of Kogi State. Rural farmers and change agents formed the population of the study. Primary data were used for this study with the aid of well structured questionnaires. Thirty respondents were selected.  Findings indicated that majority of the farmers (75.4 %) indicated that radio and telephone were the available ICT facilities in the study area, 81.8% indicated that radio and telephone were the most used while 69.3% of the extension agents indicated availability of radio, telephone and computer in their locality. The result of logit regression showed significant effect on internet use at 5%. Based on these findings it was recommended that cyber-cafes should be established at different areas in the LGA in order to improve access of farmers and extension agents to ICT facilities.

 

Keywords: Cyber Extension Service, Ofu Local Government Area, Kogi State, Nigeria.