Abstract—This study examined the use of information communication technology (ICT) on securing marketing information among small scale farmers in Niger State, Nigeria. Data were obtained from 90 respondents through the use of structured questionnaire. The information collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics and multinomial logistic regression technique. Results of the analysis showed that majority of the respondents were in their active age of production and were married. Most of the respondents obtained their information from radio, television, and newspaper. The finding also indicated that the years spent in school and not the educational achievement is what is likely to increase the probability of awareness. Problems identified with regards to the usage of ICTs by the respondents include language barrier, poverty, and illiteracy. It was therefore recommended that government and nongovernmental organizations should collaborate to include ICT workshop and training in farmer education programmes, encourage programmes like NYSC ICT volunteer group, and translate technology to local languages.
Index Terms—Information communication technology, marketing, small scale farmers.
The authors are with the Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Extension Technology, Federal University of Tech., Minna, Nigeria (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite:Job N. Nmadu, Fatima. A. Aiyelitsoya, and Halima Sallawu, "Use of ICT in Securing Marketing Information among Small Scale Farmers in Niger State, Nigeria," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 66-72, 2013.