ICT and Agriculture Development A Farm Level Case of Nepal
Keywords:Satisfaction level of ICT, Knowledge, skill, Market derived, Kavrepalanchowk
The main objective of this research is to assess the status of satisfaction level of ICTÂ Â use for knowledge gain and skill adoption on Agriculture Information need and its use for sustainable agriculture transformation towards derivation of market. For this purpose Dhaitar BhanjhangÂ Mahadevsthan 2 Mmahadevsthan and Patlekhet-8 Kalchebesi VDCâ€™s ofÂ Kavrepalanchowk out of seventy seven districts is selected.Â Informationâ€™s were collected from a purposive sample of 98 farmers during January 2017. Four methods were used in the process of finalizing data collection instruments. Information were collected throughÂ fourÂ tools face-to-face interview by using personal interview schedule, Focus Group Discussion (FGD), key-informant interview (KII) and consultation with experts from public and NGO sector extension service providers,Â Â A sample 98 was purposively selected due to the nature of research. Likert scales were developed and used in order to measure the concerned variables. Correlation test was used to ascertain the relationships between the concerned variables. More than one third (37.3 percent) of the farmers were found to use mobile phones for receiving agricultural information, while 21.3 percent used internet facilities provided byÂ national and internationalÂ web media. Only 2 percent farmers were found having use of smart phone. The use of ICT is used mainly in the case of market derived vegetable production and its prices at different market.
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