Influence of Socio-economic Characteristics of Cocoa Farmers on the Use of E-agriculture in Ghana

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Daniel Ayisi Nyarko
József Kozári

Abstract

The emergence of modern communication technology has influenced lives of many people and businesses around the world. It has revolutionized agribusiness activities, improved communication and information access among farmers. Amid of this technophilia, many cocoa farmers are still challenged with agricultural and extension information access in Ghana. The main objective of this study was to ascertain the socio-economic factors that influerence cocoa farmers use of         e-agriculture services. A multistage cluster sampling method was used to select 113 cocoa farmers’ household from the Akyease cocoa district. The data obtained was analysed using SPSS software version 22. The study revealed that farmer education, household income, gender, among other factors were the main determinants of farmers' e-agriculture information access. It was therefore recommended that a comprehensive educational programme should be introduced to cocoa farmers to enhance their education and the use of e-agriculture services.

Keywords:
E-agriculture, cocoa farmers, socio-economic characteristics, Ghana.

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Nyarko, D. A., & Kozári, J. (2020). Influence of Socio-economic Characteristics of Cocoa Farmers on the Use of E-agriculture in Ghana. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 38(6), 82-91. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajaees/2020/v38i630366
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