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Otene et al

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 8 (8), pp. 167-172, 2018.

ISSN: 2276-7770  

Research Article

Manuscript Number: 080118108


(DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2018.8.080118108)

 

Assessment
of the Use of Electronic Media by Farmers in Ushongo Local Government Area of
Benue State, Nigeria

 

 

OTENE, V.
A., CHIA, J. I. and IJUH, R. H.

 

 

Department
of Agric. Extension and Communication, University of Agriculture, Makurdi


Abstract

This study was carried out to assess the use of
electronic media by farmers in Ushongo Local Government Area of Benue State,
Nigeria. One hundred and twenty respondents were selected for the study using
purposive and random sampling techniques. Data were collected using a
structured questionnaire. The result revealed that the electronic media most
accessed by the respondents were radio, mobile phones and television. The level
of use of electronic media was generally low. Usage of electronic media was
affected by low income, poor power supply, transmission problems and high cost
of electronic media. The income of the respondents significantly affected their
level of use of electronic media. It was therefore recommended that
agricultural message by conveyed to farmers via the electronic media most
assessed, while power supply and transmission signals are improve in the study
area.


Keywords: Assessment, Use, Electronic media, Farmers,
Ushongo


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