Making ICTs relevant to rural farmers in Uganda: A Case of Kamuli District
AKULLO, Winny Nekesa and MULUMBA, Onan (2016) Making ICTs relevant to rural farmers in Uganda: A Case of Kamuli District. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community in Session 110 - Agricultural Libraries.
Making ICTs relevant to rural farmers in Uganda: A Case of Kamuli DistrictICTs stands for information and Communication Technologies, it has been broadly defined by the Uganda Communication Commission as technologies that provide an enabling environment for physical infrastructure and services development of application for generation, transmission processing, storing and disseminating information in all forms, including voice, text, data, graphics and video. ICTs are not effectively communicated to farmers especially in rural areas although access to modern information technology is largely available. This paper will examine the relevance of ICTs to the rural farmers in Uganda. The objectives of the study are to investigate agricultural information needs of rural farmers in Kamuli district; to identify the ICT facilities used for dissemination agricultural information to rural farmers. The sample size was 62 respondents. Random sampling was used in identifying the respondents. Questionnaires was used to solicit responses from the respondents. Data was analysed using Ms. Excel and presented in tables. From the study, the majority of the respondents were males and the radio was the main ICT equipment used for accessing agricultural information. One of the major challenges to access of the ICTs is inadequate funding and training. It was therefore, recommended the need for government intervention to provide subsides and also establish training sectors for the rural farmers to access the agricultural information on other ICTs facilities.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Conference details:||IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community
Session 110 - Animal agriculture information systems and services: an international perspective - Agricultural Libraries
|Divisions:||Division 1 Library Types > Science and Technology Libraries Section > Agricultural Libraries Special Interest Group|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ICTs, Rural Farmers, Dissemination|
|Date Deposited:||26 Jul 2016 19:14|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2016 19:14|
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