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Extension Worker Attitude Toward Information Communication Technology for Extension Work

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- Challenges

- Internet Access, Affordability And Use

Author(s): Kwaku Mensah Nudanu

Although Information Communication Technology (ICT) integration in agriculture is changing the tempo of the sector globally, Ghana‘s agricultural sector has lagged behind in harnessing this potential. A survey was conducted to seek the views of agricultural extension agents (AEAs) in the Ga East and Tema municipal districts of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to ascertain the potential of ICT use in extension work. It was observed that more than half of the respondents use e-mail but limited use of it for communication with farmers. In addition to the main constraints to the use of these ICTs such as high cost of recharge cards (units) and poor network connectivity loss of information, use of these ICTs by fraudsters and power cuts were also identified as specific constraints faced by AEAs. Access to mobile phone and internet were not dependent on the ages, sex, educational background and work experience of the respondents.


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West Africa,

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