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Evaluation of Small-Scale Women Farmers’ Utilization of ICT in Accessing Agricultural Information in Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja, Nigeria

Nwali Perpetual N.*, Lai-Solarin Winifred I., Dyaji Leo and Nimzing Maryam M.

Article Number - 6253439723D6F  | Vol. 3(2), pp. 8-15, April 2022  | 
 Received: 14 February 2022 |  Accepted: 1 April 2022  |   Published: 30 April 2022

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This study was carried out to evaluate the small–scale women farmers’ utilization of ICT in accessing agricultural information in Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja, Nigeria. A purposive and simple random sampling technique was adopted for sampling while questionnaires were used for data collection. A total of 100 respondents were sampled from five out of the ten political wards which includes: Dobi, Ibwa, Paiko, Tungan Maje and Zuba and twenty (20) respondents were randomly selected from each ward for the study. This study revealed that the majority of the respondents (35%) were at the age of 31-40 years, married (46%) had farm size in hectares ≤ 5 hectares (68%). It equally indicated that GSM phones (98%), radio (88%), television (83%), among others were the major ICTs available in the study area. On the other hand, the majority of the respondents reported limited or unavailability of ICT facilities such as Zoom (59%), desktop (56%), and Laptop (48%) respectively. The result indicated also that majority of the respondents were using GSM phones (98%), radio (78%), and television (74%) respectively for information sourcing. The study, therefore, recommends among others that there will be a need to create more awareness by educating the small-scale women farmers on the need to embrace other information communication technology facilities such as Zoom and WhatsApp video conference calls usage which can be used to conduct meetings, training and to pass other information as if the people are meeting physically and also to obtain immediate responses to any issues raised during such meetings.


Keywords: Evaluation, Small–Scale, Women Farmers, Utilization, ICT.




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Nwali, Perpetual N.1*, Lai-Solarin, Winifred I.2, Dyaji, Leo1 and Nimzing, Maryam M.1

1Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Abuja, FCT, P.M.B. 117, Abuja, Nigeria.

2Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Abuja, Nigeria.

*Corresponding author. Email: [email protected]




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Nwali, P. N., Lai-Solarin, W. I., Dyaji, L. & Nimzing, M. M. (2022). Evaluation of Small-Scale Women Farmers’ Utilization of ICT in Accessing Agricultural Information in Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja, Nigeria. Journal of Research in Science and Technology, 3(2), 1-15.



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