Innovative Information Diffusion to and Among Farmers Challenges and Prospects: A Review

Oghogho, Ikponmwosa (2013) Innovative Information Diffusion to and Among Farmers Challenges and Prospects: A Review. Information Engineering, 2 (3). pp. 44-54.

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In this paper, the author reviewed several empirical research studies targeted towards understanding the processes by which innovative information diffuses to and among farmers and the potential impact of such diffusion. The challenges and prospects in the information diffusion process as described by the authors were clearly articulated to provide a blue print for policy makers and other stake holders in the industry to identify hurdles to innovative information diffusion and their possible solutions. The potential of mobile phones (waiting to be exploited) in enhancing the diffusion process is also highlighted. A road map that facilitates the establishment of an efficient mobile phone based farm information diffusion structure in Nigeria was developed. This review provides information that will facilitate easy selection of the best farm management practices which will enhance information transfer to and among farmers for improved production agriculture, environmental quality and agricultural health and safety. Target intervention programs can thus be appropriately channeled to farmers through paths of least resistance to information diffusion.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Engr Dr IKPONMWOSA OGHOGHO
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2014 19:46
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2014 19:46

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