Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Farm Management in Jorhat District of Assam

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Raktim Ranjan Lahan
Nivedita Deka

Abstract

Information Communication Technology (ICT) provides an opportunity for farmers to increase their farm production.ICT is a diverse set of technological tools and resources used to communicate, disseminate, store and manage information. Different tools of ICT like television, radio, newspaper, mobile phone, etc were used by the farmers to get information. The demand for agricultural crops increasing day by day to feed the people. Proper information about weather, plant disease, soil, the post-harvesting technique can increase the productivity of the farmers. In the present study, all the sources were divided into four groups accordingly their characteristics. The four groups were face to face, other farmers, traditional media, modern ICT etc. Different factors were affecting in the use of modern ICT like age, education, farm size, traditional media, mobile phone. Some factors were affecting more in the use of ICT while some factors affecting less. Old age farmers relied more on traditional media than modern ICT. Farmers those who had large farm size were using more traditional media and modern ICT. Various problems were faced by farmers while using ICT. The present study tries to know the use of ICT and factors affecting in the use of ICT.

Keywords:
Information, farmer, agriculture, logit model.

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Lahan, R., & Deka, N. (2019). Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Farm Management in Jorhat District of Assam. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 32(2), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajaees/2019/v32i230152
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Original Research Article

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