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The Potential of Information Technology (IT) in support of Rural Agricultural Farmers in South East Nigeria

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Author Okonkwo Obikwelu R ,Ezeah Eugenia Ngozi,Iyawa Ifeyinwa Jane,Aliu Nefishetu Faith
Volume No. 5
Issue No. 9
Issue Date September 01, 2015
Publishing Date September 01, 2015
Keywords raw material, computer, rural farmers, data, cell phone


The adverse effect of not embracing the potential use of Information Technology (IT) in agricultural sector in Nigeria has depreciated the production of agro products. The agricultural sector in a developing country like Nigeria has poor technological advancement in the sector, which the rural farmers in the country are not encouraged on the ways to enhance production rate of the agro products. This research delves into the application of Information Technology (IT) to enhance the development of agro products in the support of rural agricultural farmers in South East, Nigeria; where the rural farmers will have access to information on agro products globally via the use of mobile phones. Every information on agro products will be sent to farmers using their local language through mobile phones. This will boost their morale, as updated information gets to them regularly. When this is effectively carried out, it will enhance the production of the agro products, empower the youths as well as making predictions on raw materials of the agro products in order to avoid any scarcity.

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