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INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY:PERCEPTION AND ADOPTION OF DROUGHT RESILIENCESTRATEGY FOR PRODUCERS INDRIEKOPPIES, SOUTH AFRICA

AGHOLOR A. ISAAC, OGUJIUBA KANAYO.

Abstract
The study explored the exigencies, perception and adoption of the use of ICT as a resilience
strategy for drought and weather related events.Data was collected from selected farmers
using structured and semi-structured questionnaires, focus group discussion, key informant
interview, field observations, and household questionnaire survey.The data was analysed by
employing descriptive and inferential statistics using (SPSS) version 26. Finding reveal that
ICT has positive impact on sugar cane yield ( = 2.91) and there are multiple advantages
associated with use of ICT for accessing agricultural information ( = 3.59). Furthermore,
illiteracy level was perceived by farmers as a factor influencing their use and application of
ICT in farming ( = 2.72). Although farmers agreed that ICT facilitate timely access to
information ( =2.75), but on the contrary, they were doubtful about the reliability of such
information ( = 2.74). Furthermore, logistic regressionanalysis indicated that there were
five variables (AGE, LOE, FRMS, FARME and AICT) found to have positive and significant
influence on the adoption of ICT by sugar cane farmers. The study conclude that medium and
long-term action must be put in place to ameliorate the vulnerability of sugar cane farmers.
Additionally, a comprehensive needs-directed policy approach aimed at improving the
resilience of the farmersshould be accentuated by government of South Africa.

Key words: Perception, Adoption, Resilience, Information, Communication, Technology, Strategy, Drought, Sugar cane, South Africa


 
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AGHOLOR A. ISAAC, OGUJIUBA KANAYO. INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY:PERCEPTION AND ADOPTION OF DROUGHT RESILIENCESTRATEGY FOR PRODUCERS INDRIEKOPPIES, SOUTH AFRICA. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 1220-1234. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.125


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AGHOLOR A. ISAAC, OGUJIUBA KANAYO. INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY:PERCEPTION AND ADOPTION OF DROUGHT RESILIENCESTRATEGY FOR PRODUCERS INDRIEKOPPIES, SOUTH AFRICA. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 1220-1234. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.125



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AGHOLOR A. ISAAC, OGUJIUBA KANAYO. INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY:PERCEPTION AND ADOPTION OF DROUGHT RESILIENCESTRATEGY FOR PRODUCERS INDRIEKOPPIES, SOUTH AFRICA. JCR. (2021), [cited June 01, 2021]; 8(2): 1220-1234. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.125



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AGHOLOR A. ISAAC, OGUJIUBA KANAYO (2021) INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY:PERCEPTION AND ADOPTION OF DROUGHT RESILIENCESTRATEGY FOR PRODUCERS INDRIEKOPPIES, SOUTH AFRICA. JCR, 8 (2), 1220-1234. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.125



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AGHOLOR A. ISAAC, OGUJIUBA KANAYO. 2021. INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY:PERCEPTION AND ADOPTION OF DROUGHT RESILIENCESTRATEGY FOR PRODUCERS INDRIEKOPPIES, SOUTH AFRICA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 1220-1234. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.125



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AGHOLOR A. ISAAC, OGUJIUBA KANAYO. "INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY:PERCEPTION AND ADOPTION OF DROUGHT RESILIENCESTRATEGY FOR PRODUCERS INDRIEKOPPIES, SOUTH AFRICA." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 1220-1234. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.125



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AGHOLOR A. ISAAC, OGUJIUBA KANAYO. "INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY:PERCEPTION AND ADOPTION OF DROUGHT RESILIENCESTRATEGY FOR PRODUCERS INDRIEKOPPIES, SOUTH AFRICA." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 1220-1234. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.125



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AGHOLOR A. ISAAC, OGUJIUBA KANAYO (2021) INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY:PERCEPTION AND ADOPTION OF DROUGHT RESILIENCESTRATEGY FOR PRODUCERS INDRIEKOPPIES, SOUTH AFRICA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 1220-1234. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.125