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Landmark Research Journals Of Agriculture and Soil Science
October 2014 Vol. 1(3), pp. 037-041
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Full Length Research Paper
Analysis of Factors Affecting on the Adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by Farmers(A Study in Cis district of Shabestar City, Eastern Azarbaijan Province).
Yahya Safi Sisa,Seyyed Mahmood Hosseinib, Esmail Karamidehkordic
a MS.c Student of agricultural Extension, University of Tehran, Iran,
bProfessor of Agricultural Extension & Rural Development, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran,
cAssistant Professor of Agricultural Extension, Communication and Rural Development Department, University of Zanjan, Iran.
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Accepted 03 July, 2014
Benefits of ICT and Infrastructure services of that, it is not equally divided between the areas and Without a coordinated strategy, there will be the risk of unequal developing of ICT in rural and urban areas. The present research aimed at explain of Factors Affecting on the Adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by Farmers in Sis district of Shabestar city, eastern Azarbaijan Province. This cross-sectional research is a correlational-descriptive study. About 270 households with main job farming, work in this area. Using the Table of Morgan, 160 households were selected as the sample The data were collected by using structured interview and questionnaire (with confirmation of validity and reliability). Results of Path Analysis showed that Radio and Television, Highest educational level of the household, Family, friends and relatives, access to Internet, subjectivity of sub-jobs of household superintendent and Jobs of household members have the greatest impact on ICT adoption.
Keywords: ICT, Farmer, Path Analysis, Adoption.