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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 1620-1629

ICT Availability and Usage by Farm women in Agriculture
Sarah Kamala, Uma Jyothi* and Neela Rani
All India Coordinated Research Project on Home Science Extension, Professor Jayashankar State Agricultural University, Hyderabad-30
*Corresponding author

ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) are a varied set of technological tools and assets to generate, stockpile, produce value and manage information. It may consist of radio, television broadcasting, computer hardware, software services and electronic media. Recently, communication through ICTs is considered very important in enhancing farmers’ access to better understand agricultural position and fast-tracking growth of agriculture in a developing country like India. There has been a rapid growth in the ICT sector and the use of ICT has expanded radically. Access to ICT means has possibility to make substantial influence in the empowerment of farm women and support their effort for improvement of production in various farm activities. Nowadays, the ICTs have generated an opportunity for the farmers specially to get the information about marketing and weather. Through this, they directly keep in touch with market personals and offer their produce with reasonable prices, and also keep them aware for weather forecast for agriculture input application like fertilizer and pesticides which might be affected by un fore seen disasters as communicated by metrological department. Even though women play a very important and essential role in agricultural development and allied fields, they have practically no access to agricultural information, services or production assets and have very limited control over their earnings. The present study is carried out to address the extent of farm women’s access and availability to ICTs, the use of Icts by farm women, in the agriculture sector.

Keywords: Icts, Access to ICT, Agricultural development, Access to agricultural information
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Sarah Kamala, uma Jyothi and Neela Rani. 2019. ICT Availability and Usage by Farmwomen in Agriculture.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 1620-1629. doi: