Factors Inhabiting ICTs usage among Farmers: Comparative Analysis from Pakistan and China
Open Journal of Social Sciences
The current study aimed to provide comparative analysis between Pakistan and China regarding factors inhabiting ICTs usage by farmers. Population of this study contained two categories. Firstly, the population was comprised of Punjab province of Pakistan selected purposively. Secondly, population comprises of Hebei province of China selected purposively as the study province. For this purpose 160 respondents were selected from eight villages of Punjab province in Pakistan and 122 respondents
... 122 respondents were selected from six villages of Hebei province in China. The results revealed that there is significant influence of socio-economic characteristics like age, education, and income and sources of farmers in Pakistan with compare to China. In case of Pakistan information and communication technologies used by farming community are in the form of telephone (6.25%), mobile (100%), computer (38.12%), internet (11.88%), TV (80.63%), radio (10.63%) and newspaper (7.5%) while in case of China rural farmers are using telephone (18.03%), mobile (99.18%), computer (29.51%), internet (17.21%), TV (99.18%), radio (9.02%) and newspaper (3.28%) of farmers have no opinion. Keeping in view the results the government of Pakistan should concentrate on efficient use of computer and internet. Similarly, government of China should also concentrate on best use of computer and internet towards adoption of advanced technologies.