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Adoption of Internet of Things among Nigerian farmers: A case study of the Southwest Region of Nigeria

  • Journal of Regional Studies and Development
  • Abbr : JRSD
  • 2022, 31(3), pp.77-115
  • DOI : 10.22739/ipaid.2022.31.3.77
  • Publisher : Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development: IPAID
  • Research Area : Social Science > Area Studies > Regional Studies in general > Comparative / Statistical Regional Studies
  • Received : October 12, 2022
  • Accepted : December 30, 2022
  • Published : December 30, 2022

Adelami Niyi Victor 1 Yun Seon Kim 2 SONGHEE YOU 2

1Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Nigeria
2한동대학교

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ABSTRACT

Although we are in the data-driven fourth industrial revolution, most farmers in Nigeria still only use conventional methods to increase farm output. They primarily rely on fertilizers, tractors, and better seedlings to boost productivity. They have not yet adopted IoT technology-based solutions. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers many intriguing data-driven farming solutions, such as remote soil moisture level monitoring, which can assist farmers in precisely irrigating the farm, increasing production, and reducing resource wastage. This study investigates factors affecting farmers’ adoption of IoT by integrating Subjective Norm and Self-Efficacy into the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). It captures both the Intrinsic and extrinsic motivations that influence the intention to use the IoT devices. The analysis indicates that farmers may value social influence— such as IoT success stories—more than self-efficacy when deciding whether to use IoT technology. It is expected that this study will serve as a basis for applying IoT technology suitable for Nigerian farmers, and will also help farmers’ economic situation.

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