• Obot Akaninyene P. Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, P.M. B 5025, Anambra State, Nigeria
  • Okechukwu Frances O. Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria
  • Eze MaryAnn O. Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria
  • Obot Elizabeth A. Department of Engineering, TopFaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
  • Udoh Mfon General Studies, TopFaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Keywords: Technologies, knowledge, adoption, precision agriculture, oil palm, smallholder farmers, constraints


Precision Agriculture (PA) deals with the fine-tuned management of crop inputs including seeds, fertilizers, water, pesticides and energy inorder to create savings on these inputs, increase yield, augment profitability and protect the environment. This study was carried out with the aim of knowing the level of awareness of precision agriculture and the various factors affecting the adoption of precision agriculture by oil palm smallholder farmers in Essien Udim rural communities. Eighty respondents were interviewed. The data was analyzed using descriptive analysis such as frequency, percentage, mean and likert scale. The outcome of the study showed that most of the farmers were aware of precision agriculture because most of them had formal education. This means that the level of education of oil palm smallholder farmers could result to a high rate of agricultural technology adoption.
On the constraints to the adoption of precision agriculture, the study revealed that lack of capital, information, facilities and low technical knowhow were the major constraints identified by the farmers.
Since capital, information, facilities and technical knowhow were the major constraints, the availability of capital and agricultural information devices such as radio and mobile phones would help farmers to make informed decisions about what crops to sow or transplant and where to purchase affordable crop inputs and the market to sell their produce.


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How to Cite
Akaninyene P., O., Frances O., O., MaryAnn O., E., Elizabeth A., O., & Mfon, U. (2024). KNOWLEDGE AND ADOPTION OF PRECISION AGRICULTURE AMONG OIL PALM SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA. GPH-International Journal of Agriculture and Research, 7(01), 08-21.