Adaptability Friendliness Status of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Fish Farming in Lagos State, Nigeria


  • Samuel Awolumate National Open University of Nigeria


Information communication technology, Adaptability, Friendliness, Fish farmers


This study investigated the adaptability friendliness status of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in fish farming in Lagos State. Data were collected with structured questionnaires and distributed to 180 respondents randomly selected through two stage random sampling procedure. Data collected were analyzed using simple percentages. Result showed that majority of fish fisher were male (57.8%) with an average age group of 41 – 50 years (54%) and fishing experience farmers of 11 – 15 years (41.7%). The study revealed that ICT tools such as mobile phone (37.2%) and newspaper print and media (26.7%) are currently the most readily available ICT tools use for updating knowledge on Aquaculture practices. Furthermore, majority of fish farmers (51.1%) strongly agreed that ICT tools ensure fast communication among fish farmers. Market information (29.4%) and provision of early warning systems about diseases outbreak (26.6%) are the most relevant ICT services adaptable to fish farmers. Computer illiteracy (84.5%) hinders fish farmers’ effective use of ICT in the study area. The study recommended computer training and the use of ICT in Aquaculture by encouraging computer extension officers to disseminate information and knowledge through ICT media.

Résumé : Cette étude s'est penchée sur la capacité d'adaptation des technologies de l'information et de la communication (TIC) dans la pisciculture de l'État de Lagos. Les données ont été recueillies par la moyen de questionnaires structurés et distribuées à 180 répondants choisis au hasard selon une procédure d'échantillonnage aléatoire en deux étapes. Les données recueillies ont été analysées à l'aide de pourcentages simples. Les résultats montrent que la majorité des pêcheurs (57,8 %) ; 54% étaient des hommes avec un groupe d'âge moyen de 41 à 50 ans, tandis que (41,7 %) étaient des agriculteurs ayant de 11 à 15 ans d'expérience de pêche. L'étude a révélé que les outils TIC tels que le téléphone cellulaire (37,2 %) et les journaux et les diffusions médiatiques (26,7%) sont actuellement les outils TIC les plus facilement disponibles pour actualiser les connaissances sur les pratiques aquacoles. En outre, la majorité des aquaculteurs (51,1 %) sont tout à fait d'accord pour dire que les outils TIC assurent une communication rapide entre les aquaculteurs. L'information commerciale (29,4 %) et la mise en place de systèmes d'alerte rapide en cas d'épidémie (26,6 %) sont les services TIC les plus pertinents et adaptables aux pisciculteurs. L'analphabétisme informatique (84,5%) entrave l'utilisation efficace des TIC par les pisciculteurs dans la zone d'étude. L'étude recommandait la formation informatique et l'utilisation des TIC en aquaculture en encourageant les agents de vulgarisation informatique à diffuser l'information et les connaissances par le biais des TIC.


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Awolumate, S. (2018). Adaptability Friendliness Status of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Fish Farming in Lagos State, Nigeria. West African Journal of Open and Flexible Learning, 7(1), 143–162. Retrieved from



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