Use of Web-Based Approach to Leverage the Livelihood of Maize Farmers in Trans Nzoia County, Kenya
Keywords:Extension, Information, Trans Nzoia, Website
Information and Communication Technologies’ (ICTs) are among the main drivers of socio-economic development and agricultural development depends to a great extent on how information is generated, stored, disseminated and applied. This study evaluated use of web-based approach by maize farmers in accessing information on maize production in Trans Nzoia County. Multi-stage random sampling was used to select farmer respondents where a sample size of 382 farmers was achieved. Use of website in sharing information on maize production in Trans Nzoia County was found to be low. Data on maize production was collected using questionnaires and focus group discussions. Website was developed and information on maize value chain production entered. The website was hosted at www.transnzoiamaize.or.ke. Screen shots of the web-site were displayed. Website with specific information on maize production is expected to improve food security through providing farmers with updated information on maize value chain.
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