The Relationship of Willingness-to-Pay and Demographics for Agricultural Information Delivery Technologies - A Case Study from Rwanda
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This study was designed to identify the factors influencing the willingness to pay for agricultural information delivery technologies among the farmers in the Abahuzamugambi Coffee Growers Cooperative located in Butare, Rwanda. Three hundred and six farmers responded to a questionnaire that included questions about their demographic characteristics and accessibility to agricultural information technologies. Results were computed using the mean and standard deviation. T-tests and analysis of variance were conducted to determine the relationship between farmers demographic characteristics and their willingness to pay for selected agricultural information delivery technologies. Findings indicate that there are some delivery technologies available to farmers who depend on technologies offered by the government. The findings also indicate that there was not a statistically significant difference between farmers willingness to pay for agricultural information delivery technologies, length of time spent as a cooperative member, income derived from agribusiness and yearly expenses based on expenditures.