A STUDY OF HOW AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY AFFECTS ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE, CASE STUDY: TIKO BANANA PROJECT, SOUTH WEST REGION OF CAMEROON

By PEMBEMA BLANDINE-ARESTIDE |Department of Business and Management Studies | Human Resource Management

 ABSTRACT

This study examines How Agricultural Technology Affects Organizational Performance, case study: Tiko Banana Project, South West Region of Cameroon. The study population consisted of 812 workers of the Tiko Banana project with a sample population of 200 workers. The research design was a case study and data collection instrument was interviews and focus group discussions made up of 5 items, all arranged in accordance with the three objectives or research questions, which are: What are the different forms of agricultural technology used in the organization? Have the different forms of agricultural technologies used improved productivity in the organization? Are there any challenges faced with the technologies and are they adequate or not? Data collected from the field was analyzed using simple percentages and presented in table form. From the findings, different forms of agricultural technology were seen to be used like tractors and airplanes, productivity increased to an extremely high level due to use of agricultural technology and challenges are faced in using the machines like untrained technicians, unskilled operators, poor weather and redundancy amongst others . At the end, conclusions were drawn thus: Different forms of agricultural technology like tractors, bulldozers, airplanes, automatic water pumps and trolleys are used in the company. The different forms of agricultural technologies used improve productivity in the organization in an extremely high rate. There are challenges faced with the technology that is used such as unskilled labour to manipulate the machinery, untrained workers to do repairs and maintenance works, insufficient funds to replace obsolete machines amongst others. The following recommendations were made: train workers on how to operate the machines, train more technicians and engineers who can carry out repairs and maintenance works and transfer or give new tasks to workers whose areas of work have been replaced by machines to avoid boredom and redundancy. Download