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Date of this Version

Winter 12-1-2012



  1. L.Shanta Meitei and Th. Purnima Devi. Farmers information Needs in Rural Manipur: an assessment. Annals of Library and information studies, 2009, 56(2), 35-40
  2. Tologbonse D; Fashola O. & Obadiah M., Policy Issues in Meeting Rice Farmers Agricultural Information Needs in Niger State, Journal of Agricultural Extension, 2008 , 12(2), 84-94.
  3. Saravan R, Raja P & Tayeng Sheela; Information input pattern and information need of Tribal Farmers in Arnuchal Pradesh, Indian Journal of Extension Education, 2009, 45 (1&2), 51-54
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  8. Census 2011, Retrieved from

Further Readings

  1. Dr. Arvind Kumar Sharma. Information Needs and Sharing Pattern among Rural Women: A Study. IASLIC Bulletin, 2007 52(3), 156-167
  2. O. J. Okwu and B. I. Umoru, A study of women farmers’ agricultural information needs and accessibility: A case study of Apa Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria, African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 4 (12), pp. 1404-1409, December, 2009 (Available online at
  3. Saima Sadaf, Asif Javed & Muhammad Luqman, Preferences of Rural Women for Agricultural Information Sources: A Case Study of District Faisalabad–Pakistan, Journal of Agriculture & Social Sciences Available at
  4. Mittal Surabhi & Tripathi Gaurav Role of Mobile Phone Technology in Improving Small Farm Productivity, Journal of Agriculture & Social Sciences, 2009, 22 ( Conference Number), 451-459
  5. Elizabeth, Sabo. Agricultural information needs of women farmers in Mubi region, Adamawa State; Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 2007 45 (1-2) 69–71
  6. 6. K Sarada; Community Information Services: Nature & Relevance, DESlDOC Bulletin of Information Technology, 1999, 19 (1), 45-47.
  7. Hossin, Arman & Islam, Shariful. Information Needs of Rural Women: A study of Three Villages of Bangladesh; Library Philosophy and Practice 2012 available at
  8. Achigbue Edwin I & Anie Sylvester O, ICTs and Information Needs of Rural Female Farmers in Delta State, Nigeria; Library Philosophy and Practice 2011 available at


Nowadays, information is a basic necessity of everyday life. For anything and everything information is required. Information can be obtained or retrieved from a variety of sources. Farmers constitute a particular group of users whose information needs is very specific. The present paper deals with the information needs of the farmer community in rural areas. The study conducted through survey method and reveals that 71 (40.58%) farmers requires daily information for various agriculture work. It is also found that the first preferred sources of the information of the farmers is colleague or fellow farmers following by newspapers and Government office.