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Roja MFollow

Date of this Version

Winter 12-25-2018

Document Type



  1. Austine Phiri, George Chipeta, & Winner Chawinga. (2018). Information needs and barriers of rural smallholder farmers in developing countries: A case study of rural smallholder farmers in Malawi. Information Development, 20(2), 1–14.
  2. Danappa Vaggi, & Kamble,V. T. (2017). Agricultural Information Needs of Farmers in Hyderabad Karnataka Region. International Journal of Development Research, 7(8), 14376–14378.
  3. Ijiekhuamhen Osaze Patrick, & Omosekejimi Ademola Ferdinand. (2016). Rural Women and their Information Seeking Behavior. Library Philosophy and Practice(e-Journal), 1396. Retrieved from
  1. Rabeesh Kumar Verma, & Shantanu Rakhshit. (2017). Information Need of Rural Women in Agriculture and Their Preference of Information Sources: A Case of Four Villages of Uttar Pradesh. Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences, 6(5), 90–94.
  2. Rabindra K. Mahapatra. (2016). Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaviour of Farmers in Local Community in Odisha. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 53(1), 35–41.
  3. Sangita Yadav. (2017). Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaviour of Female workers in Lakhipur Tea Garden. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 22(12), 37–42.
  4. Tumsifu Elly and, & Ephraem Epafra Silayo. (2018). Agricultural information needs and sources of the rural farmers in Tanzania A case of Iringa rural district. Library Review, 62(8 - 9), 547 – 566.


The present study try to explore the occupational rural women information needs, sources and barriers to access information in Sonnenahalli and Dibburu villages, Bangalore North taluk, Karnataka state. The study employed survey method and data were collected by administrating a questionnaire. This study reveals that majority of the rural women occupation was agriculture followed by animal husbandry. 81.81% occupational rural women main information source was television and 52.72% rural women illiterate it’s a main information barrier in rural area. 50.9% occupational rural women are using information to polish their daily routine work.