A Review of Information Needs of Rice Farmers: A Panacea for Food Security and Poverty Alleviation

Zarmai, J. U., Okwu, O. J., Dawang, C. N., Nankat, J.D.


The study aimed at reviewing rice farmers’ agricultural information needs, access, and utilization and the constraints faced in sourcing for information. Information were got on the concept of information needs, assessment of information needs of rice farmers, concept of information access, farmers’ information search behaviour,  concept of utilization or adoption of information and the constraints faced or being faced. Review of related literature on the information needs of rice farmers, access and utilization have been included. Recommendations are given for effective transformation in rice production technology sub-sector if considered such as setting up of adult literacy education programme for farmers, developing ICT-based agricultural information delivery support system.

Key words: Information, Technology, Utilization, Innovation, Access, Farmers

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