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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2022.11(4): 45-49
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2022.1104.007


Factors Influencing the Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaviours of Farmers with Reference to Climate Change Adaptation
Dipankar Kalita1* and Pabitra Kumar Das2
1APART, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Assam Agricultural University, Nalbari, Sariahtoli – 781337, India
2Department of Extension Education, Biswanath College of Agriculture, Assam Agricultural University, Sonitpur, Assam, India
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Abstract:

The present study was conducted in Nalbari district of Assam, in the year 2021 with a view to study the information needs and information seeking behaviour of farmers. A purposive and random sampling technique was adopted to draw 120 respondents. The 4 villages under the APART project area have been selected for the study. 30 numbers of respondents from each villagers were selected randomly for the study. Data were collected by administering structured schedule. The study was conducted by calculating the coefficient of correlation between information needs and information seeking behaviour of farmers with 16 independent variables. Information need is the primary need to adapt with climate resilient technology for the farming community. Without any information about climate change farmers can’t go for crop cultivation practices. So now a days information need about climate change is an essential criteria to cultivate crops in proper time. It was found that farming experience of farmers had a negative and significant relation with the information need. On the other hand annual income had positive significant relation with information need. Similarly the variable educational level, family type, farm size, management orientation, innovation proneness and economic motivation had shown a positive and highly significant relationship with the information need with reference to climate change adaptation. In the same time farmers’ must have the seeking behaviour to take informations at proper time and through proper way. If the farmers are not interesting to take any information about climate change, they can’t get any informations about farming activities related to climate change adaptation. The findings revealed that farming experience of farmers had a negative and significant relation with the information need. On the other hand annual income had positive significant relation with information need. Similarly the variable educational level, family type, farm size, management orientation, innovation proneness and economic motivation had shown a positive and highly significant relationship with the information need with reference to climate change adaptation. On the other hand institutional linkage, social participation, Innovation proneness and economic motivation of farmers had a positive and highly significant relation with information seeking behaviour. But the training exposure had a positive and significant relationship with the information seeking behaviour.


Keywords: Information, Information need, Information seeking behaviour, Climate change
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Dipankar Kalita and Pabitra Kumar Das. 2022. Factors Influencing the Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaviours of Farmers with Reference to Climate Change Adaptation.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 11(4): 45-49. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2022.1104.007