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Information needs of the female farmers in agricultural activities

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Huda, Saiful (main author), Kabir, Md. Rayhan (author), Tabassum, Sumaiya (author), Sonet, Md. Rubayet Al Ferdous (author), Muhammad, Noor (author)
Format:
Online journal article
Publication Date:
2019-01-11
URL:
https://doi.org/10.9734/ajaees/2019/v30i230105
Published:
Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
extension, farmers, information dissemination, information needs, information sources, pesticides, women, survey research, Bangladesh (Southern Asia)
Notes:
11 pages., via online journal., The purposes of this study was to determine the selected characteristics of the female farmers, to determine the information needs of the female farmers in practicing agriculture and to explore the relationship between information need and selected characteristics of the female farmers. Data were collected using interview schedule from a sample of 50 farmers out of 100 farmers of target group and 50 farmers out of 100 farmers of control group selected random sampling procedure from the beneficiaries of PROTIC project of Dimala upazila under Nilphamari district. Besides the usual descriptive statistical parameter, Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (r) was used for the statistical analysis. The information needs were determined on 20 selected agricultural activities related information. It was revealed that the highest information needs was observed on ‘pesticides name’ in target groups. Lowest information needs was observed on ‘pond preparation’. In case of control groups the highest information needs was observed on pesticides name’ while lowest information needs was observed on ‘water quality management’ among the selected information of practicing agricultural activities. In target groups majority of the respondents (74 percent) mentioned medium information needs while 14 percent low and 12 percent high information needs. Among the control groups 62 percent farmers opined medium information needs while 16 percent mentioned about low information needs and 22 percent showed high information needs for practicing agricultural activities. In response to target groups it was observed that extension media contact and agricultural knowledge, annual income and aspiration while in response to control group farmers’ agricultural knowledge and aspiration are positively and age was negatively correlated with information needs of female farmers in practicing agriculture.