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dc.contributor.authorNahfees, A.M.-
dc.contributor.authorAzwer, M.C.M-
dc.contributor.authorGamage, R.C.G-
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of 5th International Symposium 2015 on " Emerging Trends and Challenges in Multidisciplinary Research, pp. 106-109en_US
dc.description.abstractThe paddy farmers are one of largest population in Sri Lankan agricultural sector. Ampara is the predominant district for paddy cultivation where majority of farmers are struggling to obtain accurate and reliable information on time. Therefore, the study is designed to describe information seeking behavior and information access methods of the paddy farmers. A conceptual model was developed based on the literature for the study. The empirical data were collected from randomly selected 110 farmers representing from 11 divisional secretariats divisions in the Ampara district. They were critically analyzed. The demographic characters such as age, educational level, farming experience and farm land ownership influence the paddy farmers’ information needs and the information access methods. Not a single farmer is identified as none information seeker for paddy cultivation practices and a farmer needs information on at least a single cultivation practices. Information rich farmers in all cultivation practices obtain higher yield. It is true, by considering cultivation practices as individually. On field demonstration and video demonstration are the higher preference for information access methods. Field trip, group discussion and guest speaker or consultants are the second preferential methods. Publication and workshop are identified as third prefer methods. Web or electronic information, home study and practical short courses are the least preference methods for information access for the paddy farmers.en_US
dc.publisherSouth Eastern University of Sri- Lanka, Oluvil, Sri- Lankaen_US
dc.subjectPaddy Farmersen_US
dc.titleFarmers’ preferences for methods of receiving information on new farming practices: a study based on paddy cultivationen_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US
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