Barriers in Sharing of Agricultural Information in Odisha (India): A Critical Study of Small-Scale Farmers

  • Suchismita Satapathy
  • Debesh Mishra
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Based on extensive review of the literature, the barriers of information sharing in agricultural sectors of Odisha in India were identified in this study. The responses were obtained from 64 farmers using questionnaires on the barriers of information in the Likert scale (1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neither disagree nor agree, 4 = agree, 5 = strongly agree). Then, the factor analysis was done to find out the most significant barriers of information. Subsequently, the BWM ranking was performed to rank the most significant barriers of information.


Farmers Agriculture Information Barriers BWM Odisha 



We would like to express our sincere thanks to all the farmers who participated in this survey.

Author contributions Debesh Mishra collected, analysed, and interpreted all the data related to this study, and Dr. S. Satapathy performed a major contribution in writing the manuscript. Both the authors read and approved the final manuscript.

Funding There was no funding for carrying out this research.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest The authors declare of having no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval All studies were conducted in accordance with principles for human experimentation as defined in the declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed consent Informed consent after explaining the nature of investigation was obtained from each participant in this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suchismita Satapathy
    • 1
  • Debesh Mishra
    • 1
  1. 1.SME, KIIT Deemed to be UniversityBhubaneswarIndia

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