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Table 6 Constraints to respondents’ information seeking behaviour.

From: Assessing the information seeking behaviour and utilization of rice farmers in the Ejisu-Juaben municipality of Ashanti Region of Ghana

Constraints Severity of the constraint
Most severe Severe Not severe
Lack of information services 37.6 10.1 52.3
Lack of relevant materials in offices and libraries 8.3 11.9 79.8
Inadequate number of extension agents 42.2 11.9 45.8
Lack of awareness of information sources 22.9 12.8 63.2
Current information outdated 11.0 14.7 74.3
Information not easily accessible 13.8 12.8 73.3
Poor knowledge-sharing culture 26.6 8.3 65.1
Time constraint 17.4 12.8 69.8
Language barrier 11.0 8.3 80.7
Long distances to information centre 11.0 11.0 78.0
Socio-economic and social factors (e.g. Age, marital status, etc.) 25.7 0 74.3