Date of Award


Document Type



Edith Cowan University

Degree Name

Doctor of Information Technology


School of Computer and Security Science


Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

First Supervisor

Dr Shirlee-ann Knight

Second Supervisor

Associate Professor Ken Fowle


Agricultural information dissemination to farmers has been studied extensively. However, farmers preferred methods of delivery has not been investigated thoroughly within a Western Australia (WA) context.

Availability of different information delivery channels have led to the overwhelming and overlapping of information available to farmers. As a consequence, the type of information required by WA farmers should be considered as knowing information needs could allow farmers to access relevant, concise and timely agricultural information.

To answer the research questions, a survey was designed, using Likert-scale, close ended and open ended questions techniques, enabling qualitative and quantitative data analysis. The study‘s findings are relevant to agricultural information providers, government and public agencies, and other researchers who work in the agricultural and farming industries in Western Australia, and Australia.


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