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Use of Information and Communication Technologies among Urban and Peri-Urban Livestock Keepers for Enhanced Access to Livestock Information: A Case of Kinondoni and Morogoro Urban Districts, Tanzania.

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dc.contributor.author Angello, Consolata
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-17T09:15:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-17T09:15:01Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Angello, C. (2013) Use of information and communication technologies among urban and peri-urban livestock keepers for enhanced access to livestock information: a case of Kinondoni and Morogoro Urban Districts, Tanzania. Doctoral dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3303
dc.description.abstract Urban and peri-urban livestock keepers need ICTs in order to access more information that can lead to improvement of the livestock husbandry practices. Despite the well developed ICT infrastructure in urban area, livestock keepers still lack sufficient information on good animal husbandry practices. This study investigates the extent of ICT use by urban and peri-urban livestock keepers and how access to livestock information can be improved through use of ICTs. Mixed method approach is the methodology used in this study whereby qualitative data is gathered using questionnaires while qualitative data is gathered using in – depth interviews and participant observations. Quantitative data is analysed by using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) and qualitative data is analysed by content analysis. The findings of this study reveal that most urban and peri-urban livestock keepers (94.1%) use ICTs to access livestock information. Additionally, different types of ICTs are used, though the use of mobile phones is more prominent than other ICTs such as radio, television and internet which are used to a lesser extent. It is concluded that ICTs are important tools for accessing livestock information but their use is hindered by several factors including high communication costs, lack of awareness of the radio/television programmes and poor computer skills. Policy implications of the study include improvement of the telecommunications services through relevant bodies in order to facilitate more access to information through use of ICTs. Improvement of the extension and veterinary services is also important to enable increased access to livestock information, for improvement of the livestock sector and economic development. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Dar es Salaam en_US
dc.subject ICTs, Urban, agriculture, livestock, information, Dar es Salaam, Morogoro en_US
dc.title Use of Information and Communication Technologies among Urban and Peri-Urban Livestock Keepers for Enhanced Access to Livestock Information: A Case of Kinondoni and Morogoro Urban Districts, Tanzania. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.url http://41.86.178.5:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/11037 en_US


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