Sokoine University of Agriculture

Communication channels for exchanging agricultural information among Tanzanian farmers: A meta-analysis

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dc.contributor.author Mtega, Wulystan Pius
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-19T12:07:12Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-19T12:07:12Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3856
dc.description Review Article en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigates how communication channels to exchange agricultural information were chosen. Specifically, it identifies the communication channels used by farmers in Tanzania and determines the factors influencing the choice of communication channels for exchanging agricultural information. The study employs a meta-analysis review methodology in identifying, evaluating and interpreting studies relevant to the topic of interest. The results indicate that radio, mobile phones, television, fellow farmers, agricultural extension agents and newspapers were the commonly used communication channels for transferring agricultural information. Moreover, the channels’ influence, availability, affordability, communication network coverage, and the resources and facilities needed to use a particular communication channel were found to influence the choice of channels. It is concluded that understanding the audience, the characteristics surrounding messages and choosing appropriate communication channels are important for enhancing access to agricultural information. It is recommended that agricultural information providers should understand the factors surrounding communication channels before disseminating agricultural information. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SAGE en_US
dc.subject Communication channels en_US
dc.subject Agricultural information en_US
dc.subject Farmers en_US
dc.subject Rural areas en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.title Communication channels for exchanging agricultural information among Tanzanian farmers: A meta-analysis en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url 10.1177/03400352211023837 en_US


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