Sokoine University of Agriculture

Information needs and accessibility by fish farmers in the southern highlands of Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Benard, R.
dc.contributor.author Dulle, F. W.
dc.contributor.author Hieromin, L. A.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-05T07:14:55Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-05T07:14:55Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/2691
dc.description Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, 2018; 67 (4/5): 209-255 en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess the information needs and accessibility for fish farmers in the Southern high lands of Tanzania. Design/methodology/approach – Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used. Semistructured interviews were used to collect qualitative and quantitative data from 240 fish farmers in six selected districts from three regions in Southern high lands of Tanzania. Focus groups and key informants’ interviews were also used to collect qualitative data from 54 fish farmers in the selected districts. Findings – Findings indicated that fish farmers highly needed information related to water treatment (management), spawning operations and fish preservation and processing. However, it was found that access to these categories of information was very low. In addition, findings indicated that age, education and income have a statistical significant and positive relationship with farmer’s information accessibility at p < 0.05. On the other hand, age, amount of fish harvested, education and farming experience had statistical significant and negative relationship with farmer’s information at p < 0.05. Originality/value – The study provides a deep understanding of information needs and accessibility for fish farmers in the in Southern high lands of Tanzania, which will be assisting in in designing focused, needbased and user-oriented information infrastructure in fish farming. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Information needs en_US
dc.subject Information en_US
dc.subject Fisheries en_US
dc.subject Fish farming en_US
dc.subject Information accessibility en_US
dc.subject Agricultural information en_US
dc.title Information needs and accessibility by fish farmers in the southern highlands of Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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