Exploitation of Current Developments in ICT to Enhance Implementation of “Kilimo Kwanza” in Tanzania — Yuda Julius Chatama
The primary objective of the Kilimo Kwanza resolution was to transform Tanzania’s agriculture industry into a modern and commercial sector. The implementation of this resolution requires massive research on crop productivity and related management sciences as well as training farmers all aspects inherent in agricultural transformation. For a robust campaign like this to be successful, there should be a very effective and efficient communication between stakeholders.
The paper has also shown the importance of such information as market access, production technologies, access to micro–finance, e–government, e–commerce, e–marketing facilities on successful implementation Kilimo Kwanza. It has shown how ICT is a key factor for reaching the greatest possible target population even in remote areas at the lowest possible price, through offering information services via data networks, and establishing training on informational highways which cuts down costs.
Since ICT provides much needed government support to rural development by reducing the cost of extension services delivery and also promoting improved production, the government should seriously exploit current developments in ICT to enhance implementation of Kilimo Kwanza.
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