Sokoine University of Agriculture

Experimenting open agricultural extension service in Tanzania: A case of Kilosa Open Data Initiative (KODI)

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dc.contributor.author Sanga, Camilius A.
dc.contributor.author Masamaki, Joseph Phillipo
dc.contributor.author Fue, Kadeghe G.
dc.contributor.author Mlozi, Malongo R.
dc.contributor.author Tumbo, Siza D.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-19T16:31:28Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-19T16:31:28Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.issn 2394-2630
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/1182
dc.description Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, 2016, 3(6):116-124 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper presents results from the application of Open Data System to improve coverage of agricultural extension services using web-based and mobile-based farmers‘ advisory information Ushaurikilimo in Kilosa District. The research adopted a participatory action research method to develop the interventions. The findings from this study show that farmers and other actors get timely, relevant and personalized advisory services. The user interface of the Open System hosting Open Data is in Swahili language, a language widely spoken in the study area, which enhanced adoption of the system. The Open System did not require farmers and other actors to pay for the services, which motivated to attract farmers and actors to adopt the system. In order to lower the cost of implementing the project, agricultural extension officers in study villages were used to receive questions from farmers and provided answers, and sent difficulty questions to experts from Sokoine University of Agriculture to answer via their mobile phones. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, 2016,;3(6):116-124
dc.subject Open data en_US
dc.subject Initiative en_US
dc.subject Kilosa en_US
dc.subject Ushaurikilimo en_US
dc.subject Agricultural extension service en_US
dc.title Experimenting open agricultural extension service in Tanzania: A case of Kilosa Open Data Initiative (KODI) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url www.jsaer.com en_US


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