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Application of ICT tools in communicating information and knowledge to artisanal fishermen communities in Zanzibar

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dc.contributor.author Benard, R.
dc.contributor.author Dulle, F. W.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-05T06:58:29Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-05T06:58:29Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.issn 2073-7904
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2690
dc.description Knowledge Management & E-Learning, 2017; 9 (2): 239–253 en_US
dc.description.abstract This article assesses the application of ICT tools in communicating information and knowledge to artisanal fishermen communities in Zanzibar. The study was carried out in four purposefully selected wards in Unguja District in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The study involved a sample size of 80 respondents. Data were collected by using document reviews, questionnaires, focus group discussions and personal observations. Results showed that artisanal fishermen need information and knowledge on weather condition, modern fish capturing methods, market and marketing, fish preservation and processing. The study also found that mobile phones and radio are the most ICTs tools used by the artisanal fishermen. The findings also revealed that communicating information and knowledge through ICT tools was limited by lack of funds, poor network connectivity, lack of training and seminars on the use of ICTs in accessing information and poor coverage on radio and television transmission. It is therefore recommended that the government should support artisanal fishermen in acquiring some of the fishing gears and ICTs tools such as GPS and sonar through subsidizing them. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Artisan fishermen en_US
dc.subject ICT tools en_US
dc.subject Information needs en_US
dc.subject Information and knowledge communication en_US
dc.subject anzibar en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.title Application of ICT tools in communicating information and knowledge to artisanal fishermen communities in Zanzibar en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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