Automating agricultural information and documentation services in Tanzania

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Agricultural development is essential for Tanzania's economic growth and national development. This dissertation reviews the development of agricultural documentation and information services, examines factors that pose obstacles in the development process and looks at the role and prospects of information technology, especially microcomputers, in agricultural information management in Tanzania. It is argued that there is need to adopt a coordinated approach to An effective exploitation and better management of these resources is the expected outcome. National bibliographic control is also envisaged. The major agricultural information systems - AGRICOLA, AGRIS and CAB described and their possible inputs into the The services expected from TADIS and their contribution toward the New developments, mainly CD-ROM and its potential as both a storage medium and a vehicle of document delivery are discussed.


Magister in Scientia Bibliothecaria


Automating, documentation services, Agricultural information