Extension System for Improving the Management of Vegetable Cropping Systems
Theofrida J. Maginga 1 * , Thibault Nordey 2, Mussa Ally 1
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1 Department of Information Technology and System Development, The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha, TANZANIA
2 The World Vegetable Center, Arusha, TANZANIA
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Abstract

Horticulture as the part of agriculture sector plays the role for food security, economic growth and nutrition improvement. In developing countries where agriculture is regarded as the backbone of most countries’ economy it draws attention for most governments as the main source of employment and livelihood for the majority. Agricultural extension has been the key facilitator for achieving high crop productivity and an enabler to knowledge resources for these countries. However, lack of clear information for vegetable cultivations, crop requirements, climatic information, pests and diseases to constantly help farmers to come up with proper potential yield of the vegetable crops reduce the potential of horticulture in improving the farmers livelihood and countries economic gain , Therefore, this study aims at bringing the ICT- enabled extension support system for farmers to help them make decision on proper ways of cultivating their crops based on locations’ and timely climatic condition.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.20897/jisem/3940

, 2018 - Volume 3 Issue 4, Article No: 29

Publication date: 10 Nov 2018

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