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Role of information technology in agriculture
Kaaya, Janet / 1999


This paper highlights the issues related to the role of information technology (IT) in agriculture with emphasis on developing countries, especially Africa and Tanzania in particular. It summarises the importance of information in generating and disseminating agricultural technologies. The paper further focuses on current developments in information technology covering various IT device and their applications in information management. The paper also outline the current initiative to improve information infrastructure in Africa together with ongoing projects in Tanzania, which aim at facilitating agricultural development through application of information technology. Finally, the paper gives list of policy statements on agricultural information issues as extracted from the current Agricultural and Livestock Policy of Tanzania.

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