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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 1)
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Determinants of Adoption of a Recommended Package of Fish Farming Technology: The Case of Selected Villages in Eastern Tanzania

Kitojo Wetengere
Corresponding Author:  Kitojo Wetengere 

Key words:  Adoption, fish farming, resources allocation, Tanzania, , ,
Vol. 2 , (1): Page No: 55-62
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2009 November, 09 2009 November, 26 2010 January, 10
Abstract:

This study was conducted to identify factors, which determine adoption of a recommended package of fish farming technology in Eastern Tanzania. A total of 234 fish farmers from 25 selected villages were used to provide the required information. A survey design was employed to collect data and respondents were randomly sampled from 600 fish-farmers in the study area. Instruments used for data collection included questionnaire, Participatory Rural Appraisal, researchersí observations and secondary information sources. The research findings revealed that access to resources is a key factor that determines the adoption of a recommended package of a technology and farmers allocate resources to activities, which contribute to household food and income security. Three recommendations were derived from this study. The first is that for the recommended package of fish farming to be adopted, it has to contribute to household food and income security. That means, farmed fish must be eaten more frequently and more important it has to generate income on regular basis. The second recommendation is that the aquaculture department should identify the institutional mechanism through which dissemination of information will operate and strengthened. The third recommendation is that efforts to introduce a package of fish farming should be directed towards farmers who have access to resources necessary to use the technology.
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Kitojo Wetengere, 2010. Determinants of Adoption of a Recommended Package of Fish Farming Technology: The Case of Selected Villages in Eastern Tanzania.  Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2(1): Page No: 55-62.
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