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Edda Tandi Lwoga

Edda Tandi Lwoga
College of Business Education (CBE) · Mathematics and ICT

PhD

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Introduction
She works as a Professor at the Department of Mathematics and ICT, and as a Deputy Rector (Academic, Research and Consultancy) at the College of Business Education, Dar es salaam, Tanzania.
Additional affiliations
September 2015 - September 2019
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
November 2010 - present
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Position
  • Senior Librarian
March 2002 - November 2010
Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)
Position
  • Librarian

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Publications (111)
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The Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP26) emphasizes e.g. 1) the urgency of protecting nature, including forests, water landscapes and marine ecosystems and 2) the rights of local communities and indigenous people concerning the knowledge of and living in harmony with nature. In line with COP26 outcomes, we call for collaborative approaches and...
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The aim of this chapter is to assess the current state of application of systematic reviews (SRs) in library and information science (LIS) field and determine how information scientists can advance the SRs as a methodology. The literature shows that there is an increasing number of SRs in LIS although there are still knowledge gaps about the use of...
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Purpose of this systematic review was to bring together studies of evidence-based practice among dentists in low- and middle-income countries, where its use has been reported to be limited. The protocol was registered in PROSPERO. Methodology: We searched the evidence (in English only) from medical databases including PubMed, EBSCO, The Cochrane Li...
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Warsha kuhusu “Usimamizi wa Moto Katika Misitu ya Kupandwa Nyanda za Juu Kusini mwa Tanzania” ilifanyika mnamo tarehe 19 & 20 Aprili 2021 katika Kituo cha Mafunzo ya Viwanda vya Mazao ya Misitu na Mbao, Iringa, Tanzania. Warsha hii iliwakutanisha wadau mbalimbali kama vile wakulima wa miti ya kupandwa waishio mijini na vijijini, wafanyabiashara wa...
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Most of the knowledge in the library and information science (LIS) discipline is created and published by researchers in developed countries. Two roundtable sessions of ASIS&T SIG‐III with the ASIS&T Africa Chapter and ASIS&T South Asia Chapter, in early 2021, confirmed “the lack of a conducive research environment” as the primary reason for this i...
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Evidence syntheses that engage librarians as co-authors produce higher-quality results than those that do not. Trained as teachers, researchers and information managers, librarians possess expert knowledge on research methodologies and information retrieval approaches that are critical for evidence synthesis. Researchers are under increasing pressu...
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Children today are born into a world surrounded by technology. For this “i‐Generation” (Twenge, 2017), most aspects of daily life can be conducted online, including socialising, shopping, learning and enga ging with the world around them, and the lines between the online and offline life are becoming increasingly blurred. OFCOM, (2019) reports that...
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Apelo a uma melhor colaboração dos actores na governançã de recursos naturais: A pandemia de coronavírus COVID-19 e mudanças climáticas agravaram as condições de incerteza, desinformação e desconfiança, o que pode levar a conflitos e gestão insustentável dos recursos naturais. Apelamos pela governança colaborativa e o desenvolvimento de plataformas...
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Introduction: Neem tree parts such as leaves, stem barks, and roots are known to have some medicinal values in both humans and animals. However, the evidence is scattered and vary with populations and regions. This systematic review sought to explore the effectiveness of neem as a therapeutic and prophylactic agent against malaria. Methodology: The...
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This study sought to investigate the adoption and impact of Electronic Records Management System (ERMS) in Tanzania, with a specific focus in Tanzania Public Service College (TPSC). Specifically, the study assesses factors affecting the adoption of ERMS in TPSC and analyse net impacts of ERMS in TPSC. The study used a case study research design. Da...
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A Correction to this paper has been published: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-020-00786-w.
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Livestock support the livelihoods of one billion people in Africa, Asia and Latin America, but the productivity of animals remains low, reducing the potential of the sector to support higher incomes and better nutrition. Improved livestock feeding has been identified as the most important step towards higher productivity. This scoping review assess...
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The electronic Hospital management Information System (eHMIS) can improve care for vulnerable patients, help collect important disability and maternal health data, and improve the hospital’s overall data management. This study assessed the use of HMIS and factors influencing the usage and behavioral intentions to use the eHMIS at the Comprehensive...
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Purpose This study aims to assess the contribution of telecenters in expanding the capabilities of rural women to achieve their development outcomes in three rural districts in Tanzania. Design/methodology/approach The study conducted 12 focus group discussions with 37 rural women users and 36 rural women non-users of telecenters and semi-structur...
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The aim of this chapter is to assess the current state of application of systematic reviews (SRs) in library and information science (LIS) field and determine how information scientists can advance the SRs as a methodology. The literature shows that there is an increasing number of SRs in LIS although there are still knowledge gaps about the use of...
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Traditional communities have a highly developed knowledge system. They struggle, however, to lobby for critical issues as this knowledge is not documented. The chapter addresses this problem by seeking a suitable knowledge creation model for South African and Tanzanian indigenous organizations. It draws on fieldwork and reviews the literature and o...
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The purpose of this paper was to investigate the antecedents for the utilisation of Web 2.0 tools to enhance Knowledge Management (KM) practices in academic libraries of Tanzania. Eight out of the twelve academic libraries were selected. Data gathered through questionnaires distributed to library staff (n= 278), with a response rate of 91.36%. The...
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Purpose The study sought to determine the characteristics that distinguish online from offline information seekers among people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV) in selected regional hospitals of Tanzania. Design/methodology/approach Questionnaire-based survey was conducted among 341 adults with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in...
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Purpose This study aims to investigate the use of mobile phones in enhancing human capabilities and agricultural development among small-scale farmers in selected rural districts of Tanzania. The study assessed the potential capabilities acquired by farmers, factors that influence farmers in building their capabilities and achieving development ou...
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This systematic review of reviews aimed to explore the contribution of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development in developing countries. This systematic review of reviews determines and summarizes ICTD research trends, and methodologies and conceptual frameworks used in ICTD research discuss the findings and evidence and th...
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Purpose–This paper aims to assess the usage pattern of telecentres, how rural women frame telecentres and barriers that limit use of telecentres. Further, the study examined the effects of demographic characteristics and location on telecentre usage. Design/methodology/approach–The study used a sequential mixed research design in three rural distri...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to assess whether quality antecedents and individual characteristics can influence faculty members’ continued usage intention of electronic resources (e-resources) in selected public universities in Tanzania. Design/methodology/approach A total of 204 faculty members participated in the study from three public...
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Purpose This paper aims to assess the usage behaviour of electronic resources (e-resources) among health sciences faculty and their level information literacy (IL) practices, and whether individual characteristics and IL skills can influence faculty member’s usage of e-resources at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS). Design...
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To investigate the maternal health information-seeking behaviour of expectant women in low-and middle-income countries. We will search and retrieve information from several sources, including Scopus, PubMed, ERIC, TRIP, The Cochrane Library, Wiley, Taylor and Francis online, Sage, Emerald, and the Directory of Open Access Repositories. We will also...
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We conducted a scientometric analysis to determine the research collaboration networks in the field of computer science in central, eastern and South African countries. The study covered publications published from 1980 to 2016. The study analyzed publication growth trends and impact, global share and rank, collaboration levels within and outside o...
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A scientometric analysis was conducted to map the research growth and citation impact of Tanzania scholars over a period of 24 years starting from 1991 to 2015. We analyzed data for research publications of all Tanzania scholars obtained from the SCOPUS database. The study analyzed the year-wise distribution of publications, subject-wise distributi...
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Purpose This paper aims to determine factors that influence people living with HIV (PLHIV) to engage in internet-based HIV information seeking behaviour in selected Tanzanian public regional hospitals. Design/methodology/approach The authors conducted a questionnaire-based survey to 221 PLHIV in two regional public hospitals in Mwanza and Dar es S...
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Purpose This study examined the availability and persistence of Universal Resource Locators (URLs) cited in scholarly articles published in selected health journals based in East Africa. Design/methodology/approach Four health sciences online journals in East Africa were selected for this study. We extracted all web citations in the selected jou...
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Objective: This scientometric analysis was carried out to map the online visibility of pharmacy research at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) from 1981 to 2016.Methods: Publish or Perish software was used to collect data for 33 scientists from the School of Pharmacy at MUHAS. We retrieved data on scholars’ publications, cit...
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This paper investigates the effects of user-centric, security, and system characteristics and the moderating effects of gender on behavioural intention to use mobile payments (m-payment) services in Tanzania. The study extended the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to better explain and predict the users’ intentions to use m-payment services. A que...
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The study assessed the usage behaviour of electronic resources (e-resources) among health sciences faculty and their level information literacy (IL) practices, and whether individual characteristics and IL skills can influence faculty member’s usage of e-resources at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS).We conducted questionna...
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Women are still facing exclusion in the use of telecentres, largely because of cultural perceptions that they are responsible for the home; telecentres are also widely perceived appropriate for men to find employment. This paper presents an analysis of the benefits women derive from using telecentres. This study explores how telecentres empower wom...
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The Internet has a huge impact on access to health information. It can assist patients and health-care workers to retrieve evidence-based information and make informed decisions, and simplify health care service delivery. This article reviews the existing literature and focuses on the following areas: accessibility, quality, prospects and efficacy...
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Women are still facing exclusion in the use of telecentres largely because of cultural perceptions that they are responsible for the home; and also telecentres are widely perceived appropriate for men to find employment. This paper presents an analysis of the benefits women derive from using telecentres. This study explores how telecentres empower...
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Evidence based practice (EBP) has continuously been considered vital in health research, teaching and patients' care. The main objective of the paper was to describe benefits of EBP training and challenges of implementation in selected Universities and hospitals in Tanzania. We conducted three focus group discussions (FGDs) with 26 participants who...
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Traditional communities have a highly developed knowledge system. They struggle, however, to lobby for critical issues as this knowledge is not documented. The chapter addresses this problem by seeking a suitable knowledge creation model for South African and Tanzanian indigenous organizations. It draws on fieldwork and reviews the literature a...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the information needs and information-seeking patterns of users and non-users of the Internet among rural women in Tanzania. The study used mixed research sequential design, wherein the initial qualitative phase informed the design of the cross-sectional questionnaire surveys. The study was conducted in...
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Purpose: The purpose of the study was to assess the impact of imparting skills and knowledge to health care workers in Tanzania, on how to seek and appraises evidence based information, with the aim of promoting Evidence based health care (EBHC) behaviours. Methods: The study conducted a baseline questionnaire survey to 540 health professionals (4...
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Telecentres in rural communities are mostly conceptualized by development agencies and governments as spaces that all community members can go to and access information and communication technologies. While for the technocrats the goals of establishing telecentres might be clear, the same cannot always be said about the people who live in the commu...
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The study assessed the information needs and information seeking patterns of citizens in Tanzania with a particular focus to three districts: Morogoro town, Njombe and Kinondoni districts. Questionnaire survey was self-administered to 450 citizens in selected districts, with a rate of return of 99.6 per cent. Findings revealed that citizens mainly...
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Shared Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities such as telecentres offer people opportunities to access digital technologies that may facilitate socioeconomic development. This is particularly important in rural areas where the citizens are less likely to own technologies. However, despite a huge investment in such interventions,...
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urpose The purpose of the paper was to examine factors that predict students' continued usage intention of web-based learning management systems in Tanzania, with a specific focus at the School of Business of Mzumbe University. Design/methodology/approach Data was collected through a questionnaire survey to 300 third year undergraduate students,...
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Objective This study sought to investigate the faculty's awareness, attitudes and use of open access, and the role of information professionals in supporting open access (OA) scholarly communication in Tanzanian health sciences universities. Methods A cross-sectional survey was conducted. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 16 librarian...
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Edda Tandi Lwoga, Christine Stilwell and Patrick Ngulube look at and compare knowledge management in two national cultures and draw some conclusions for indigenous organizations in general.
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Purpose A scientometric study was conducted to analyze the research productivity and scholarly impact of academic librarians in Tanzania for a period of 30 years from 1984 to 2013. Design/methodology/approach Data were obtained using the Publish or Perish software which uses Google Scholar to retrieve scholars’ publications, citations and related...
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A scientometric study was conducted to analyze the research productivity and web visibility of dental faculty at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Tanzania from 1983 to 2013. Data were extracted using the Publish or Perish software which uses Google Scholar to retrieve publications, citation counts and related metric...
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This paper examines factors that predict students' continual usage intention of web-based learning content management systems in Tanzania, with a specific focus at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science (MUHAS). This study sent a questionnaire surveys to 408 first year undergraduate students, with a rate of return of 66.7This study adapt...
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This study assessed whether first year undergraduate students are applying the research skills taught in an information literacy (IL) module in course IT 100 to their work in other classes and for anything unrelated to classes at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Tanzania. A total of 275 students took part in a p...
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Purpose - This paper demonstrates work undertaken by Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) Library in an effort to integrate web 2.0 technologies in its functions to enhance the quality of its services in Tanzania Design/methodology/approach - The study conducted an exploratory questionnaire survey to assess user requirements...
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Purpose - The study sought to investigate factors that affect the adoption and use of open access in Tanzanian health sciences universities. Design/methodology/approach - Based on a cross-sectional questionnaire survey, 415 faculty members were selected through a stratified random sampling from a population of 679 in all eight health sciences univ...
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Purpose: A scientometric study was conducted to analyze the research productivity and citation patterns of librarians in Tanzania for a period of 30 years from 1984 to 2013. Research methods: Data were obtained using the Publish or Perish software which uses Google Scholar to retrieve scholars’ publications, citations and related metrics. For each...
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The study sought to investigate factors that affect the adoption and use of open access in Tanzanian health sciences universities. Based on the social exchange theory (SET), and the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT), the study developed a model suitable for assessing open access adoption and usage in academic institutions....
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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to assess information needs and information seeking behaviour of parents and caregivers of children with mental illness at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) in Tanzania. The study mainly assessed the information needs of parents and caregivers of children with mental illness, their preferable sources...
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This study assessed the information literacy (IL) instruction perceptions and practices of faculty at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania. An online survey was distributed to all faculty members in five schools and one institute at MUHAS (235 in total) from 2011 to 2012, with a response rate of (34.5 percent). The study f...
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Purpose – This study aims to examine the suitability of information systems (IS) success model in the adoption of library 2.0 technologies among undergraduate students in the African context, and focused at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) of Tanzania. Design/methodology/approach – Based on the IS success model, the st...
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The study investigated the information seeking behaviour of physicians at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Tanzania. Questionnaires were personally distributed to all physicians (n = 259) at MNH. The rate of response was 83 percent (n = 215). Based on the literature review, a Wilson (1996) model was used to systematically guide the assessme...
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This paper provides the practical experience of developing an eLearning technology as a tool to implement Competency-based Medical Education (CBME) in Tanzania medical universities, with a specific focus on Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences. The paper provides a background to eLearning and the early attempt to adopt it in 2006 at M...
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A scientometric analysis was conducted to map out the research productivity and scholarly impact of researchers at the Institute of Traditional Medicine (ITM) in Tanzania for the period between 1980 and 2013. The study analyzed the growth of the ITM's scholarly literature; ascertained the year-wise distribution of publications; determined the autho...
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This study sought to investigate the faculty’s awareness, attitudes and use of open scholarly communication in Tanzanian health sciences universities. Based on a questionnaire survey, 415 faculty members were selected through a stratified random sampling from a population of 679 in all eight health sciences universities in Tanzania. The response...
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Abstract A scientometric analysis was conducted to map out the research productivity and scholarly impact of researchers at the Institute of Traditional Medicine (ITM) in Tanzania for the period between 1980 and 2013. The study analyzed the growth of the ITM's scholarly literature; ascertained the year-wise distribution of publications; determined...
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Purpose – This paper seeks to assess the extent to which learning and Web 2.0 technologies are utilised to support learning and teaching in Africa's higher learning institutions, with a specific focus on Tanzania's public universities. Design/methodology/approach – A combination of content analysis and semi-structured interviews was used to collect...
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This article assesses information and knowledge needs, access and use for agricultural development in the rural areas of developing countries, with a specific focus on Tanzania. Data from focus groups and information mapping and linkage diagrams were used to triangulate with the interview data in order to bring together the strength of all data set...
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This paper aims to promote academic inquiry into the need for innovative library 2.0 technologies, by demonstrating the work undertaken by Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) Library in an effort to integrate web 2.0 technologies in its functions to enhance the delivery and promotion of its services. The paper, firstly, exami...
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This article provides a systematic analysis of the challenges of managing agricultural indigenous knowledge (IK), and accessing external knowledge in the rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa, with a specific focus on Tanzania. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect primary data from 181 smallscale farmers in the six districts of Tanzania. The...
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Purpose – The purpose of this study is to assess access to and use of agricultural knowledge and information in the rural areas of Tanzania. Design/methodology/approach – Mixed quantitative, qualitative and participatory methods were deployed. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect qualitative and quantitative data from 181 farmers in six...
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Purpose – The purpose of this study is to assess the application of knowledge management (KM) models in managing and integrating indigenous and exogenous knowledge for improved farming activities in Tanzania, by examining the management of indigenous knowledge (IK), access and use of exogenous knowledge, the relevance of policies, legal framework,...
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Information and knowledge are keys to industrial development and economic growth. Libraries and information services can effectively acquire, process and disseminate information and knowledge to spur innovation and industrial development in Africa. Most African libraries however are in a weak position to successfully play their roles in economic an...
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This article provides a review of the information needs and information seeking patterns of the rural farmers in selected districts of Tanzania. Focus group data was triangulated with interview data in order to validate, confirm and corroborate quantitative results with qualitative findings. The findings revealed that the information needs and info...
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This paper is based on a PhD study (Lwoga, 2009) that sought to assess the application of knowledge management (KM) approaches in managing indigenous knowledge (IK) for sustainable agricultural practices in developing countries, with a specific focus on Tanzania. This study used a mixed-research method which was conducted in six districts of Tanzan...
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Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are important resources for enabling poor farmers to make informed decision regarding their farming activities, especially in the rural areas of developing countries. Effective public access ICTs (telecenters and rural radio) based on farmers needs and with farmers' rural and socio-economic constrai...
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This paper is based on a PhD study (Lwoga, 2009) that sought to assess the application of knowledge management (KM) approaches in managing indigenous knowledge (IK) for sustainable agricultural practices in developing countries, with a specific focus on Tanzania. This study used a mixed-research method which was conducted in six districts of Tanzan...
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This article addresses the management of agricultural indigenous knowledge (IK) in developing countries, with a specific focus on Tanzania. It provides background details on IK and its importance for agricultural development. It introduces various knowledge management (KM) concepts and discusses their application in managing IK in the developing wo...
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This paper seeks to establish the challenges and opportunities for managing agricultural indigenous and external knowledge in the rural areas of developing countries, with a specific focus on Tanzania. Semi-structured interview, focus groups and problem trees were used to collect primary data from farmers in the six regions of Tanzania. The finding...
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This article is based on a study that sought to explore small-scale farmers’ perceptions and understanding of indigenous farming with an ultimate goal of promoting the use of IK for agricultural development in Tanzania. This study was mainly qualitative, where semistructured interviews were used to collect data from 181 small-scale farmers in six r...
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Indigenous knowledge has been a central feature for improving African agricultural productivity for centuries. The integration of exogenous knowledge into indigenous knowledge systems has also allowed better results on farming activities in many developing countries. However, most farmers in developing countries are not only deprived from accessing...
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This study investigated the extent to which knowledge management (KM) approaches and information and communication technologies (ICTs) can be used to manage agricultural indigenous knowledge (IK), and introduce relevant exogenous knowledge in some local communities of Tanzania. The recognition and management of local practices do not only give conf...
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This article addresses the extent to which information and communication technologies (ICTs) may be used to manage agricultural indigenous knowledge (IK) to alleviate extreme poverty and halve hunger in the rural areas of Tanzania. It also discusses ways that ICTs can be used to introduce exogenous knowledge into the local communities in order to r...