The role of internet in the promotion of aquaculture. A case study of the ministry of agriculture, livestock and fisheries fish farming project.
The general objective of this research was to critically analyze the contribution of internet in the improvement of Aquaculture in Kenya and to establish the effectiveness of Phone internet in reaching the fish farmers.This research was descriptive study aimed at analyzing the role of Internet in the promotion of Aquaculture with particular reference to the Ministry Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries fish Farming project. The target population was the Aquaculture farmers and officers from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. The study used inferences gotten from the population characteristics exhibited in the samples. So as to ensure that inferences made about the population characteristics on basis of the sample characteristics are accurate. One of the findings was that the computer, Internet and mobile phones ranked the highest in the most preferred ICT tools used in the promotion of aquaculture. According to the survey 99 percent of the government officials had access to the Internet though the quality of internet service varied depending on the region. Some factors are also necessary to beconsidered in order to improve aquaculture information dissemination. Age, income and educational background of fish farmers should be considered while disseminating aquaculture information to them.