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Table 2 The current use of mobile phones in supporting livestock and crop agriculture in study villages

From: Potential use of mobile phones in improving animal health service delivery in underserved rural areas: experience from Kilosa and Gairo districts in Tanzania

Use Village No. respondents Percent
Exchange livestock price information Parakuyo (n = 43) 17 39.5
Mvumi (n = 41) 17 41.5
Chakwale (n = 54) 16 29.6
Exchange crop price information Parakuyo (n = 43) 1 2.3
Mvumi (n = 41) 3 7.3
Chakwale (n = 54) 13 24.1
Communicating on animal health/diseases Parakuyo (n = 43) 18 41.9
Mvumi (n = 41) 18 43.9
Chakwale (n = 54) 14 25.9
Communicating on plant health/diseases Parakuyo (n = 43) 1 2.3
Mvumi (n = 41) 5 12.2
Chakwale (n = 54) 11 20.4
Livestock extension and advisory services Parakuyo (n = 43) 10 23.3
Mvumi (n = 41) 18 43.9
Chakwale (n = 54) 17 31.5
Crop farming extension and advisory services Parakuyo (n = 43) 6 14.0
Mvumi (n = 41) 8 19.5
Chakwale (n = 54) 17 31.5
Like to receive information on livestock extension and advisory services using mobile phones Parakuyo (n = 43) 40 93.0
Mvumi (n = 41) 41 100.0
Chakwale (n = 54) 53 98.1