Assessment of Agricultural Production in Prisons to Meet Inmates Demand in Zanzibar

Khamis, Ibrahim Ramadhan (2019) Assessment of Agricultural Production in Prisons to Meet Inmates Demand in Zanzibar. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study assessed the agricultural production to meet inmate demands in Zanzibar. Specific objectives were to examine types of crops growing in prisons to meet inmate’s demands, to evaluate techniques used in agricultural productions in prisons centers, to examine agricultural production in prisons in Zanzibar and to determine challenges facing agricultural production in prisons camps. The study was conducted in prisons in Unguja, Zanzibar. The quantitative and qualitative data were collected. The sample size was 200 inmates. The study indicated that from the financial years 2010/2011 the contribution of the food from prison camps were rendered only 15% but in the recent budget the level increased 25% this meant that, from 12 months of the year about 3 months the prison camp has capacity on providing their food from the prison camps. The study showed that 141 (70.5%) of the correspondents agreed that the Technological deprived in agriculture was the most leading causes on Prison farms also the other causes like Small number of inmates ready for farming activities of 34 (17%), low production varieties of 19 (9.5%) and the low market price of 6 (3%). The results presented in figures, tables and frequencies. The study identified challenges facing agriculture such as pure planning of prison on agriculture especially during dry season, lack of awareness on the use of crop residue and manures and there was no research conducted in prison on agriculture. The government needed to make revision on prison annual budget so that it could help to increase agricultural outputs also more emphasis should be undertaken on the use of modern techniques for working easily and increasing productivity, also commercializing of the inmates farming activity was very crucial in collaboration with the private sectors.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2020 13:48
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2020 13:48

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