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The Sokoine National Agricultural Library (SNAL) has once again continued to provide information on how to use the agricultural information repository - Mkulima Collection 
for smallholder farmers with the aim of giving them the opportunity to work in agriculture and its fields effectively with accurate information.

Almost 60 participants in agricultural training, especially vegetables got practical training in a project run by the Sokoine University of Agriculture and funded by the
Tanzania Private Agricultural Sector Support (PASS) while in their work area on house blocks, SUA Morogoro.

Librarians from the Sokoine National Agricultural Library which is at SUA provided various instructions including the benefits that a farmer will receive if he/she
conducts his/her agricultural activities with the necessary knowledge that is generally available in the Mkulima repository.

The Mkulima repository was established by SNAL as part of its mission to serve the nation in accessing a variety of accurate agricultural information for those in need.
Most of the information is in easy-to-understand language and is available in Swahili.

The aim of SNAL is to ensure that farmers in the country and abroad receive accurate and simple information in the Kiswahili language. Among the strategies
to achieve that goal is to enable farmers to access such information through their phones. Also collaborate with social media outlets as well as libraries located in
various parts of the country.

SNAL continues with this process of visting farmers through agricultural groups, cooperatives and various centers where farmers are generally present
in large numbers so it becomes easier to give them instructions at the same time.

Above are participants in agricultural production training especially vegetables who were in practical training in a project run by the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)
and funded by Private Agricultural Sector Support (PASS).

For more information please click here

Sokoine National Agricultural Library, has set funds to train researchers and postgraduate students on e-resources. To begin with SNAL Collaborating with Elsevier is announcing free E-racecourses training for SUA Researchers and postgraduate student on zoom starting on Mar 16, 2022 10:30 AM Nairobi


This is a long training, but they will start with the following topics

Topic: 1. How Elsevier solutions can enhance your research | SUA
1. Introduction to Elsevier solutions
2. Introduction to ScienceDirect
3. How can you access ScienceDirect from home

Other coming topics

1. How Elsevier Solutions could Enhance your Research ?
2. Getting Started with ScienceDirect
3. Getting Started with Mendeley
4. What are the Elsevier journals in my field?

- Customised to various disciplines
5. Undergraduates' Introduction to Scientific Journals
6. How to stay updated about research related to your topic? - Scopus & ScienceDirect
7. Comprehensive literature review using Scopus
8. Selecting Journals for Publishing using Scopus
9. Advanced Search on Scopus
10. Mendeley: Setting up research groups and collaborations
11. Tips & advice for preparation of your paper manuscript
12. Mendeley: Citing references in Mendeley
13. Journals Publishing Models & Open Access: Is paying an APC a must ?
14. Avoiding Plagiarism & Proper Citations using Mendeley
15. How to Turn your Thesis into a Paper Manuscript
16. Avoiding Predatory Journals
17. Preparing my manuscript for visibility
18. How to increase visibility of my published work
19. Maintaining Scopus profiles for visibility
20. Discover your impact: H-Index & Author Metrics on Scopus
21. Research Metrics & Responsible Use
22. Converting your Research into an E-book


As part of its mandate to promote greater utilization of library services for research, teaching and learning purposes, Sokoine National Agricultural Library (SNAL) Contacted a training for Staff and Students of Mizengo Pinda College Campus. For more information please read MPCC Training Report




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