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Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro - Tanzania

Sokoine University Home page http://www.suanet.ac.tz/

Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) began in 1964 as an agricultural college offering diploma in agriculture. It was elevated to a faculty of agriculture in 1969 under the University of Dar es Salaam. When the faculty of agriculture was established it was offering two programmes: one leading to a diploma in agriculture, the other one leading to award of BSc agriculture. The diploma was phased out in 1973. In the same year a new three years programme offering a degree in BSc Forestry was started. In 1976 another degree programme in Veterinary medicine was started. The Faculty of Agriculture was therefore renamed as Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine still under the university of Dar es Salaam. In 1984, the Faculty was elevated to a fully fledged university and renamed as Sokoine University of Agriculture after the late Edward Sokoine who was Prime Minister of Tanzania.

The university has 3 faculties (Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine) and 2 institutes namely the Institute of Continuing Education and the Development Studies Institute.

The university offers undergraduate training leading to the award of degrees in Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Science, Home Economics and Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine. The university also offers training leading to awards of master of sciences and PhD in the respective fields of Agricutlure, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine.

The university has a Directorate of Research and Post Graduate Studies. It was established in 1988 and its responsabilities include coordination of research activities, managing and facilitating the dissemination of research findings and results, maintaining an inventory of research facilities, soliciting and administering research funds.

University's research motto is to encourage multi-disciplinary research for sustainable development and poverty alleviation.

Research programmes that represent the research profile of the university include:

  1. Soil and water management for crop and livestock production,
  2. technology transfer, adoption and agricultural diversification,
  3. small and large ruminant improvement for meat and milk production,
  4. food crops improvement including promotion of underutilised indigenous crops,
  5. nutrition and family resources management,
  6. farming systems research,
  7. improvement and management of natural resources and plantation forests including economics, policy, harvesting and utilisation,
  8. livestock diseases and management of disease of public and economic importance in Tanzania.

According to the univerty research motto, adaptive research and on-farm testing is the key element in the transfert of knowledge, and in solving problems afflicting the rural areas of Tanzania.

Faculty of Forestry

Dr. Seif S. Madoffe
Sokoine University of Agriculture
P.O.Box 3010
Morogoro, Tanzania

FAX: +255 56 4648, OR 4691
TEL: Office: +255 56 4648 OR 3511-4 OR 4865
E-mail: Madoffe@suanet.ac.tz

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