Sokoine University of Agriculture announces opportunities for Agro-studies internship in Israel for the year 2020/2021.

Agro-studies internship provides a unique internship training in agriculture, combining advanced studies and hands on ‘learning by doing‘, in various fields. By working in selected farms across Israel, the internees will be exposed to the most enabling and stimulating learning environment that nurtures them to learn and develop skills from the most advanced agricultural practices.

Internees will attend classes once a week at three campuses; Tel-Hai College in the North, Ruppin College and Kfar Silver. In addition, each group will be assigned a tutor to accompany them throughout their internship based on area of study and business plan upon return to Tanzania following completion of their internship. Internees will learn how to manage farm resources: labor, land and capital to ensure high productivity and efficiency of a farm. They will also learn how to manage markets through contract production and ensuring reliable quantity and quality supplies to their customers. Further details on agro studies can also be accessed through: www.agrostudies.com/programs.

This is a paid internship, offered on yearly basis. Students will meet their costs of their ticket, tuition fees, meals and accommodation as well as their preparation costs to join the program.

For more information please click the link below.

 

https://www.sua.ac.tz/sites/default/files/documents/announcement/ANNOUNCEMENT-AGROSTUDIES-ISRAEL-2020-21.pdf

 

        

Wizara ya Kilimo imekubaliana na Chuo Kikuu cha Kilimo Sokoine kuanza kuzalisha mbegu bora za mazao ya kilimo ili kujitosheleza na mahitaji ya wakulima nchini.

Makubaliano hayo yalibainishwa jana (24.04.2020) na Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Kilimo Gerald Kusaya alipokutana kwa mazungumzo na Menejimenti ya Chuo hicho mjini Morogoro na kueleza kuwa nchi bado haijajitosheleza na mbegu bora.

“Tunahitaji ushirikiano wa kuzalisha mbegu bora za mazao ya kilimo kwa wingi ndani ya nchi ili kukidhi mahitaji ya wakulima ” alisisitiza Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Kilimo inapenda chuo Kikuu cha Sokoine kianzishe vitalu vya uzalishaji mbegu bora za mazao ya mboga mboga na matunda ili kupunguza utegemezi toka nje ya nchi.

“Ifike hatua nchi yetu kuwa na uhakika wa mbegu bora na hai.Hii itaongeza ajira kwa vijana na wakulima kupata manufaa” alisema Katibu Mkuu Kusaya.

Kusaya alitaja maeneo mengine ya ushirikiano na Chuo Kikuu cha Sokoine kuwa ni kutumia maabara ya afya ya mbegu kupima ubora wa mazao kabla ya kusafirishwa ,kutambua visumbufu vya mazao na kupima ubora wa mbegu.Wataalam wa wizara ya kilimo wamekua wakipima mazao kwa macho matoke yake bidhaa za mazao zimekua zikirudishwa kwa kua ubora wake haukidhi viwango vya kimataifa.Matumizi ya  maabara bora ya kilimo ni muhimu ili kusaidia mapinduzi katika utafiti,uanzishwaji wa mashamba darasa kwa wahitimu wa masomo ya kilimo na kujenga maabara ya kisasa ya kupima ubora wa mazao yakiwemo mboga mboga na matunda kabla ya kusafirisha nje ya nchi ili kuongeza thamani ya bidhaa za kilimo.

Pia uhamasishaji matumizi ya teknolojia bora ya uzalishaji kwa kutumia zana za kisasa na utoaji huduma za ugani na mafunzo ya muda mfupi kwa wataalam wa wizara na wakulima kwa kutumia vyombo vya habari na TEHAMA ili kuwa na kilimo chenye tija na manufaa kwa mkulima. Katibu Mkuu Kusaya amekiomba chuo cha Sokoine kusaidia jitihada za wizara kudhibiti visumbufu vya mimea na mazao kama viwavijeshi,ndege waharibifu mfano kwelea kwelea,nzige wa jangwani,panya na magugu yanayoathiri mazao ya wakulima.

“Tunahitaji sifa nzuri ya ubora wa mafunzo na wataalam wa chuo kikuu cha Sokoine iendelee na kuwanufaisha wakulima kuongeza tija na uzalishaji kwa kudhibiti visumbufu vya mazao yake. “ alisema Kusaya.

Kwa mujibu wa takwimu za wizara ya kilimo kuwa uzalishaji wa ndani wa mbegu bora umefikia tani 61,703 mwaka 2019.

Kwa upande wake Makamu Mkuu wa Chuo Kikuu cha Kilimo Sokoine Prof,Raphael Chibunda alimshukuru Katibu Mkuu huyo kwa kutembelea chuo hicho na kuwa wapo tayari kuanzisha mafunzo maalum ya muda mfupi kwa ajili ya kufundisha wataalam waliopo kazini na wale wanaopenda kujifunza kilimo cha kisasa.

Prof.Chibunda alisema SUA itaendeleza ushirikiano na Wizara ya Kilimo kupitia taasisi za utafiti wa Kilimo (TARI) na kampuni ya mbegu nchini (ASA) na Taasisi ya Udhibiti wa Mbegu Tanzaia (TOSCI) kuzalisha mbegu bora za mazao kwa kutumia teknolojia na wataalam waliopo nchini.

“SUA ina msitu wa wataalam hivyo tunaahidi tutashirikiana na wizara ya kilimo kufanya tafiti za mbegu bora na pia kuzalisha mbegu hizo kwa matumizi ya ndani na nje ya nchi. ” alisitiza Prof.Chibunda.

Aliongeza kusema kina mkakati wa kuanzisha digrii maalum itakayosaidia kuzalisha wataalam wabobezi kwenye usimamizi wa sekta ya ushirika na kilimo nchini ili kuunga mkono jitahada za serikali kuwa na ushirika imara.

Katika hatua nyingine Prof.Chibunda aliomba Serikali iweke utaratibu wa kuratibu maduka ya pembejeo ili yawe na wataalam waliosomea kilimo na mifugo kwa ajili ya kutoa huduma za ushauri kwa wakulima.

Katibu Mkuu huyo wa wizara ya Kilimo alisema lengo la wizara yake ni kuhakikisha kunakuwepo sera nzuri na mazingira wezeshi ya kufanya kilimo kuwa ajira, uchumi na biashara kwa watanzania walio wengi.

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Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Kilimo Bw.Gerald Kusaya (katikati) akiongozana na Makamu Mkuu wa Chuo cha Sokoine Prof.Raphael Chibunda (kulia) kukagua miradi ya chuo hicho  mjini Morogoro.

Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Kilimo Bw.Gerald Kusaya akiongea wakati akikagua shamba darasa la zao la chai alipotembelea Chuo Kikuu cha Sokoine  mjini Morogoro.Kulia kwake ni Dkt.Kudra Abdul Mkuu wa Idara ya Mimea Vipando na mazao ya  Bustani.

 

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Dear students kindly receive attached links with your Examination results for University Examination semester 1,3 and 5. They are temporarily uploaded and they will be removed on the website on Friday, If you will find any inquiries do not hesitate to call the office of the head to get clarification. The links are specific to retake and third attempts in degree programs and year of study.

We also encourage you to take all the precautions advised by the Government against COVID-19 wash your hands, sanitize, and avoid unnecessary movements.

STAY HOME, STAY SAFE.

Retake Agriculture year 1

Retake horticulture year 1

Retake horticulture year 3

Agriculture General Y1

Agriculture General Y2

Agriculture General Y3

Horticulture Year 1

Horticulture Year 2

Horticulture Year 3

Third attempt Agric general year 3

Third attempt Hort year 3

 

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

(Sir Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister)

 

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Applications are hereby invited for admission into Higher Degrees at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) for the academic year 2020/2021. Candidates for Postgraduate Diploma, Master and PhD Degree programmes with course work are admitted and registered once every year for an academic year that starts in October of each year. Candidates for Master and PhD by Research and Thesis only may apply and be admitted at any time of the year. Successful candidates will be notified immediately after consideration and approval is made by the University Senate and they will be expected to embark on studies in October, 2020. Candidates meeting the prescribed minimum qualifications are invited to apply for admission.

The following courses are offered by the Department of Crop Science and Horticulture and suitable candidates are invited to apply online or hardcopy applications.

 

MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMMES

1.MASTER BY COURSEWORK AND DISSERTATION

  1. MSc. Crop Science
  2. MSc. Horticulture
  3. MSc. Seed Technology and Business

2. MASTER BY RESEARCH AND THESIS

Master Degree programmes by Research and Thesis are offered in all Academic units (School, Colleges and Sokoine National Agricultural Library). Applications for Master by Research and Thesis are received throughout the year and studies can commence at any time of the year once admission is granted. Master degree by Research and Thesis is offered for two years (24 months) and 36 months on a full-time and part-time basis respectively leading to a thesis.

C.  PhD DEGREE PROGRAMMES

C.1 PhD BY COURSEWORK AND DISSERTATION

  1. PhD in Soil and Water Management
  2. PhD in Agricultural and Rural Innovation (PhD – ARI)
  3. PhD Agro-ecology
  4. PhD in Agribusiness

C.2. PhD BY RESEARCH AND THESIS

PhD degree programmes by Research and Thesis are offered in all Academic units (School, Colleges and Sokoine National Agricultural Library). Applications for PhD by Research and Thesis are received throughout the year and studies can commence at any time of the year once admission is granted

GENERAL MINIMUM ADMISSION QUALIFICATIONS

Master Degree by Coursework and Dissertation

  1. A candidate shall either hold an undergraduate degree with GPA of at least 2.7 of SUA or a qualification from an approved institution of higher learning with a GPA of 2.7.
     
  2. Candidates who hold unclassified degrees (e.g. BVM) should have an average of B grade in the subject of intended Master’s degree.
     
  3. Candidates with Pass degree will be considered for admission if their undergraduate performance in the proposed subject of study was a B grade average or above.
     
  4. Candidates with Pass degree will also be considered for admission if they have satisfied the relevant College/School Postgraduate Studies Committees that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive fieldwork/research experience of at least three years and/or additional professional development courses of duration of at least three months.
     
  5. With the exception of the MPVM and MBA (Agribusiness) degree programmes which are one year and one and half years, respectively, all other Master degree programmes are tenable for two years for full-time students and three years for part-time students. In the case of full-time students, the first year is dedicated for coursework, while the second year is for research and dissertation writing.

Master Degree by Research and Thesis

  1. A candidate shall either hold an undergraduate degree with GPA of at least 3.5 of SUA or a qualification from an approved institution of higher learning with a GPA of 3.5. OR
  2. Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7 and research experience of at least three years. An applicant will be considered to have acquired research experience when he/she has published at least one paper in SUA recognized journals or one paper in conference proceedings or has attended training on grant proposal writing or research methodology or data analysis.

PhD programmes by Coursework and Dissertation

A candidate shall have Master degree from recognised higher learning institutions with GPA of at least 2.7.
PhD programmes by Research and Thesis
A candidate shall have:

  1. Master degree of SUA or other higher learning institutions with GPA of at least 3.5 OR average grade of B+ for unclassified master degrees;
    OR
  2. Master degree by Research and Thesis;
    OR
  3. Master of Philosophy in relevant discipline.

MODE OF APPLICATION AND PAYMENT

Candidates can apply for admission into SUA degree programmes through either of the two options:

  1. Application forms can be downloaded from our website:
    http://www.sua.ac.tz/postgraduate-application-forms. Application forms can also be requested from the Director’s Office through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Such dully-filled forms can be mailed to the undersigned together with evidence of payment of Tanzanian Shillings TZS 50,000/= or US$ 20 for international students as application fee (normal application submitted by 30th June, 2020) or TZS 80,000/= or US$50 for international students (for all late applications submitted after 30th September, 2020).
     
  2. Online application through http://suasis.sua.ac.tz:9092/index.php/welcome . Make sure that all relevant academic and financial documents are attached before final submission is made.

PAYMENTS

For Tanzanians payments should be made through;

Account Holder:  SUA Internal Revenue TZS collection
Account Number: 0150379806700
Bank Name: CRDB Bank plc
Branch: Morogoro
Swiftcode: CORUTZTZXXX

For Foreigners payments should be made through;

Account Holder: SUA Internal Revenue USD collection
Account Number: 026105002248
Bank Name:  NBC Bank Ltd
Branch:  Morogoro
Swiftcode: NLCBTZTX

N.B: Be reminded to fill a CONTROL NUMBER in banker’s TISS /SWIFT application form

DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS

The deadline for applications are scheduled as follows:
a) Normal application without penalty: before 30th June 2020
b) Late Application with penalty: 30th September 2020 onwards

In all programmes, females applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

For further information, please contact:
The Director,
Directorate of Postgraduate Studies, Research, Technology Transfer and Consultancy
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3151, Chuo Kikuu,
Morogoro, Tanzania.
Telephone:+255 023-2640013,
Fax: +255 023 2640013
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.dprtc.sua.ac.tz/
Twitter: @DPRTC_SUA

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: MIZENGO PINDA CAMPUS-KATAVI & SUA MAIN CAMPUS-MOROGORO

The Management of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) invites suitable qualified Tanzanians to apply for positions of Assistant Lecturers and Tutorial Assistants. All applications should be addressed to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration and Finance), P.O. Box 3000, CHUO KIKUU, MOROGORO two weeks from the date of this advertisement.

The application letters should indicate names and addresses of three referees, together with a signed and updated Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of certificates and transcripts i.e. Form IV and Form VI or Certificates, Diploma, Bachelor, Masters, Birth Certificate, and other relevant credentials. NOTE that for those who studied abroad, TCU Verification must be attached to the application.

1.0 Position: Assistant Lecturer (4 Posts)

QUALIFICATION

1.1 Discipline of Bee Resources Management (2 posts) for applicants in in possession of a Masters of Science degree in Beekeeping/ Entomology or their equivalents, with a minimum GPA of 4.0 out of 5.0; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Entomology/ Beekeeping/ Zoology / Forestry, having a minimum GPA of 3.8. Candidates with a Diploma in Beekeeping will have an added advantage.


1.2 Discipline of Crop Protection (1 post) for applicants in possession of Bsc. Agriculture/Horticulture/Agronomy with GPA of 3.8, Msc. Crop Science/Agriculture with specialization in Crop Protection and a minimum GPA of 4.0, with minimum score of B+ in relevant subjects.


1.3 Discipline of Database Management/Web programming/Software Engineering (1 post)  for applicants in possession of a Bachelor degree in Informatics/Computer Science/Information Technology or related fields with a minimum GPA of 3.8 and Masters degree in Informatics/Computer Science/Information Technology or related field from a recognized Institution with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To undergo an induction course in pedagogic skills for those who had none before;
  2. To carry out lectures, conduct tutorials, seminars and practicals for undergraduate programmes;
  3. To prepare and present case studies;
  4. To conduct and publish/disseminate research results;
  5. To recognize students having difficulties, intervene and provide help and support;
  6. To participate in consultancies and community services under supervision;
  7. To attend workshops, conferences and symposia; and
  8. To perform other related duties that may be assigned by the relevant authorities.

Age: Not above 45 years of age.

Remuneration: As per Treasury Registrar’s Circular No. 7of 2015, which is applicable at the moment.

2.0    Position: Tutorial Assistants (11 Posts)

QUALIFICATION

2.1 Discipline of Bee Resources Management for applicants in possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Beekeeping, having a minimum GPA of 3.8.

2.2 Discipline of Bio-processing Engineering for applicants in possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Beekeeping Engineering/ Food Science, having a minimum GPA of 3.8.

2.3 Discipline of Horticulture for applicants in possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Bsc. Agriculture/Horticulture having a minimum GPA of 3.8 with minimum score of B+ in relevant subjects.  

2.4 Discipline of Agronomy for applicants in possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy/Agriculture having a minimum GPA of 3.8 with minimum score of B+ in relevant subjects.

2.5 Discipline of Plant Breeding / Crop Improvement for applicants in possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture/Agronomy/Horticulture having a minimum GPA of 3.8 with minimum score of B+ in relevant subjects.

2.6 Discipline of Database Management/Web programming/Software Engineering for applicants in possession of Bachelor Degree in Informatics/Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Technology/ Computer Engineering or related fields from recognized Institution with a minimum GPA of 3.8.

2.7 Discipline of Electronic/Computer Networking/Telecommunications for applicants in possession of Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering or related fields from recognized Institution with a minimum GPA of 3.8.

2.8 Discipline of Animal Science for applicants in possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science having a minimum GPA of 3.8 and at least a score of B+ in Animal Nutrition courses.

2.9 Discipline of Wildlife Management for applicants in possession of a Bachelor degree in Wildlife Management / Zoology, having a minimum GPA of 3.8.

2.10 Discipline of Tourism for applicants in possession of a Bachelor degree in Tourism/ Wildlife Management and Tourism, having a minimum GPA of 3.8.

2.11 Discipline of Veterinary Medicine for applicants in possession of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) degree with an average of B+. In addition, one must have scored at least B+ in veterinary related subjects.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. This is a training post; the staff is required to undergo a Master’s Degree training programme;
  2. Undergo an induction course in pedagogic skills for those who had none before;
  3. Understudy senior members, including attending lectures and seminars, tutorials and practical training;
  4. Conduct tutorials, seminars and practicals;
  5. Assist in research, consultancy and outreach activities;
  6. Perform other related duties that may be assigned by the relevant authorities.

Age: Not above 35 years of age.

Remuneration: As per Treasury Registrar’s Circular No. 7of 2015, which is applicable at the moment.

SUA MAIN CAMPUS - MOROGORO

1.0 Position: Assistant Lecturer (1 Post)

QUALIFICATION

1.1 Discipline of Medical Laboratory Sciences for applicants in possession of Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences / Medical Microbiology or equivalent (with at least a GPA of 4.0 out of 5.0) and Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences / Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Technology or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 3.8 or an average of B+ for unclassified degrees such as that of  medical graduates.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To undergo an induction course in pedagogic skills for those who had none before;
  2. To carry out lectures, conduct tutorials, seminars and practicals for undergraduate programmes;
  3. To prepare and present case studies;
  4. To conduct and publish/disseminate research results;
  5. To recognize students having difficulties, intervene and provide help and support;
  6. To participate in consultancies and community services under supervision;
  7. To attend workshops, conferences and symposia; and
  8. To perform other related duties that may be assigned by the relevant authorities.

Age: Not above 45 years of age.

Remuneration: As per Treasury Registrar’s Circular No. 7of 2015, which is applicable at the moment.

PLEASE NOTE:-

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted through their addresses/e-mail and/or telephone.
  • Women are encouraged to apply.
  • Public Servants interested to apply for the positions are guided to route their applications through their current employers, otherwise your request will not be considered.
  • During application the applicant should state the POSITION and DISCIPLINE one is vying for on the application letter.

Congratulations to Dr. Ibrahim Hashim for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis viva on 4th March 2020 titled; Rice blast disease caused by Pyricularia oryzae Cav.: incidence, severity, genotype reaction, and management in upland rice in selected regions in Tanzania.

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                           Dr.Ibrahim Hashim (Ph.D.) after VIVA defense

We are super proud of you for your achievement. It is a huge accomplishment that requires a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication. Your perseverance over the years has finally paid off. We wish you all the best as you embark on a new and exciting chapter in your life.

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       A group photo of members of the examination panel and the candidate before the examination.

After successfully thesis viva examination defense Dr. Ibrahim Hashim said “It is amazing to see how much knowledge and skills I acquired during the three years I spent in this Ph.D. program at DCSH, SUA. My research journey was very challenging but at the same time, it was very exciting. I am grateful to my research supervisors Prof.D.P.MAMIRO and Prof.R.B.MABAGALA for their encouragement and support in this work. It was a golden opportunity to interact and learn from different experts in various disciplines at DCSH. For current and prospective postgraduate students I encourage them to work hard and focus to achieve what they want.

 

 

 "Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning."

-- Robert Kiyosaki

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It is examination time!

We wish you all the best in your coming examinations. We hope and pray for your success at this important moment in your college life.

Remember to abide by the rules, regulations, and laws set by the University for examinations and due to different venue allocation for the same course, it is advised to be around the examination venue at least 40 minutes before the time of the exam. All staff at DCSH are wishing you all the best, success and prosperity.

Below find the attached examination timetable for Bsc. Agriculture general and Horticulture 1-3 year, confirm the venue and time; be punctual. 

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AGC YEAR 2

AGC YEAR 3 

HORT YEAR 1

HORT YEAR 2

HORT YEAR 3

"Exams test your memory, life tests your learning; others will test your patience".

Fennel Hudson

 

On the 18th to 20th December 2019 B.Sc. Agriculture general and Horticulture third-year students paid a visit to Vianzi organic center owned by Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT), Morogoro. We are grateful to SAT for hosting our students and allow them to learn and observe some sustainable /organic agriculture practices. The collaboration between SAT and the Department of Crop Science and Horticulture has become very vital in our Department for a long time through various activities such as allowing students to visit their farms, conduct field practicals, sponsoring research projects and provide employment.
Upon field visit students were actively engaged in activities, discussion and questions in order to increase their knowledge in organic farming. SAT director Ms. Janeth Maro hosted students at Vianzi center and she appreciated their participation throughout the training and she encouraged them to be the ambassadors of sustainable agriculture. Students agreed that the study tour was very useful and recommended that other students should visit the place so as to learn and gain new experience.

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SAT director Ms.Janeth Maro explaining some organic concepts to students at Vianzi organic center.

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“TELL ME AND I FORGET. TEACH ME AND I REMEMBER. INVOLVE ME AND I LEARN.” –BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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