A.J.P. Tarimo

NAME:  Akwilin Joseph Peter Tarimo
ACADEMIC RANK: Professor
EDUCATION: BSc Agriculture (SUA); MSc Plant Science (UBC); PhD (QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY); POST DOC DIPLOMA (WYE COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON)
SPECIALIZATION:
Agronomy (Crop/plant Physiology) 
RESEARCH INTEREST: Physiology and Agronomy of annual and perennial crops
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BIOGRAPHY
Akwilin Joseph Tarimo (PhD) is an Associate Professor in Agronomy and Crop Physiology. He teaches plant physiology, crop physiology, principles of agronomy, perennial crops and annual crops. His research involvement includes projects on Farming Systems Research (FSR) in Tanzania particularly the development and sustainability of the Ingolu (Ngoro) farming system of the Matengo people of Mbinga district; adapting agricultural technologies to the farming communities in the Eastern and Southern Highlands zones through TARPII SUA and PANTIL Projects; and responses of crops to environmental factors (aerial and soil environments).

Prof. Tarimo’s current research focus is on Ecology and Management of Field Crops, particularly on aspects of Biology and control of Mastomys natalensis in maize field; response of sugarcane to different rates of nitrogen; and, control of cotton pests through identification of appropriate insecticides and their rate and time of application to avoid plant resistance. He has published more than 30 articles in peer reviewed journals, one book chapter and several (>100) conference papers, extension materials and consultancies. Prof. Tarimo served as a founding member of the Board of Tobacco Research Institute of Tanzania (TORITA).

He is also member of the Japanese Sago Palm Society. Prof. Tarimo introduced Sago palm (Metroxylon sagu) to SUA and thus, to Africa for the first time through assistance of the Japanese Sago Palm Foundation in Kyoto. He also served as Associate Director of the SUA Centre for Sustainable Rural Development and Head of the Biological Sciences Section of the Centre. He has been the Leader of the Agronomy Section of the Department of Crop Science and Horticulture for several years since 1993.