Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania

Green Resources Innovations For Livelihood Improvement

The proposed collaborative project titled “Green Resources Innovations for Livelihood Improvement (GRILI)’ will be carried out in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania and Manyara region where Synadenium glaucescens, and Commiphora swynnertonii are f ... First-year report While the outcomes are not yet realized the results for specific objectives are: reconnaissance survey and the Inception meeting done involving 8 GRPs value chain actors and 7 stakeholders. 4 PhD students recruited on the areas ...

Agricultural Investors as Development Actors? (AIDA)

Like agricultural investors from other non-African countries, Danish farmers and institutional investors are increasingly attracted by the invitations extended by African governments to invest in agriculture as well as by the encouragement they recei ... Midterm report 2018: AIDA has established an overview of Danish agricultural investments in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the associated investors. Close to 100 investments, involving more than 150 Danish investors, have been identified. On this ...

The Timber Rush: Private Forestry in Village Land

A little known timber rush is going on in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania primarily driven by domestic investments. Recent reports and government project documents estimate that private forest plantations are increasing fast and that the large pr ... Midterm report 2018: Objective 1:
Two PhD students enrolled in PhD studies at SUA and UoC Fieldwork completed and researchers have published articles and are still working on other manuscripts for publication
Output # 1

Rural-Urban Transformation (RUT): Governance, Mobility, and Economic Dynamics, in Emerging Urban Centres for Poverty Reduction

Since 2000s there has been a growing concern in issues of urbanization and urban poverty. The focus has been on rapid urbanization from rural - urban migration and resulting urban poverty. This extension phase is necessary to inform policy as well a ... Mid-term report: Data collected from all four sites were discussed during a partnership meeting in Morogoro. Data files were shared and guided subsequent studies. Both institutional and non-institutional factors contribute into the timeframe ...

Innovations and Markets for Lake Victoria Fisheries (IMLAF)

The proposed project titled “Innovations and Markets for Lake Victoria Fisheries” (IMLAF) will be carried out in the Lake Victoria basin of Tanzania. Its main objective is to catalyze socio-economic growth through expansion of markets for Nile perch ... Midterm report 2017: a)There is high level of income inequalities between processors and traders; imperfect competitive market, market is less efficient; existing business model is the advance financing through social capital; main processing ...

Organic Cotton for Employment, Growth and Environment?

We will assess the potential of organic cotton production to improve the livelihoods of millions of poor households in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). These households depend on production, trading, or processing of cotton but are at risk of losing their ... Midterm report 2017: We have collected experimental data on yields, environmental impacts and profitability of different cotton production methods and the results are analysed in several working papers in preparation for publication in scient ...

Science and Power in Participatory Forestry (SCIFOR)

With the purposes of improving forest conservation as well as rural peoples’ livelihoods in less developed countries, local communities are increasingly becoming involved in managing forests. Yet, evidence that these purposes are met is scarce, and ... Project Completion Report: SCIFOR examines the justifications, motivations, and role in practical forest management of scientific forestry principles as it unfolds in educative institutions, bureaucracies, and communities and forests – focusi ...

Productivity and Growth in Organic Value-chains (ProGrOV)

The growing organic sector is an example of private/market led development. The rationale for the project is that organic agriculture has the potential to improve yields and natural resource management and link farmers to high value markets for impr ... Project completion report:
ProGrOV has strengthened the research-based knowledge for supporting increased productivity and sustainable growth in organic production and value chains, and built capacity for future development of organic agric ...

Urban and Peri-urban Livestock Farming in Tanzania and Environmental and Health Challenges

Urban and peri-urban livestock farming pose immense threat to public health, environment, animal health and welfare. The pilot phase provided significant findings, however, some impact-bearing tasks have not been accomplished in the pilot phase. ... Project completion report: Mitigation studies have shown that number of harmful bacteria can be reduced in manure by simply piling up in air and in four weeks manure is safe to touch. This was proved by using bacteria found in manure. Another ...

Building Stronger Universities II – SUA

Objectives: The long-term ambition and overall objective of the collaboration between Sokoine Agricultural University (SUA) and the consortium of Danish Universities (CDU) is to assist upgrading of SUA to a university with worldwide reputatio ...

Safe Water for Food (SaWaFo)

Production of foods requires water and climate changes will further aggrevate the problems with limited fresh water resources in many African countries. Agriculture in the future will depend on the use of low quality water for irrigation, in particu ... Project Completion Report: The project had a total of seven objectives. Output of the research were student thesis and publications. The outcomes are likely to include improved agricultural practices and formulation of policy to ensure the pr ...

Securing rural livelihoods through improved smallholder pig production in Mozambique and Tanzania (SLIPP)

The SLIPP project aims to improve community food security in Mozambique and Tanzania by fostering optimal smallholder pig production model systems. The project is an extension of previous Danish-funded projects in the two countries which informed th ... Project completion report: Food safety and security is challenging in rural areas of south-eastern Africa particularly when it comes to good quality protein. There has been an increase in pig production by smallholder farmers in Angónia distr ...

Growing Innovative Entrepreneurs through Action Research in the Agribusiness Value Chains in Tanzania

This project focuses on creation of  innovative and growth oriented entrepreneurs in the processing and distribution of dried fruits and vegetables to contribute to both, reduction of  post harvest losses and creation of more employment av ... Project completion report: Scientific output: we envisaged to publish a minimum of five scholarly article in various areas. These were the publications activity 2016:

1. Mongi, R.J., Ndabikunze, B.K., Wicklund, T., Chove, L.M., ...

Increasing value of African mango and cashew production

Cashew and mango are high value crops ideal for export and important commodities in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Yet production is severely affected by pests reducing yields and quality. Benin, for example, lost 42% of its mango value to fruit flies in ... Project Completion Report: The results will be presented in relation to project objectives as required by DFC in mail from Bente Ilsøe on behalf of Research á 10. April 2014. Objectives are numbered.

1. Sixteen scientific paper ...

Rural-Urban Complementarities for the Reduction of Poverty (RUCROP): Identifying the Contribution of Savings and Credit Facilities

People increasingly organize their livelihood activities and strategies by straddling rural and urban locations. Personal, institutional and organizational links are established and enhanced across space which provides rural and urban living to comp ... Completion Report - Summary: RUCROP explored the role of rural-urban complementarities in reducing poverty and provides important insights into the complex and diverse transformation processes from being rural villages to becoming emerging ur ...

Income Generation through Market Access and Improved Feed Utilization: Production of Quality Beef and Goat Meat (IGMAFU-Meat)

The objective of the project is to improve the research capacity within livestock production at Makerere University, Uganda and Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania, - and at University of Aarhus and University of Copenhagen, Denmark. This is ... Completion Report - Summary:
The following results have been communicated to both the local advisors and the
international audience by meetings, articles pamphlets and film and the documentation can be found at the IGMAFU-meat homepa ...

Agribusiness entrepreneurship in Tanzania

Donor agencies and developing country governments have started to target agroindustry private sector development and agribusiness. Entrepreneurship, innovation, and change have become major imperatives for enhancing sector performance and stimulatin ... Completion report - Summary: Although entrepreneurship has started to receive much support, very few entrepreneurs manage to successfully grow their organizations. This project supported a PhD study to empirically investigate this problem by ...

Exploiting African Seed Treatment Technology

Sorghum grown from farm saved seeds is a major crop in the drought-threatened region of Sahel. A recent small scale study made by the applicant institutions in Burkina Faso hasdocumented >25% increase in sorghum grain yield by treating farm-saved ... Project Completion Report: 1) We have had been able to show that the use of a simple plant extract for seed treatment of a stable crop, Sorghum, in Burkina Faso has a positive effect on yield (17% on average). This yield  increase is com ...

Development of Enterprise in Solar Drying of Fruits and Vegetables for Employment Creation

Enterprise development in food processing with support from science base in food science and technology, nutrition and business management. Overall objective is to fill the knowledge gap on how to develop successful entrepreneurs in the food chain i ... Project Completion Report - Summary: The project managed to identify appropriate drying technologies for fruit, vegetable, spices, root and tubers. it established a practical training ans research centre for food drying, product development a ...

Transforming smallholder livestock farms into profitable enterprises (Acronym: Livestock Enterprises).

Smallholder livestock is a potential driver of economic growth in Tanzania. This is recognized in the National Strategy for Livestock Development, the National Strategy for Growth and Poverty Reduction and the Business Sector Support Program. Based ... Project Completion Report: Livestock is a resource for development in Tanzania, however, depending on transition from subsistence farming into more commercially orientated farms. This project has build research capacity in Tanzania in areas o ...

Opportunities and challenges in peri-urban livestock farming in Tanzania

The main goal of the proposed project is to build research capacity in areas needed to improve and modernize peri-urban farm production and make it more efficient and profitable with a view to eradicate poverty and promote the health and welfare of ... Project Completion Report - Summary: The project provided significant findings on the existence of pathogenic bacteria, problems related to animal waste disposal, problems related to animal feed quality control and prevalence of diseases of e ...

Monitoring the Environment of Mount Kilimanjaro region and its association with Climatic Changes

This project will investigate environmental changes in the Kilimanjaro region. The main objectives of this research will involve activities in the area of Atmospheric circulation and meteorological information recording, downscaling of models for th ... Project Completion Report - Summary: The public need to understand that results indicate that melting of glacier continue and will continue to affect the Kilimanjaro glacier. This is due to the fact that weather condition indicates variation ...