Sokoine University, Tanzania

 

 

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. In 1984, the Faculty was elevated to a fully fledged university and renamed as Sokoine University.

The purpose of the SAFE program at Sokoine University is to contribute towards the agricultural development efforts of Tanzania through the production of qualified human resource in the field of agricultural extension required to raise agricultural production and productivity.


The Mid-career B.Sc. degree program at Sokoine University has made contribution to the agricultural sector principally through upgrading the technical and human relations skills of experienced Mid-career extension staff working with the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Bureaus of Agriculture and Non-governmental organizations engaged in agricultural and rural development. Sokoine University has a huge potential to train mid-career professionals in Tanzania.


In 2011, Sokoine University has launched a B.Sc. degree in “Applied Agricultural Extension” program solely for mid-career extension professionals. This is a very good outcome as it took long to convince the university to have a separate program for mid-career extension agents.

 

The demand for the program is very high and it is anticipated that the planned distance/part time version of the program will help address the issue of high demand. This is true for all program countries.

 

Sokoine has now launched the distance learning program in order to respond to the high demand of the mid-career program in the country. The Department of Extension Education at Sokoine has completed a value chain-oriented training needs survey in 2012. Following this survey, the curriculum has been revised to include a strong component of value addition.

 

  Male Female Total
Graduated 690 216 911
Current  32  12  44
Total 722 233 955
 
 

Since 1998, a totally of 955 mid-career students enrolled in to the program. The 15th batch (19 students) successfully completed in November 2015. Currently, 44 students are enrolled at Sokoine University.

 

Statistics of students at Sokoine University, as of September 2016, is tabulated below:

 
Intake Year Male Female Total Remarks
1 Oct. 1998 7 5 12 Graduated in November 2001
2 Oct. 1999 31 5 36 Graduated in November 2002
3 Oct. 2000 38 6 44 Graduated in November 2003
4 Aug. 2001 32 7 39 Graduated in November 2004
5 Aug. 2002 38 14 52 Graduated in November 2005
6 Aug. 2003 36 14 50 Graduated in November 2006
7 Aug. 2004 47 10 57 Graduated in November 2007
8 Aug. 2005 49 14 63 Graduated in November 2008
9 Aug. 2006 51 11 62 Graduated in November 2009
10 Aug. 2007 54 27 81 Graduated in November 2010
11 Aug. 2008 91 15 106 Graduated in November 2011
12 Aug. 2009 83 38 121 Graduated in November 2012
13 Nov. 2010 84 30 114 Graduated in November 2013
14 Nov. 2011 35 20 55 Graduated in November 2014
15 Jul. 2013 14 5 19 Graduated in November 2015
16 2014 32 12 44
  Total 722 233 955


>>> Read more about Sokoine University







Voices from the Field

  • Empowering Groups with Special Needs in Ethiopia. More
  • SAFE program helping communities engage in value-chain oriented, improved agricultural practices. More
  • “SAFE`s part in my life has been immense”, Coulibaly K. Mallé. More
  • “No better time than now to thank SAFE”, Mesele Yilma, More
  • “When knowledge empowers you, challenges are not problems”, Patience Kantomah, SAFE mid-career student at Bayero University, Nigeria.More
  • "My dream to educate my children has come true", George Mutebe, Uganda.
    More
  • “My thanks are enormous for Sasakawa`s intervention”, Misaye Mitiku, Ethiopia. More
  • “The reason why our cooperative is a primary model cooperative is because of Sasakawa`s intervention”, Tike Fekade, Ethiopia. More
  • “We realized crop failure is farmers’ failure”, Muhammmad Yaro, Nigeria. More

Vision 2020

Effective extension delivery systems in Sub-Saharan Africa that are based on farmer needs and demands along the entire agricultural value chain, with a special focus on smallholder farmers, most of whom are women.

SAFE Mission

Strengthening agricultural education institutions in sub-Saharan Africa to provide demand driven, value chain oriented, training for mid-career agricultural advisory workers.

 

Read More ....

Publications

  • Feeding The Future: Special SAFE Anniversary Edition - 2013Download
  • Progrees Report of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education: 2011-2012 Download
  • Proceedings of the 2006 SAFE Regional Networking Workshop - Tanzania Download
  • Proccedings of the 2008 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Nigeria Download
  • Proccedings of the 2009 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Ethiopia Download
  • Proccedings of the 2010 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Ghana Download
  • Proccedings of the 2011 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Malawi Download
  • Proccedings of the 2012 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Benin
    [French] Download
  • Proccedings of the 2012 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Benin
    [English] Download
  • Proccedings of the 2013 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Tanzania Download
  • Proccedings of the 2014 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Mali Download
  • Proccedings of the 2015 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Uganda Download
  • A Case Study on Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Programs in Ghana - 2007Download
  • Impact Assessment of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Program in Ghana - 2007 Download
  • A Case Study on Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Programs in Ghana - 2008 Download
  • Impact Assessment of the B.Sc. Program for Mid Career Extension Professionals at Haramaya University, Ethiopia- 2010Download
  • Assessment of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education's Training Program at Alemaya University, Ethiopia - 2005Download
  • Assessment of the SAFE Program in Mali with Special Focus on SEPs - PhD Dissertation - 2010Download
  • Évaluation du programme de Maîtrise en Vulgarisation Agricole - IPR/IFRA [Mali] - 2010 Download