Tanzania

Agriculture is the main stay of the Tanzanian economy. It contributes more than 25% of GDP and 30% of export earnings. The agriculture sector provides employment to about 75% of the total labour force out of which 56% are women.

 

 

Agricultural extension services have been decentralized in order to have them well nested at the lowest level of government machinery. This is expected to make the services cost-effective and responsive to farmers' needs, while demanding accountability from extension staff and other collaborators. Nevertheless the major problem impeding the effectiveness of agricultural extension services in Tanzania is the low level of training of a large number of extension staff. Even if the government is involving private sectors in extension service provision the role of extension staff development remains a responsibility of central government.

 

The SAFE Program in Tanzania was started at Sokoine University in 1998. The purpose of the program is to contribute towards the agricultural and rural development efforts of Tanzania through the production of qualified human resource in the field of agricultural extension required to raise agricultural production and productivity of the country.

 

 

  Male Female Total  
Graduated 722 233 955  
Current 102 42 144  
Total 824 275 1099  


More than 950 mid-career students graduated in Tanzania since the inception of the program at Sokoine University of Agriculture in 1998, while more than 140 students are currently enrolled at Sokoine University. In addition , nine (9) candidates have been benifited from the SAFE scholarship in Tanzania.


Students who received scholarship award in Tanzania are listed below.

 

SN Name Sex Institution Degree Duration Completion
1 Merius Nzalawhe Male Sokoine, Tanzania B.Sc 1993 1997
2 Paul B. Kessy Male Sokoine, Tanzania B.Sc 1993 1997
3 Oscar M.Mphile  Male Sokoine, Tanzania B.Sc 1992 1995
4 Victor Kaiza Male Sokoine, Tanzania B.Sc 1993 1997
5 A.H. Urio Male Sokoine, Tanzania B.Sc 1993 1995
6 F.B.N. Machumu Male Sokoine, Tanzania B.Sc 1993 1995
7 Leonard Mtama Male Sokoine, Tanzania M.Sc 1997 1996
8 Eliza Bwana Female Sokoine, Tanzania M.Sc 1997 1996
9 Jellie Mbenga Kipala Male Sokoine, Tanzania M.Sc 1997 1999

 

Read more about the SAFE program at 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.
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  • “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.

 

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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