A public University in East-Central Tanzania, leader in research.
Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) is a public University located in East Central Tanzania which focuses on Agriculture and aligned Sciences and promotes development in Agriculture, natural resources and allied sectors through training, research and delivery of services to the public. The history of Sokoine University of Agriculture dates back to 1965 when it started as an Agricultural College offering diploma training in the discipline of agriculture. After the dissolution of the University of East Africa and the consequent establishment of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) in July 1970, the College was transformed into a Faculty of Agriculture of University of Dar Es Salaam (UDSM) and thereby started offering Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. In 1974, the Division of Forestry was established and hence the faculty was named Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. The introduction of Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1976 and the establishment of the Division of Veterinary Science, the Faculty was re-named “Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Sciences” and then transformed into a full-fledged University in 1984 and became known as Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA).
The University has five campuses namely, Edward Moringe Campus (2,376 ha) and Solomon Mahlangu Campus (1,050 ha) both located in Morogoro, Olmotonyi Campus (840 ha) in Arusha, Mazumbai Campus (320 ha) in Tanga Region, Mizengo Pinda Campus in Katavi Region (64 ha) and Tunduru Campus (509 ha) in Ruvuma Region. In addition, SUA has sites for students’ field practice in Mbinga, Ruvuma Region; Mgeta (Nyandira), Morning side and Kitulanghalo Forest in Morogoro Region.
The Department of Ecosystems and Conservation is one of the six departments in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism. The Department was formed in July 1984 as a Department of Forestry Biology following the establishment of SUA. The name changed to the Department of Ecosystems and Conservation to accommodate emerging issues and growing expertise in July 2017.
Academic staff in the Department are involved in the teaching of eight undergraduate degree programs (BSc. Forestry, BSc. Wildlife Management, BSc. Bee Resources Management, BSc. Rangeland Management, BSc. Agronomy, BSc. Horticulture, BSc. Aquaculture, BSc. Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering) and six postgraduate degree programs (MSc. Forestry, MSc. Agroforestry, MSc. Ecosystem Science and Management, MSc. Natural Resources and Environmental Management, and PhD in Forest Sciences).
Field practical training in some of these fields are conducted at the Colleges’ training facilities at Olmotonyi forest plantation, Mazumbai montane rainforest and Kitulanghalo miombo woodland. There is also a Forest Biology laboratory at the main campus for practical training and research.
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