On Friday, 22nd November 2019, at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Square hall in Mazimbu, Morogoro, the Chancellor of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) Hon. Joseph Sinde Warioba conferred PhDs, Masters degrees, Bachelor degrees, Diploma and Certificate qualifications to the 2018/2019 year graduands.
Among the graduands were from School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies (SAEBS) were Confered PhD, Masters,and Bachelor degree.
Chancellor of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) Hon. Joseph Sinde Warioba (Left) conferring PhD awards to one of graduate during 35th SUA graduation Ceremony
Out of 2876 graduates, the graduands from School of Agricultural Economics, 3 students received Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree 7 students received degree in Msc Agricultural Economics 9 Students received degree in MBA Agribusiness 18 students Msc Agricultural and Applied Economics received their degree 238 students Received their degree ,Bsc in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (AEA)
The 11th AGREST conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) is taking place today 13th till 15th of November 2019 at St. Gasper Conference Centre in Dodoma. The theme of the conference is THE FOUTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: IMPLICATIONS FOR AGRICULTURAL AND AGRO PROCESSING DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA.
The Guest of Honour, Excellence Hussein Mohamedi Bashe (Mp) Deputy Minister Ministry of Agriculture officiated the conference
The chairperson Dr. Elibariki Msuya take the opportunity to officially welcome all to the 11th Agricultural Economics Society of Tanzania (AGREST) Scientific Conference and Annual General meeting. And he says this time again (as was case for the last conference) it is being held here in Dodoma, the effective capital of the country after the recent decision of the President to move to Dodoma. I am glad to say that we are happy to be able to hold two consecutive conferences. Last conference attracted 24 scientific paper and about 40 participants. I wish to record especially the initiatives from staff of the School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies (SAEBS) of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), which made this year’s conference possible.
The Chairperson continue to say membership to AGREST is open to all persons having interest in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness.
Speaking at the opening speech hon. Hussein Mohamedi Bashe (Mp) Deputy Minister Ministry of Agriculture says the theme “The 4th Industrial Revolution: Implications for Agricultural and Agro-Processing Development in Africa”. Is very timely to the country’s aspiration of attaining the middle-income economy by 2025 under the current administration led by H.E. President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli.
As we all know, like in many other parts of Africa, agriculture is an imperative sector to Tanzania’s economic growth and development. Since independence, the government has in various ways been providing a special attention in developing the sector. For example, the government is currently implementing a five – year second phase of the Agricultural Sector Development Programme (ASDP II). This is the roadmap for the agricultural sector development for the next 5 years.
Hon. Hussein Mohamedi Bashe (Mp) Continue to says that history tells us that the industrial revolution paradigm has gone through four phases hitherto. While the first three phases where driven by steam and water energy, electricity, and ICT respectively, the fourth phase is driven by technological innovations such as automation and chemical manufacturing.
The fourth industrial revolution calls for agricultural transformation from traditional farming to agro-processing, value addition and manufacturing to meet the fast growing global food demand. Such transformation however, should go parallel with the development of other sectors of the economy such as energy, education, infrastructure and trade. The current government is very much into making sure agricultural transformation is interwoven with other sectors of the economy. Apparently, the government is constructing an exemplary hydroelectric power-generating dam on which the agriculture sector will largely leverage. The government is also constructing standard gauge railway that has a direct bearing on agricultural distributive efficiency.
Hon. Hussein Mohamedi Bashe (Mp) Deputy Minister Ministry of Agriculture at the end of the speech says that, I therefore believe you will do justice to science and practice as you critically discuss the submitted papers It is my hope that this conference will come up with relevant recommendations to help the government make informed decisions and polices. I assure you that the Ministry of Agriculture will continue to closely working and valuing your research contribution to the development of the nation’s economy.
On 7th of November 2019 a welcome note was provided by Dr. Z. Mpenda on Behalf of the Dean of School to the students of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness and congratulate them, for choosing to study the course of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (AEA) and assured them they will gain important skills ,that will help them in their future there after coordinator of the school explaining the various rules and regulation on academic matters together with the instructors they advise the students to be respective and more focus on their studies.
On Wednesday 30th October 2019, the Chairman of the Council of University of Dar Es Salaam (UDSM) Judge Damian Lubuva (Retired) visited Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA-School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies(SAEBS)) with the aim of learning and strengthening relationships and partnerships between the two institutions
At (SAEBS) they visited Youth Incubation Center which is collaborated with AIC PASS .
Youth who are under the incubator explain the activities which they are doing.
The Paper Development Workshop goal is to promote research dissemination through improving the quality of academic papers developed by postgraduate students, junior faculty members and researchers in Tanzania and Africa. Each participant will be required to submit paper(s) which will be critically reviewed by a senior scholar with experience of publishing in good academic journals and participant will get feedback on the work on one-to-one basis.
The 11th scientific conference and annual general meeting will be held on 13-15 November 2019 at St Gasper’s Conference Centre in Dodoma ,with the theme “The fourth Industrial Revolution: Implication for Agricultural and Agro-processing Development in Africa”.
SAEBS was well represented in this year’s Nanenane Agricultural exhibitions which was held both at Nyakabindi grounds, in Simiyu Region and Mwl. Nyerere grounds in Morogoro region. SAEBS displayed various processed and value added food products produced by agripreneurs from AGRIBUSINESS INCUBATION CENTRE, SUGECO and other SAEBS Alumni companies including KInshaga Food Products and Shambani Milk. The booth also provided information about degree programs offered to new students who want to join in 2019/2020 academic year and short courses offered to the general public through AB CONSULT.
The exhibitions was officially opened by the Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Samia Suluhu Hassan on 1st August 2019. The Vice president also launched Government’s 10-year post-harvest strategy that will seek to address postharvest losses of major crops in the country.
The theme for this year’s event which reached its peak on August 8, 2019 is "Agriculture, Pastoralism and Fisheries for Economic Growth "
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