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13th SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

Economists and Agricultural Stakeholders from various regions in the country have been asked to ensure that they conduct research that will be a catalyst for farmers in tandem with ensuring that the knowledge they have is accessible to farmers as well as involving the Government in various resolutions.

This was stated on December 01, 2021 by the Minister of State Office of the Second Vice President, Policy, Coordination and the House of Representatives of the Government of Zanzibar Dr. Khalid Salum Mohamed at the 13th three-day Conference of the Agricultural Economists Association in Morogoro Region

Dkt. Salum Mohamed said the main objective of the conference was to ensure that Tanzania's agriculture continues to be modern and commercial agriculture, which will benefit smallholder farmers but also be agriculture that will help accelerate economic growth in Tanzania.

He stressed that the most important thing is to provide the market for the farmer and later the farmer must produce produce at an acceptable level in the market but it is also his responsibility to increase production.

 

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"The biggest thing is to ensure that in order to bring commercial agriculture then the farmer instead of being a hand plowman with a child on his back should change and use modern concepts, better seeds but also have a system to use water for irrigation and produce more," he said. said Dr. Mohamed

For his part, the Secretary of the Tanzania Agricultural Economists Association Mr. Felix Adam Nandonde from College of Economics and Business Studies (COEBS) said at the conference 25 presentations will be presented from agricultural economists and various stakeholders who are researching or developing agriculture and its farmers as well.

He also said that in order to build and strengthen agriculture in the country, the important thing is to ensure that farmers are prepared with the right knowledge and have enough understanding.

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AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS SOCIETY OF TANZANIA 13th CONFERENCE 2021

Agricutlutal Economics and Society of Tanzania 13th Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held on 1st - 3rd December 2021 at  National  Carbon Monitoring Center Morogoro - SUA .The key note speaker will be Mr Monsiapile Kajimbwa the theme is MEETING AGRICULTURAL AND AGRIBUSINESS BEYOND VISION DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES 2025

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THE PAMOJA SIXTY CONFERENCE SERIES _ EXAMINING THE U.S-TANZANIA PARTNERSHIP THROUGHT THE DECADES

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TOPICS

1) HOW TANZANIAS HAVE BENEFITED FROM THE US-TANZANIA PARTNESHIP IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

2) CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR TANZANIA'S YOUTH IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

The US Ambassador to Tanzania Donald J Wright, said the United States will continue to strengthen cooperation with Tanzania in uplifting and strengthening the agricultural sector in partnership with Sokoine Agricultural University (SUA), through research, education and innovation. He said it in November 11, 2021 at the SUA multipurpose hall, when celebrating 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Tanzania and the United States, accompanied by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Sokoine Agricultural University (SUA) administration and finance Prof. Maulid Mwatawala representing the Vice Chancellor Prof. Raphael Chibunda, Mvomero District Commissioner Hon. Halima Okash on behalf of the Morogoro governor, as well as the executive director of REPOA Dr. Donald Mmari.

Ambassador Wright said over the past five years his government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had spent $ 200 million on the feed the future strategy, and cooperation between the two countries has benefited more than 700,000 farmers and other food producers. He added that in addition to the Feed The Future strategy, his government aims to contribute 20 percent to poverty reduction for Tanzania and other target countries over the next five years, adding that at that point President Joe Biden has approved a dollar budget. 5 billion of the program.

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Donald J. Wright gives out his opening remarks

The district head of Mvomero Hon. Halima Okash said the government needs to use experts from SUA to find solutions to the challenges facing Tanzanian farmers including crop diseases, pest infestations and climate change.

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Hon. Halima Okash, Mvomero DC (our guest of honor) "this is a timely gathering to dicsuss key isses on the future of the agriculture sector and how to unlock its potential in context of Tanzania-US relationsa and prvide policy recommendations for better future"

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Nearly 44% of Tanzania population are children below 15 years and 64% are below 24 years. This provides an opportunity for Tanzania to reap from demographic dividend . But these opportunities can be reaped only when investment in knowledge and skills transfer to high degment of the population is undertaken (Executive Director, REPOA - Mmari Donald)

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"If we  fail to modernize our agriculutre we will fail to attract young people into this sector" stated by Lucas Malebo

The Conference was attended by various stakeholders including Academicians, Reasearchers, Policy analyst, Government stakeholders, administrative staff from SUA and Students

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Prof Mdoe, panelist from College of Economics and Business Studies (CoEBS)

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Dr. Fulgence Mishili, conference moderator from College of Economics and Business Studies (CoEBS)

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Ms. Judith Valerian , conference moderator from College of Economics and Business Studies (CoEBS)

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PhD DEFENCE - STEPHEN ANISETH

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College of Economics and Business Studies (CoEBS) is pleased to inform you that Dr. Stephen Aniseth Nyaki who is a PhD student at CoEBS has successfully defended his PhD titled: The role of social networks in business developments, investment, and employment creation in Tanzania’s Emerging Urban Centres, sponsored by DANIDA through Rural Urban Transformation Project (RUT).

Dr. Stephen is a consultant in the field of Agriculture economics, Agribusiness, and human geography. He also works as a part-time lecturer at the College of Business Education (CBE), Dodoma Campus. He was enrolled as a PhD student at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in October 2015 in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies. Dr. Stephen is also a holder of MSc. Agricultural and Applied Economics, major in agricultural policy and international trade.

He was supervised by; Prof. Fredy T. Kilima (Moshi Cooperative University MOCU), Prof Marianne N. Larsen (University of Copenhagen, Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management, Human Geography Section) and Dr. Evelyne Lazaro (SUA-CoEBS, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness). The defence was held on Thursday, 11th November 2021 at CoEBS, board room with five panellists; Prof J.K Urassa (Chairperson, SUA), Prof Søren B. P. Kristensen (IGN, University of Copenhagen, external examiner), Dr. Evelyn A. Lazaro (Internal Examiner), Dr. Daniel Ndyetabula (Head of Department), and Dr. Nicetus Seluhinga (Appointee of the Dean). Prof Marianne Nylandsted Larsen from University of Copenhagen attended as an observer.

Summary of the Thesis

Emerging urban centres (EUCs) which are fast growing urban sections of small towns in rural areas of Tanzania, have been instrumental in facilitating business investment and employment creation as they act as centres for market of rural agricultural produce, manufacturing, business, and administration. High level of informal institutions has limited their performance and social networks which exist in form of kinship relations (family, friends, and relatives) have been central in accessing business investment and employment opportunities to rural and urban population who contemplate in non-farm sector. Using a mixed method, this study collected data from a sample of 459 and 296 businesses in Ilula and Madizini EUCs using a spatial random procedure to empirically evaluate the role of social networks on business performance, investment, and employment creation. Analysis of business embeddedness and brokerage depicted businesses involved in trading tomato and paddy, and wholesale businesses to be central and influential in transferring goods and business information horizontally between, and vertically across businesses within and outside the EUCs. The majority of EUC businesses, however, were small, informally operated, and not well integrated into the EUC social network. Formal institutions were also weak and performed no role in supporting EUC networks. Amid large informal structures, expanding size of social network connections was revealed to significantly increase business performance by increasing stock and sales turnover. Networks of friendship, family, and business colleagues significantly influenced the choice of a business investment; however, their influence diminished as human and financial capital improved. Employment in Ilula and Madizini was mainly created indirectly around businesses linked to tomato and rice value chains, and recruitment largely was done via close network ties. As social network size increased, chances of increasing employment opportunities also increased. Conclusively, social networks are key in channelling resources (products and information), and these networks were stronger around businesses linked to crop value chains. All together played a significant role in business performance, informing business investment decisions, and creation of employment. It is therefore recommended that public and private support in strengthening networks and formal institutions mainly around tomato and rice subsector is needed for sustained business development, and employment creation in rural areas.

Let's join hands to congratulate him for the achievement.

 

 

 

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Mafunzo ya wawezeshaji katika kuyafikia Masoko, utunzaji sahihi wa mavuno na maliasili na Upatikanaji huduma za kifedha

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Haya ni mafunzo kwa wawezeshaji yaliyo tolewa katika Ndaki ya Uchumi Kilimo na Stadi za Biashara (CoEBS) ya Chuo Kikuu cha Sokoine Chakilimo (SUA)

Bi Kamilembe Mutasa Mkurugenzi Mazingira Ofisi ya Raisi ndiye aliyefungua rasmi mafunzo haya.

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Mafunzo haya yanatoka katika Ofisiya Makamu wa Raisi ,IFAD na GEF chini ya usimamiziwa Mhandisi Joseph Kihaule

AB Consult iliwezesha mafunzo haya ambayo yalilenga nyanda kame za wilaya tano ambazo ni District (Kondoa, Magu, Micheweni, Mkalama and Nzega district)

Wawezeshai wa mafunzo walitokea katika Ndaki ya Uchumi Kilimo na Stadi za Biashara (CoEBS) ya Chuo Kikuu cha Sokoine Chakilimo (SUA) ambao ni Prof.Hella ,Dr Longo pamoja na Bi Hilder

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Prof.Hella akiwa anaelezea mada katika namna yakutunza mazao baada ya mavuno

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Wawezeshaji walitembelea SUGECO na kujifunza namna ya kuhifadhi mazao pamoja na kuyaongezea thamani

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Mmja wa wanasemina akichangia mada

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 MS Hilder akiwa anatoa mada ya uwekezaji

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CoEBS SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

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SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

On Thursday November 11th at 1400hours, CoEBS  officially commenced its regular postgraduate seminars for eight PhD Agribusiness students.

Eight concept notes were presented and the presenters received comments from discussants and referees, they were expected to work upon the comments and present their full proposal in due time. The concept notes presented were:

  1. Poultry Meat Value Chain in Tanzania; A Dynamic Value Chain Structure-Conduct-Performance Approach. Presented by Ms Judith Valerian
  2. Foreign Direct Investment and International Markets Standards Compliance. A Case of Sugar Industry in Tanzania presented by Evance Mnembuka
  3. Digitalization and Transaction Cost in Agricultural Value Chains: A Case of Small Scale Agroecology Spice Farmers in Uluguru Mountains Presented by Michael Paul
  4. Financial Management Practices of Agri – SMEs in Tanzania: An investigation of their implementation and firms' performance Presented by Kulwa Mang’ana
  5. Contribution of Agro Processing Industry in Enhancing Agricultural Transformation in Tanzania. A Case of Animal Feed Mill Industry in Dar Es Salaam and Pwani Region Presented by Upendo Ackim
  6. Examination of Innovation Adoption by Agri-food Firms in Tanzania Presented by Daniel Naila
  7. The Impact of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) on the Agribusiness Sector in Tanzania Presented by Emanuel Msemo
  8. Global Value Chain Governance, Agri Food Standards, and Prospects for Upgrading of Fish Value Chains in Tanzania. Presented by France Mbegallo

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Ms Judith Valerian commencing her presentation on Poultry meat value chain inTanzania:A dynamic value chain structure –conduct –performance approach

 

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Mr. Daniel  Naila addressing  comments from his supervisor after his presentation on Examination of Innovations: Adoption by Agri-food Firms in Tanzania

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Mr.Evance Mnembuka  presenting  his concept note on Foreign Direct Investment and International Markets Standards Compliance. A Case of Sugar Industry in Tanzania

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ORIENTATION FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND AGRIBUSINESS 2021/2022

A welcome note was provided by Dr.Fulgence Mishili 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

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SEMINAR PRESENTATION _28th Oct.

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College of Economics and Business Studies (CoEBS) conducted  regular postgraduate seminars in october 28th MSc class, where two PhD students presented their work.

Mr. Haji Msangi  a PhD student presented his paper on "Determinants of land tenure formalization under customary and statutory land tenure systems in Tanzania". Mr. Msangi is supervised by Dr. Ndyetabula and Dr. Wyzed from Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (DAEA). Prof. Kadigi from Department of Trade and Investment (DTI) was the discussant.

Ms. Thedy Kimbi presentation was on the Effect of brewing industry contract farming on smallholder sorghum farmers' market participation in selected regions in Tanzania. She is supervised by Dr. Fulgence Mishili and Dr. Christopher Magomba from Deparment of Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness (DAEA) and Department of Trade and Investment (DTI) respectively. Dr. Elibariki Msuya was the discussant.

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 Ms. Kimbi presenting methods that will used when addressing research questions

 

 



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