Bio-data of participants
who attended the PHILA Review Workshop, Morogoro, 23 - 25 November
Juma S. Kachemela
hold an MSc in Agricultural Extension and currently work as an extension
communication specialist (media) at the Institute of Continuing
Education (ICE), Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and am
involved in outreach activities. I am also the Head of the Information
Communication Technology and Distance learning section of ICE. I
have more than 20 years of experience in producing agricultural
extension materials in print and electronic media, and have also
produced a number of videos for agricultural training/ education.
Mobile: +255 (0)745 5464487
Kissa K. Kajigili
have both a BSc and MSc degree in Human Nutrition from Sokoine University
of Agriculture, Tanzania which were awarded in 2001 and 2003 respectively.
I am employed as an extension officer by the Extension section of
the Crop Development department of the Ministry of Agriculture and
Food Security. I co-ordinate Farmer Field School activities in Tanzania
and conduct both supervision and monitoring of extension activities
in the District Councils. During my career, I have been frequently
seconded to other organisations, i.e. UNICEF from 1984-1990, FAO
from 1990-1991, IFAD in 1995. I have attended a number of short
course including: Maternal and Child Nutrition (Jan 1988, University
of Zimbabwe); Household Food Security (Oct 1989, Post Harvest (Food
losses) FAO Dodoma; Food Management (1990, International Agriculture
Centre, Wageningen, the Netherlands); Risk Factors in Pregnant Women
and Children (1986, Uppsalla University, Sweden). I recently presented
a paper on extension methodologies at an international conference
in Beijing, China.
Mobile: +255 (0)744 362340
Dr. Frederick Petro Kasanga
was born in 1959 at WOTTA, Mpwapwa, Dodoma Region. I am a Roman
Catholic, married with five children, three girls and two boys.
I attended primary school from 1969-1975, and Kwiro secondary school
in Mahenge from 1976-1979, then Shinyanga Secondary School from
1980-1982. I was awarded a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM)
degree from Sokoine University of Agriculture in 1988. From September
2003 – November 2005 I have been studying for a Masters in
Business Administration at Mzumbe University. My work experience
includes: National Service at Mafinga Camp (1982-83); Clerical duties
at the National Bank of Commerce (1983-1989); Animal husbandry and
Management as the Veterinary Officer Rukwa Regional and Nkundi Multiplication
Unit (1989-90); District Agricultural and Livestock Development
Officer, Kasulu District Kigoma Region (1990-95); and District Agriculture
and Livestock Development Officer, Kongwa District Council in Dodoma
Region (November 1995 to date). PHILA have been conducting research
in Mlali village in Kongwa District and that is how I have become
involved in the project.
Mobile: +255 (0)748603371
Violet Israel Kidulani
was born in Singida region in 1970, I reached standard four in Kilimo
Ruvu secondary school in Coastal Region, and I also have a Certificate
in Agriculture and Livestock Production from LITI Morogoro and MATI
Maruku (Bukoba). I was then employed by the division of Agriculture
and Livestock of the Singida district Council. My work involves
advising them on agricultural issues. I have been involved in two
Post Harvest Management workshops in Singida and Mlali, Dodoma.
I saw the fantastic results farmers got from using new protectants
(Diatomaceous Earths) to protect their stored grain. I am also involved
in advising farmers about post harvest matters and have seen some
Nimezaliwa mnamo mwaka 1970 katika Mkoa wa Singida, elimu
yangu ni Kidato cha Nne katika Shule ya Kilimo Ruvu Mkoa wa Pwani,
pia nina Certificate in Agriculture and Livestock Production katika
Vyuo vya LITI – Morogoro na MATI Maruku (Bukoba). Nimekuwa
nikifanya kazi katika Idara ya Kilimo na Mifugo Halmashauri ya Wilaya
ya Singida (Vijijini). Najihusisha zaidi katika kutoa ushauri juu
ya masuala mazima yahusuyo kilimo na mifugo. Nimehudhuria warsha
2 juu ya Hifadhi ya Maza, Singida na Dodoma – Mlali, nimeona
mafanikio yaliyopatikana kwa wakulima juu ya suala zima la Hifadhi
ya mazao kwa kutumia dawa mbali mbali za nafaka. Pia nimetoa ushauri
na maelekezo kwa wakulima wanaonizunguka na nimeona mafanikio makubwa
katika suala hili zima la hifadhi ya mazao.
Mobile: +255 (0)745 440432
Mohamedi Njoka Kisija
am a 48 year old farmer from Mudida village in Singida district.
I am involved in agricultural farmer managed trials. I was a farmer
representative at a post harvest management workshop and am experienced
in PRA techniques. I have been a local councillor for 10 years,
and am hoping to be re-elected in December 2005. I have a wife and
Mkulima: Mudida – Umri 48. Nimeshiriki katika majaribio
ya kilimo. Na kuwa mkulima wa mfano, nimeshiriki semina na warsha
zinazohusu utunzaji wa nafaka, na nilipata mafaniko makubwa na nina
uzoefu katika mbinu shirikishi PRA. Pia mimi ni kiongozi wa kuchaguliwa
(Diwani) kwa muda wa miaka (10) nategemea kuchaguliwa tena mwezi
Desemba 05. Nina mke na watoto.
Address: Box 1541, Singida district
Mobile: +255 (0)748 902418
Patrick Grevas Manguka Lameck
Patrick G. M. Lameck was born in 1960 in Tabora region. His Parents
moved to Tabora in the late 1950s from Kigoma where they originate
from. He attended primary school in Tabora from 1967 to 1974 and
Kazima secondary school in Tabora from 1975 to 1978; he then attended
Moshi Secondary school from 1979 to 1981 and studied physics, chemistry
and biology. He did his national service from 1981-1982 in Masange
JKT in Tabora. He then joined TARO (Tanzania Agriculture Research
Organisation), Tumbi Tabora as a trainee researcher in the tobacco
breeding section (1981-1983) where he got the opportunity to learn
about research methodologies and biostatistics. From 1984 to 1986
he undertook BSc. Studies in Agricultural Engineering at Sokoine
University of Agriculture, Morogoro, and then went on to work as
a tutor in Agro-mechanics at M.A.T.I Ukiriguru (1986-1991). He was
awarded an MSc degree in Irrigation Engineering from SUA in 1992.
Following his master degree he worked as a researcher on SUAs Soil
and Water Management Research Programme (SWMP) from 1993 to 1996.
He then joined INADES Formation Tanzania (an International NGO dealing
with capacity building for farmer social and economic development
based in Dodoma) as a senior trainer and still works for them. At
INADES he has worked as a coordinator of a number of training projects
including; Land Use Management (LUM); Promotion of Farmer Innovations
(PFI); programme collaboration with UNDP and the Ministry of Agriculture
and Food Security (1997-2001), Civic Society Training programme
(CSP) on policy issues; and as the national technical advisor on
Promoting Local Innovation in collaboration with PELUM Tanzania.
He joined PHILA in 2005 representing INADES Formation Tanzania
and has facilitated the Case study 3 District Nodal analysis workshops
and undertaken Case study 2 - Comparative analysis of how Public
service providers (PSPs) work with farmers and how Farmer Centred
Organisations (FCOs) work with farmers.
Mobile: +255 (0)748 316425/ +255 (0)744 043780
Benjamin B.E. Manento
hold a MSc. Agriculture degree, a BSc. Agriculture degree specialising
in seed and Diplomas in both Seed Technology and Farm Management.
By profession I am an agronomist, seed technologist and a manager.
I have worked as both an agronomist and a manager of foundation
seed farms, co-ordinated the National Seed project, and am currently
the District Agriculture and Livestock Development Officer for Singida
Rural. My MSc. thesis was on the Genetic breeding effects of Gamma
Rays and Sodium A risk in Rice Seeds (1983), the training manual
I wrote on Seed Technology was published by IMDU, MAFS (2003).
Mobile: +255 (0)748 422290
Lungowe Sepo Marongwe (Mrs)
work as an extension subject matter specialist for the Crop Production
Branch of the Department of Agricultural Research and Extension,
Ministry of Agriculture, Harare, Zimbabwe. I specialise in small
grains (sorghum, pearl and finger millet), and co-ordinate the conservation
Mobile: +263 (0)91 735060
Office: +263 (0)4 704531-9
Deusdedith M. Mathias
was born on the 28th November 1965 in Mwanza district, Mwanza Region.
As a child I learnt about farm work, herding livestock and fishing.
I also enjoyed cultural group dancing (ngoma). I went to Kabusungu
primary school from 1975 to 1981, and then joined Lake Secondary
School in Mwanza from 1982 to 1985. In 1986 I started my professional
agricultural training at MATI Nyegezi in Mwanza, for which I was
awarded a Certificate in Agriculture for in 1988. From there, I
did my two years National Service.
In 1989 I started working in Public Service in the Ministry of
Agriculture as a Plant/ Produce Inspector based at Dar es Salaam
sea port. I then successfully studied for a diploma in Farmer Mechanization
at Larenstein International Agricultural College, in the Netherlands
in 1995. I have benefited from various in service training related
to: Plant Protection (Advanced Professional Training Certificate,
Germany); Post Harvest Management (University of Botswana); Fumigation
Techniques (Germany and Tanzania); Plant Quarantine and Extension
Since 2002 I have worked as a trainer/ facilitator for the Post
Harvest Management Services of the Food Security Department of the
Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. In this role I have been
involved in organizing various Post Harvest Management training
courses for district agricultural extension staff and farmers throughout
Tanzania. I have also collaborated on a range of post harvest projects
including biological control of the larger grain borer (Prostephanus
truncatus) and small-scale farmer utilisation of diatomaceous earths
as grain protectants for small-scale storage. I am a member of PHILA
and have been involved in the case study on exploring empowerment
initiatives while also studying for my BSc Agricultural Education
and Extension degree at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro.
I enjoy working for farmers and other stakeholders who play a role
in helping farmers and disadvantaged groups to help themselves.
Mobile: +255 (0)748 496081
Horace J.F. Mhando
am employed as the DALDO of Manyoni district. I have a BSc in Agriculture
(Animal Sciences) and am computer literate. I was born in Kilindi,
Tanga on the 25th September 1962. The date of my first appointment
was 4/12/1991. I got married in 1991 and have four children.
Office: +255 (0)26 2540016/2540112/2540136/
Mobile: +255 (0)748 526941/ 887688
Norman Mhazo (Mr.)
hold a BSc degree in Agronomy from the University of Zimbabwe, and
an MSc degree in Agricultural Engineering, from Silsoe College,
Cranfield University. I have worked as a research agronomist with
SADC – ICRISAT on the Sorghum and Millet Improvement Programme,
and as a mechanisation extension officer with the Ministry of Agriculture
of the Government of Zimbabwe. I am currently employed by the University
of Zimbabwe where I teach undergraduate courses in Farm Power and
Agricultural Mechanisation and conduct research into agro-processing
technology, energy and animal traction.
Mobile: +263 (0)11417453
Job David Mika
am 50 years old. I work as the Zonal Communication Officer for the
Central Zone including Dodoma and Singida Region under the employment
of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security in the Farmers
Education and Publicity Unit, of the Extension Section of the Crop
Development Department. I am experienced in: desktop publishing
(designing and printing leaflets, posters and books); video (professional
video shooting and editing, producing video tapes, VCD’s and
DVD’s, planning various shots of video episodes and drama
on agricultural matters); radio (initial preparation of Agricultural
Radio Programmes through conducting interviews and use of drama).
I am a PHILA member and was involved in shooting and editing the
video as part of the exchange visit case study methodology. I am
also involved in a Crop Protection Promotion (CPP) project.
Mobile: +255 (0)741/748/744 213500
Home: +255 (0)26 2303174
am a farmer, my agricultural livelihood activities include traditional
farming as well as irrigated vegetable production and small scale
crop trading of sunflower, groundnut and maize.
Mkulima. Ninaishi kwa kilimo na bustani ya kumwagilia, na
biashara ndogo ndogo za mazao, alizeti, karanga na mahindi.
Address: Box 37 Mlali village, Kongwa district
am a Livestock Principal Officer and have been working for the Ministry
of Agriculture for more than 10 years. I am a graduate holding a
BSc in Agriculture Animal Science and an MSc in Agricultural Extension.
I worked Farmers’ Education and Publicity unit of the Ministry
of Agriculture and Cooperatives from 1990 to 2001, in-charge of
the editorial submissions and dealt with the preparation of printed
materials for farmers and livestock keepers. In 2002, when the Ministry
of Water and Livestock Development was established, I shifted to
a new Ministry. I worked with the Control of Epizootics Pan African
Programme as a communication officer up to October 2005 when I was
deployed to join the Agricultural Sector Development Programme (ASDDP)
Secretariat as the Information and Education Officer. My main activities
include the preparation and design of information, communication
and education materials and public awareness raising on agricultural
issues and training.
Mobile: +255 (0)744 398579
Francis Mnguto Mnkabenga
Francis Mnguto Mnkabenga was born on 14th January 1960 in Korogwe
District, Tanga Region in Tanzania. He was awarded a Masters of
Science degree in Agricultural Engineering by the Sokoine University
of Agriculture in 2001. In 2003 he was awarded a Diploma in statistics
by the Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre. He is a member
of Institute of Engineers Tanzania and Society of Agricultural Engineers.
He is currently working with Manyoni District Council in Tanzania.
He is very active in preparation and planning of agricultural development
projects; supervision of construction, maintenance and operation
of irrigation schemes; dissemination of research findings to farmers;
carrying out of community needs assessment’s appraisal of
community development projects; data collection, data analysis;
data storage and report writing.
He is computer literate conversant with MSWord, MS Excel, Ms Access,
MS Power Point and SPSS for Windows computer programmes. In 2001
he applied remote sensing and GIS to assess the effect of shifting
cultivation and the implications of sustainable use of land resources
in Manyoni district Council. He was the District Executive officer
at the 2002 Population and Housing Census in Manyoni District. In
2004 he supervised data collection, analysis and report writing
on service delivery performance of Manyoni District Council.
In 2005 he supervised preparation of five year strategic plan for
Manyoni district. Generally Mr. Francis has a wide range of skills
Mobile: +255 (0)748 410615
has been an enjoyable seminar. I have found out about traditional
and commercial grain protectants. I request the researchers to find
out how long these protectants remain effective. Also to defend
these protectants that farmers say are bad, when in fact they are
just not being applied correctly, for example the Actellic Super
Dust protectant they were using in Mlali, one packet protects two
sacks for 6 months and when they used it for one year and it became
heavily damaged by insects.
Kwa taarifa ni kwamba nimefurahishwa na semina hii. Kwa sababu
dawa ya kuhifadhi nafaka nje na dawa za kitaalamu zimegunduliwa.
Mimi naomba wataalamu ambao wameziona basi zipelekwe kwa watafiti
ili kujua kama zinaweza kuleta madhara kwa watumiaji 2 vile vile
kujua dawa inakosa nguvu kwa muda gani. Pia kutetea dawa zote ambazo
mkulima alisema ni mbaya kumbe hakufuata taratibu za utumiaji aina
dawa hizo kwa mfano dawa iliyotumiwa Mlali pakiti moja ambayo inatosha
gunia mbili kwa miezi 6 wao watumia kwa mwaka mmoja lazima yabunguliwe.
Address: PO Box 14, Itigi
is interested in how people’s needs and priorities are understood
and addressed by government, the private sector and civil society
organisations. He is currently exploring how learning alliances
might be used to better understand the socio-economic, historical
and institutional contexts, and to increase the effectiveness of
policy change in bringing about improvements in people’s livelihoods.
He is employed by the Natural Resources Institute (UK), but typically
works in teams made up of colleagues from diverse organisations,
North and South. Recent work has focused on developing guidelines
to better facilitate the accommodation of customary law within the
statutory frameworks for integrated water resources management,
and participatory monitoring and evaluation methodologies for assessing
the impact of industry codes of practice and SME development.
He has lived and worked long term in the Sudan and Namibia, and
undertaken many further assignments in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa,
Tanzania, Uganda and India.
Mobile: +255 (0)745 666 749
Delphina Francis Moshi
was born in 1958 in Arusha Region. I now work as a senior Agricultural
Field Officer with Singida District Council. I hold a diploma in
Crop Production from MAT – Ukiriguru (1984) and a general
BSc (Hons.) from the Open University of Tanzania. I believe in and
practice PRA methodologies in planning sustainable development activities
in different fields from the grass root levels. I am a Co-ordinator
of the PADEP Programme in Singida District.
Mobile: +255 (0)744 435594
was born in 1957. I am a farmer from Mudida village. I have learnt
about post harvest management and how to use both commercial and
botanical grain protectants. Thank you for our training.
Mimi nimezaliwa mwaka 1957 nina mme miaka 48 mimi ni mkulima
wangu wa Mudida nilifundisha na wataalamu wa kilimo na mifugo ya
namna ya kuhifadhi mazao na uchanganyaji wa madawa sahihi ya Viwandani
na ya asili. Asanteni sana wataalam wetu kutuelimisha.
Address: Po Box 26, Singida district
was born in Manyoni district in 1960. I studied at Kilimatinde primary
school from 1971-1977. In 1979 I was married and now live in Solya
village, I was involved in the village council for 10 years. After
that I was chosen to be involved in the Kilimatinde Water Confederation,
Solya, St Johns Hospital. After 2 years I stopped and was chosen
to sit on the land committee which I have now done for 8 years.
I am also chairperson of the agricultural seed distribution committee.
I am very grateful for the opportunity of being able to participate
in this PHILA workshop.
Nimezaliwa 1960 Wilaya Manyoni. Nimesoma elimu ya Msingi Kilimatinde
1971-1977. 1979 nikaolewa ninaishi Kijiji cha Solya, nimekitumika
Serikali (Halimashauri) ya Kijiji miaka 10. Baada ya kuacha nilichaguliwa
kamati ya Maji ya Muungano Kilimatinde, Solya, St. Johns na Hospitali.
Nimetumikia miaka 2 nikaacha, nikachaguliwa Kamati Ardhi mpaka sasa
miaka 8 pia Mwenyekiti Kamati ya Ugawaji mbegu (Kilimo). Nashukuru
sana kuwa mmoja wa washiriki warsha hii ya PHILA.
Address: PO Box 87, Manyoni district
Margareth Natai Mtemi
come from Kilimanjaro region and am married with two children. By
profession I am an agricultural nutritionist, having graduated from
Uyole Agricultural Centre and Sokoine University. I am currently
employed by the National Food Security Department of the Ministry
of Agriculture and Food Security. My responsibilities include dissemination
of post harvest management technologies in order to reduce post
harvest losses, and promotion of food processing for various crops
to add value and raise income for farmers. I am also involved in
encouraging better utilisation of various food crops to improve
the nutritional status of Tanzanians, especially those living in
“I am encouraging PHILA members to continue with this
good work which is beneficial to farmers. Keep it up!”
Mobile: +255 (0)745 217481
Office: +255 (0)22 2865950
Hons Agriculture (Crop Science), University of Zimbabwe
MPhil. Agriculture (Post-harvest Science & Technology), University
PhD Stored Product Entomology, Natural Resources Institute, University
Researcher and Lecturer in Post-harvest Science & Technology
and Pesticides and the Environment at University of Zimbabwe since
Zimbabwean with more than 15 years experience working in the agricultural
sector with a focus on food security and the crop post-harvest sub-sector,
10 of which were with the Ministry of Agriculture as a crop post-harvest
specialist, before joining the University of Zimbabwe in 2000. Have
special interest in crop storage and the use of integrated pest
management techniques including the use of inert dusts, synthetic
insecticides, biopesticides, natural enemies, and resistant cultivars.
Practical experience in participatory technology development (mainlining
communities) and sustainable livelihood approaches. Strong background
in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teamwork. Have been involved
in a number of post-harvest collaborative research and development
projects in Eastern and Southern Africa during the past nine years.
Have been engaged in several community-based consultancies as an
agricultural specialist, in a livelihood framework.
Mobile: +255 (0)91419983
Francis Salum Mwambashi
was born in 1948 in Lushoto district, Tanga Region. I was at Government
Secondary School from 1966-1969 and finished Standard IV. I joined
the Ministry of Agriculture in 1970. I have: a General Certificate
in Agriculture; a Diploma in Crop Production from MATI Uyole, Mbeya;
a Certificate in Livestock Health and Production from Mpwapwa; a
Certificate in Seed Quality Control from TOSCA and MAFS; a Certificate
in Service delivery for farmers (SEP) taught by SUA and Dublin College,
Ireland. I have been with the Ministry of Agriculture for 35 years
and work as an extension officer. I am married and have 13 children
and 4 grandchildren. I thank god for giving us the opportunity to
participate in this PHILA workshop.
Maelezo yangu binafsi: Nilizaliwa mwaka 1948 katika Wilaya
ya Lushoto Mkoani Tanga. Elimu yangu ni Kidato cha IV Shule ya Sekondari
ya serikali na ambado niliingia mwaka 1966 na kumaliza 1969. Nilijiunga
wa Wizara ya Kilimo mwaka 1970. Nina vyeti vya taaluma kama ifuatavyo:
Cheti cha kilimo (General Agric. Cert.); Diploma (Stashahada) ya
uzalishaji wa mazao niliyopata Uyole Mbeya; Cheti cha Afya na Uzalishaji
wa Mifugo Mpwapwa; Cheti cha Udhibiti wa ubora wa mbegu toka TOSCA
& Wizara ya Kilimo; Cheti katika mafunzo ya utoaji huduma kwa
wakulima (SEP) walioendeshwa na SUA na Chuo Kikuyu cha Dublin Jamhuri
ya Ireland. Nimetumikia Wizara ya Kilimo kwa muda wa miaka 35 hadi
sasa. Nimeoa na nina watoto 13 na wajukuu 4. Namshukuru Mungu kuniwezesha
kuwa mshiriki wa Warsha hii ya PHILA tangu mwanzo hadi sasa.
Mobile: +255 (0)745 733875
Judicate Naftal Mwanga
Judicate Naftal Mwanga was born at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro.
He joined Uyole Training Institute to study for a Diploma in Animal
Production, he then studied BSc and MSc degrees in Agricultural
Economics at Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro. He has
also attended several courses in different areas of socio-economics
both within the country and abroad. He is married, and a father
to two daughters.
Currently Mr Mwanga is a Senior Scientist in the Socio-economics
Research department based in the Semi-arid Central zone of Tanzania.
He is the head of the socio-economics and information management
department at Mpwapwa Agricultural Research Institute. He is experienced
in participatory approaches, livelihood models, innovation systems,
knowledge management, natural resource management, seed systems,
participatory monitoring and evaluation for impact, and local knowledge
systems. He is computer literate, acquainted with MS-office, SPSS
and STATA; competent on rigorous analytical models e.g. Logit, Tobit,
and Probit, and institutional analytical frame work. He is a seasoned
field based socio-economist, and has been part and parcel of multi-cultural,
multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional and regional teams. He is
a member of the Agricultural Economics Society of Tanzania (AGREST)
and INADES Formation Tanzania.
He has offered a number of consultancy services to several organisations
both as a facilitator and a researcher. He has been: the team leader
for Local Indigenous Knowledge and Agro-biodiversity research programme
commissioned by FAO-LInKS project in 2003; the team leader of the
DFID-CPHP-PHILA comparative analysis case study between public service
providers and farmer centred organisations (PSPs versus FCOs) ways
of working with farmers; a facilitation consultant to Tanzania Agricultural
Research Project (TARP II-SUA) on livelihood models, gender analysis
and PRA techniques in 2004; a consultant to the Participatory Agricultural
Development and Empowerment Project (PADEP) on participatory approaches,
involved in the preparation and appraisal of sub-projects; a facilitator
at the DFID-CPP regional monitoring and evaluation workshop held
at Muslim university, Morogoro in 2005.
Mobile: +255 (0)748 461354 or +255 (0)744 613367
Office: +255 (0)26 2320853
Emil Laiser Njau
am 47 years old. I hold an Advanced Certificate in Secondary School
Education and worked at Moshi Secondary School from 1979 –
1981. I also hold a Diploma in Crop Production from MATI Ukiriguru
(1984). I currently work as the Manyoni District Plant Health Officer.
From 1996 -98 I was a district extension officer and prior to that
the district crops officer (1994-96). I participated in the exchange
visit at Mlali village, Kongwa District in September 2005. I have
benefited from various training courses including: Produce Inspection;
Quality Control; Bio-control; IPM; TFDA; Household Food security;
Vulnerability assessment; Migratory pest management; and PHILA.
I am: a member of PHILA; secretary of the District Workers Association;
DALDO advisor on crop production, processing, marketing, storage
and utilization. I have been involved in conducting surveys and
controlling agricultural pests and storage management.
Mobile: +255 (0)748 541841
was born 48 years ago on the 29th December 1957, at Igabiro village,
Muleba district, in Kagera region about 25 km from the western shores of
Lake Victoria. I am married and blessed with three boys. I am currently
employed by the Government of Tanzania as a Zonal co-ordinator for the
Plant Health section, and am based at Dodoma. The zone includes Dodoma,
Singida and Morogoro regions. I am responsible for the control of migrant
pests like quelea birds, armyworms and locusts in the area. The Plant
Health section also deals with the control of exotic and other outbreak
pests like the larger grain borer (LGB, Prostephanus truncatus). I am
also a trained Produce and Pesticides inspector under the 1997 Plant
Protection Act. I started work as an agricultural field assistant having
attained a certificate in Agro-vet science at MATI-Ukiriguru and a
Diploma in Crop Production at Uyole Agricultural Centre. I have attended
professional training courses on Pesticide Application and Aerial
Spraying (Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania), Storage of Durable Agricultural
Products (ODNRI Slough UK) and a hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Post-harvest
technology-Horticulture (University of Greenwich UK).
Mobile: +255 (0) 748410184
Justice Christopher Shekilango
employed as the Gender and Extension Officer at MVIWATA. His professional
• Facilitating sensitisation on group formation and group
dynamics in farming systems in Mgeta (Ministry of Agriculture
and Franco Tanzanian Development Project, SUA 1985-1992)
• Formulation of market channels with farmers groups in
Mgeta (Upper Mgeta Horticulture Development Project (UMHODEP),
SUA 1989- 1993)
• Formulation of local networks as an entry point in rural
areas through participatory rural appraisal (SUA-SCOM project)
which contributed the emergence of National network of farmers’
groups (MVIWATA) (1994-1995)
• Formulation of credit and savings groups (Mgeta and Mkuyuni
• Contributed to the formulation of rural marketing and
rural micro-financing project (Morogoro and Kongwa, 1999-2001)
• Contributed to the formulation of savings and credit project
(Morogoro, Kilimanjaro and Dodoma 1999-2001)
• Implementation of rural markets (Kongwa and Morogoro Districts,
• Facilitating the National workshop for MVIWATA members
on Effects of HIV/AIDS in Agriculture (December 2002)
• Facilitating the National workshop on Conflict management
in agriculture and livestock production in Tanzania (January 2004)
• Implementation of rural credit and savings (Morogoro,
Dodoma and Kilimanjaro, 2001-2005)
• Facilitating strengthening of farmers groups and local
networks through exchange visits, seminars in MVIWATA. Organising
training of farmers’ leaders (MVIWATA, 1998- 2005)
Coordinating MVIWATA’s strategic one year plan since January
2004. The major areas of focus include:
• Strengthening development efforts of MVIWATA members for
enhancing effective service delivery at middle level
• Strengthening MVIWATA at the national level for effective
service delivery to members
• Building capacity of MVIWATA leaders, members and staff
to effectively deliver services
• Enhancing effective management of organizational activities
at all levels.
Office: +255 (0)261 4184
I am a member of Post Harvest Innovation learning Alliance (PHILA)
and I am trying to publicise the PHILA activities in Newspapers.
Mobile: +255 (0)744 949623
Office: +255 (0)22 2116496
work in the Livelihoods Society Unit of the Catholic Relief Services
in Zimbabwe. The unit’s main aim is to improve food security
and mitigate HIV and AIDS at household level. My major contributions
to the team, are in agricultural input distribution, drip irrigation
and mushroom production. I am also involved in capacity building
of partner and extension staff and beneficiaries. I have also worked
as a lecturer for more than eight years, at various colleges of
agriculture and universities.
Mobile: +263 (0)4 791664
is a post harvest/ integrated pest management (IPM) specialist employed
by the UKs Natural Resources Institute. She has >12 years experience
developing and promoting IPM technologies, including diatomaceous
earths as grain protectants, use of the farmer field school approach,
cultural control methods, entomopathogenic fungi, pheromones, natural
enemies, and resistant cultivars. Her recent work has focused on
innovation systems, access to information and service provision.
She has a practical background in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary
teamwork, and the use of participatory methodologies to identify
and manage agricultural needs in disaggregated rural communities.
She has worked on long term assignments in Tanzania and Papua New
Guinea and on short term assignments in Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe,
and South Africa. Her mother tongue is English and she speaks good
Swahili and French, and basic PNG Pidgin. She is currently living
and working in Tanzania, and is married with one young daughter.
Mobile: +255 (0)744 459409
Suitbert M. Tungaraza
was born Mwanza Region, and completed ordinary level education in
1978 at Tarime Secondary School, and A levels at Moshi Secondary
School in 1981. In 1984 I completed a two year diploma course in
Animal production at Uyole College in Mbeya, and in 1999 a BSc course
in Animal Science and Production at SUA. My first appointment was
in June 1984 in Musoma rural district where I worked as an extension
officer (Livestock field officer). In 1991 I was transferred to
Kwimba district in Mwanza region working as an extensionist and
mainly as a District Subject Matter specialist. I moved to Mpwapwa
(Dodoma) in June 2004 to work at the Zonal Research Centre (Livestock
Production Research Institute) as the Zonal Research and Extension
Liaison Officer (ZRELO) where I am still currently. I have recently
been working with the CPP (crop protection promotion) project coordinated
by INADES formation Tanzania and am a PHILA (post harvest innovation
learning alliance) member. I worked with SEP (Sokoine Extension
Project) as a TOT (Training of trainers) member involved in extension
method strengthening in two districts Kwimba and Misungwi in Mwanza
region 2001 – 2003. I was also a PRA team member for the Tanzania
social action fund (TASAF) for Kwimba district responsible for the
participatory involvement of farmers in raising their problems,
solutions, and prioritising which projects to implement.
Mobile: +255 (0)748 831469