Highlights: Sokoine Memorial Week, April 9th to 12th 2019

Sokoine Memorial week is annual event organized by Sokoine University of Agriculture to celebrate the life and legacy of Hon. Edward Moringe Sokoine, the former Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania who passed away on 12th  April 1984.

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Tanzania Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Hon.Prof. Joyce Ndalichako (Left) speaking during the closing of Sokoine Memorial week 2019 at Sokoine University of Agriculture's Main Campus in Morogoro

The University organizes the Sokoine Memorial Week not only due to fact that the University has been named after him, but largely because of his commitment to development of Tanzania focusing greatly to the ordinary Tanzanians – whereby the majority are farmers. The week also serves to inspire the Sokoine University of Agriculture community to strive towards greater commitment to Agricultural Development and National Development in general.

This year's event took place from 9th to 12th April, 2019, at the main campus of the Sokoine University of Agriculture whereby the University units and other stakeholders demonstrated various technologies, ideas, discoveries and solutions that will helps in improving agricultural, food and health sectors in Tanzania.

On 10th and 11th April 2019 the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies, Research, Technology Transfer and Consultancy (SUA) organized SUA Scientific Conference in Agriculture and Agribusiness. The conference  provided an opportunity for researchers to share knowledge, innovations, solutions, and findings that will help to transform agriculture and natural resources sectors for sustainable development in Tanzania. 

The theme for this year was “Agricultural productivity and Industrialization for Tanzania’s Development: Lessons from Edward Moringe Sokoine and Prospects for the Future”.

The following is highlights of what happened!

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Demonstration of simple and affordable Irrigation technologies


Highlights from Day 2 (10th April, 2019)

On this day (10th April, 2019), The General Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Leonard Akwilapo has officially opened the Sokoine Memorial week to honor the life and legacy of Hon. Edward Moringe Sokoine at the main campus of Sokoine University of Agriculture.

Earlier before the opening ceremonies, Dr. Akwilapo and his delegations got the opportunity to visit the university farms and then visited exhibition site where he witnessed various Agricultural technologies developed at SUA and finally he participated in the Scientific Conference.

On behalf of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. Leonard Akwilapo promised to give Tsh. 750 million to Sokoine University of Agriculture to improve agricultural engineering by repairing workshops and other facilities

The highlights of this day event is shown in the following photo series...

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Secretary General of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Leonard Akwilapo (left) accompanied by Vice Chancellor of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Prof. Raphael Chibunda in the visit to University Farms before the opening ceremony of Sokoine Memorial Week 2019


 

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Guest of Honor Dr. Akwilapo asking some questions while visiting the Sokoine University of Agriculture demonstration Farm which grows various crops and plants for training and commercial purposes

 

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 Principal of College of Agriculture, Prof. Maulid Mwatawala describing activities going on at the University farm

 

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Vice Chancellor, Prof. Raphael Chibunda giving more explanations about the University Farm to the Guest of Honor Dr. Akwillapo

 

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Guest of Honor Dr. Akwilapo and His delegations after visiting the University Farm

 

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 Visiting SUA Pest Management Centre exhibition booth

 

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Director of SUA Pest Management Centre Dr. Ladslaus Mnyone explaining about Domestic Cat Urine Odour medicine, a technology which was developed at SUA and is used control rodent in Crop Fields

 

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 Visiting Department of Wildlife and Tourism

 

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 Bamboo plants and products developed at College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism - SUA

 

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Exhibitors explaining about Bamboo Furnitures

 

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 Department of Crop Science and Horticulture

 

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 Plant and Seed Technologies

 

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SUA Vice Chancellor, Prof. Raphael Chibunda speaking at the opening of the Sokoine Memorial Week 2019
 

 

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Guest of Honor Dr. Leonard Akwilapo speaking

 

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 Start of SUA Scientific Conference sessions

 

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 SUA Community members including staff and students and other visitors following up the presentations made during SUA Scientific conference

 

Highlights from Day 1 (09th April, 2019)

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College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

 

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Department of Tourism and Recreation

 

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College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

 

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Agricultural Engineering and Mechanization

 

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College of Agriculture

 

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WATCH ALSO

SUA Scientific Conference in Agriculture and Agribusiness Presentations video 1

 

SUA Scientific Conference in Agriculture and Agribusiness Presentations video 2

 

Final Day events: Video 1

Final Day Events: Video 2

 

 

 

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