Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) was established on 1st July 1984 and was named so in honor of the former Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, the late Hon. Edward Moringe Sokoine who passed away on 12th April of the same year.
Each year, the University organizes the Sokoine Memorial Week to celebrate the life and legacy of Hon. Edward Moringe Sokoine 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.
The Sokoine Memorial week 2019 is scheduled to take place from 9th to 12th April, 2019 at the main campus of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, Tanzania. The theme for this year is “Agricultural productivity and Industrialization for Tanzania’s Development: Lessons from Edward Moringe Sokoine and Prospects for the Future”.
During the week, various activities will take place including the exhibitions of agricultural technologies and a series of presentations from academia.
The exhibitions which will take place from 9th and 12th April 2019 will provide a platform for the Sokoine University of Agriculture units and other agricultural stakeholders to showcase their technologies, ideas, discoveries and solutions that will improve agricultural, food and health sectors in Tanzania.
On 10th and 11th April 2019 there will be SUA Scientific Conference in Agriculture and Agribusiness organized by Directorate of Postgraduate Studies, Research, Technology Transfer and Consultancy (SUA) which will provide an opportunity to share the generated knowledge, innovations, solutions, and findings which will help in transforming agriculture and natural resources for sustainable development to attain industrial economy in Tanzania. Also there will be a high profile discussion on 12th April, 2019.
On behalf of Sokoine University of Agriculture's community, The vice chancellor Prof. Raphael Chibunda invites all to attend this special week of the year 2019.