Ginethon Mhamphi

Senior Agricultural Officer
SUA Pest Management Centre
Summary information

Mr. Ginethon Gabriel Mhamphi is a Senior Agriculture Field Offcier / Laboratory Scientist at Pest Management Centre, Sokoine Universisty of Agriculture. Mr. Mhamphi has been doing research on rodent control technologies, zoonotic diseases and also fully enhaged in field and laboratory works.

He has been involved in reseach of Leptospirosis,  Tick Born Relapsing Fever, Plague and Toxoplasmosis diseases. He has been assisting national and regional students and researchers in their research since 2003, also involved in arranging and conducting Field Schools on small mamamals for students and employees from various instutitions.

Currently he is doing field trials on Rodent fertility control using synthetic hormones, Leptospirosis and evaluating rodent reppellent and hermetic bags.


He had his undergraduate studies at the Sokoine University of Agriculture Morogoro, Tanzania where he awarded a Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture in 2011. In 2013 he joined the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Sokoine University of Agriculture for MSc on Public Health and Food Safety graduating 2016.

Academic Qualifications

  • MSc: Sokoine University of Agriculture
  • B.Sc: Diploma in Animal  Health:Sokoine University of Agriculture
  • Livestock Training Institute: Sokoine Univesity of  Agriculture

Other Training

  • Certificate in Medical Laboratory Assistant (1998)


Research Interest

Ginethon Mhamphi is a Senior Agricultural officer at Pest Management Centre, Sokoine University of Agriculture. He is working on researches in rodent control and zoonotic diseases. He is actively involved in research on leptospirosis, plague and toxoplasmosis diseases especially in studies which contributed to control of plague in endemic areas of Tanzania. He participates in outreach activities to promote public awareness of problems caused by rodents socioeconomically and to public heralth.

Mr. Mhamphi is completing an MSc. Study on public health and food safety at Sokoine University of Agriculture. His MSc work focused on fertility control in rodents especially the major African rodent pest spcies Mastomy natalensis. The findings shows significant reduction in fertility in rodents indicating potential use of fertility control agents apart from rodenticides to control rodents in houses and farms to reduce crop lossess and disease transmissions to humans.


Contact information

Pest Management Center
​​​​​​​Sokoine University of Agriculture
P.O. Box 3110
Morogoro, Tanzania.

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