Tanzania Agricultural Economics Student Association (TAGRESA) held an event to officially welcome its new members (BSc AEA year 1). The event took place on Saturday 8th December 2018 at the SMC, Freedom Square.

TAGRESA aims to bring together all students and other concerned parties that have strong interest in the field of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. This Group is created to meet the following Purposes.

  • A forum to Analyze and Discuss Current Economic and Business trends concerning Agriculture.
  • Source of Academic Materials to Students pursuing Agriculture, Economics and Business Related fields.
  • Source of information to all Agricultural Economics Students • Lastly, it is a home to all people with strong interest in Agriculture, Economics and Business Related fields.

TAGRESA is a very important as it input members to such associations as AGREST, AAAE and IAAE. It is a critical source of the scientific world in the domain of Agricultural Economics.



Date: 28 - 29 November 2018

Location/Venue: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Event Summary

The Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) is a regionally coordinated group of national agricultural policy research institutes duly established and operating in the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region. Formed on November 16th, 2012, ReNAPRI was created at the initiative of the national agricultural policy institutes to enable them to effectively coordinate with each other, share data, collaborate on providing solutions to the common challenges facing the ESA region, and enable national policy makers to learn from the experiences of other countries within the region.

Theme: Unlocking the region's agricultural potential through land reform, Youth employment and markets 

Contact Information

Interested stakeholders should contact the following email address  for paper submission and enquires This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

renapri stakeholders conference


Many congratulations to the new PhD holders and academic members of staff from SAEBS: Dr. Silver Hokororo (Department of Business Management) and Dr. Nicetus Seluhinga (Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness).

SAEBS is very proud of these young doctorates who have accomplished this task with their hard work. Congratulations on your big achievement. Wishing you a successful and bright life ahead.

 Dr. Silver Hokororo1Dr. Nicetus Seluwinga1

BSc. AEA student wins 2018 CMSA Challenge

Rebeccapatric1Meet our student, Rebecca Patrick, a second year student pursuing BSc. Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness from SAEBS. She is among the top three winners of the Capital Markets Universities and Higher Learning Institutions Challenge (CMUHLIC) in 2018. She is awarded a fully paid one week study visit to Mauritius and will visit among other areas the Financial Services Board (FSB) of Mauritius, Mauritius Stock Exchange (MSE) and Real Estate Investments Trusts (REITs).

The Capital Markets Universities and Higher Learning Institution Challenge (CMUHLIC) is a competition that is being run by the Capital Markets and Securities Authority (CMSA). It is an inter University competition that is open to undergraduate students in universities and other higher learning institutions in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar. The focus of the challenge is primarily on testing the knowledge and understanding of issues related to capital markets. It also tests the ability of students to apply their knowledge on capital markets to real life situations. The challenge leverages on the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) including mobile phone and has been designed to be informative and entertaining.

Congratulations Rebecca on your success! You have made us all proud. Keep up the good work!

SAEBS Orientation for First year students

Orientation day for first year students who joined the School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies (SAEBS) for Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness in the academic year 2018/2019 on Thursday 2nd October 2018:

This event was led by the school Dean, Dr. Adam Akyoo and other SAEBS faculty members who met and talk to the incoming freshers and invited them to the Sokoine University of Agriculture.



The School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies through support of BEST-Dialogue are announcing a two days’ course on Pubic Private Dialogue (PPD) and Local Economic Development (LED).

Venue: Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies (SAEBS) BUILDING
Date: November 29 – 30, 2018

Overall course Objective
The main objective of the training program is to enable participants to acquire knowledge and practical skills in Public and Private Dialogue (PPD) and be able to link it with the overall concept and practice of Local and Economic Development (LED). Further, the participants will explore various approaches and techniques for facilitating effective dialogue between the Local Government Organizations (LGAs), the Private Sector Organizations (PSOs) and the Civil Society (PSOs) for the purpose of developing “win-win” opportunities for joint local economic development.

 Target group
The proposed training program targets researchers and members of the academia from Sokoine University of Agriculture and/or other higher learning institution interested in furthering their knowledge and skills in the subject matter. The audience could also include other members form institutions who already have basic skills on PPD and LED issues but would like to get a deeper exposure on the concepts and practices of the same. Due to its sensitivity the training can accommodate a total of 25 participants only.

Two days in total, Participants will also have an option for selecting a module of their interest/choice. 

The training program is premised on the fact that Research has shown that most Private Sector Organisations (PSOs), the Local Government Authorities (LGAs) as well as the Civil Society (CSOs) in Tanzania do not have the requisite skills, experience or resources to engage effectively in Public Private Dialogue (PPD). Furthermore, it has been widely documented that PSOs are most effective when they can identify issues that inhibit private sector growth and job creation, when they can support public officials by providing detailed and objective research evidence, when they can articulate compelling proposals to reform public policy and when they can persuade the private sector of the merit of specific public policies. On the other hand, most LGAs do not have requisite skills to identify potential economic opportunities within their localities and engage with the private sector in developing “win-win” investment opportunities, which can ultimately result in a meaningful and sustainable local economic development. This disconnect has been further complicated by a lack of mutual trust between private and public sector.

The above challenges present a need to support the development of a sustained effective and efficient organization and coordination of Public Private Dialogue at District and LGA levels.   Emphasis was placed on developing the requisite knowledge and practical skills needed by the different actors to meaningfully engage in promoting Local Economic Development (LED). 

 Course structure
The course will be structured in four modules:

  • Module 1: Fundamentals of PPD
  • Module 2: Dialogue as a tool for LED
  • Module 3: Framework, structures and Approach to LED
  • Module 4: Effective Communications for LED

NB: The modules are different in terms of focus and lengthy however, they are interrelated and build on each other. In this regard, they are considered as one pack.

Training methods
Training methods and approaches should be participatory and those adhering to adult learning principles. In this regard trainings should be managed in a way that participants share their experiences, have opportunity to do group exercises, reflect and draw conclusions suitable for their own environment. Group discussions and plenary sessions will be organized to suit the needs of particular topics and/or themes.

Training will be delivered through short interactive lectures, case studies, group or individual exercise, discussion, debate, snow ball and key word methods, stories, drama and role play to mention few.

To intensify their learning, participants will be asked to bring their own case studies and practice various steps and   principles shared during the training sessions to demonstrate typical PPD and LED processes.

Selection criteria of the cases can include:

  • Common/familiar PPD features, events or trends to majority participants.
  • Situations/ factors which are applicable in the LED context and are easy to understand (associate with).
  • Participants feel confident to invest their time and energy (even with no much details).
  • The presenters are ready to be a resource person and open for questions and some feedback (i.e. it might happen that some participants may raise different opinion or sometimes be critical to what is happening).

 Mode of application
Interested participants can apply through the following email address; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Send your name, institution where you are coming from and your designation. The deadline for application will be on 15th November 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted through their emails for further preparations.


UPCOMING EVENT: Short Course Training on Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Event Type: Training
Date & Time: 5 - 6 November 2018
Location/Venue: Morogoro
Event Registration: Required
Event Cost: Payments Required
Event Summary

The School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies (SAEBS) at Sokoine University of Agriculture through its wing, Bureau of Business Development Support and Consultancy Services (BBDS), announces short courses on Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation to be offered from 5th to 6th November 2018 in Morogoro.

Course fee is TSh 300,000 only, Pay your fee before 30/10/2018. Once you have paid, kindly send your proof of payment to Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mode of Payment: Payment should be deposited into Bank Account:
Bank: CRDB
Account Names: AB-CONSULT
Account Number: 0150358085700
Swift Code: CORUTZTZ

More Details Contact
Dr Felix Adamu Nandonde,
Executive Coordinator (BBS)
Mobile: +255 713 75 71 57

For Registration contact
Dr Christopher Magomba
Programme Coordinator
Mobile: +255 788 709 709
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Certificates of attendance will be issued to all training participants.

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