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.

INCREASING PRODUCTION FROM THE LAND: A Source Book on Agriculture for Teachers and Students in East Africa launched

Prof. Emmanuel Reuben Mbiha from   School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies of Sokoine University of Agriculture together with Andrew Coulson and Antony Ellman from UK  had launched a book titled    “INCREASING PRODUCTION FROM THE LAND: A Source Book on Agriculture for Teachers and Students in East Africa” was launched at   Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro Tanzania.   The event took place on    28th September 2018 at  the   School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies   (SAEBS) - MBA Lecture Room

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SAEBS Conducts its First Board Meeting

The first Board meeting of the School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies (SAEBS) held on 19th September 2018. 

SAEBS first board meeting 1

Below is SAEBS Board Members in a Group photo Sitting down from left is Dr. Adam M. Akyoo (School Dean/Secretary of the Board), Prof. JosephA. Kuzilwa (Chairperson of the Board) and Mrs Nkuvilillwa A. Simkanga (Vice Chairperson of the Board)

SAEBS first board meeting 2

Training on Qualitative data analysis Techniques

Training on Qualitative Data Analysis by Using Thematic and Content Analysis Techniques

The training held at School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies, Sokoine University of Agriculture - SUA from 7 – 10 September 2018. The training assists participants to understand two qualitative analytical techniques: thematic and content analytical techniques. The course guided participants in each step of qualitative data analysis: (i) Formulating qualitative research questions (ii) Qualitative data collection techniques (iii) Choosing the best techniques for qualitative data analysis (Thematic and content analysis) (iii) Qualitative data findings presentation (iv) Qualitative findings interpretation (v) Qualitative data presentation for professional papers journals.

The objectives of the course are three fold: to broaden understanding of the participants of qualitative research question formulation, qualitative data collection and analytical data techniques. Nine (9) participants from different countries where participated in the training who are Seshone Molimisi Ewans from South Africa, Muhajir Mussa Kwikima from Tanzania, Anna G. Monela from Tanzania Dr. DerejeKifle from Ethiopia, Felix Mlay from Tanzania Muhebera Bizimana from Rwanda, LuambanoKihoma from Tanzania, Ambrose Ibihya from Tanzania, Chacha Nyangi from Tanzania.

Facilitator: Dr. Felix Adam Nandonde
Dr. Felix Adamu Nandonde is a Lecturer in Marketing, at School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies (SAEBS), Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania. Dr. Nandonde has a PhD in Business Economics from Aalborg University in Denmark. His research works appeared in Journal of African Business, African Management Review, Ethiopian Journal of Business and Economics, British Food Journal, Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa, and International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management. He has published book chapters with Rout ledge, Springer International, IGI Global and Walter de Gruyter.

Group phot qualitative

Group photo of the qualitative data analysis participants

Q. members participated

Participants of Qualitative data Analysis techniques following the subject matters presented

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Participants of Qualitative data Analysis techniques paying attention to the subject matters presented 

Some participants

Seshone Molimisi Ewans from South Africa (left) Dr. Felix Nandonde at the middle and Dr. DerejeKifle from Ethiopia (right)


First batch of students selected to join BSc. AEA in 2018/2019

The following is a list of a First batch of students selected to join BSc. agricultural economics and agribusiness degree programmes which is hosted for the academic year 2018/2019. The programme is offered by the School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies | Sokoine University of Agriculture

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Short course on Chicken Enterprise Development in Tanzania

Short course on Chicken Enterprise Development in Tanzania: A Value Chain Approach

School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies (SAEBS) is conducting a short course that train participants on both theoretical and practical aspects of Chicken enterprise development along the chicken value chain.

The course will guide participants in each of the following topics:

  1. Understanding the chicken value chain.
  2. Potential enterprises along chicken value chain.
  3. Costing and investment analysis in chicken enterprises.
  4. Marketing of chicken value chain products

The course is taking place from 6th to 10th August 2018 in SAEBS Computer Room, SUA, Morogogo

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Nane Nane Agricultural exhibitions 2018

Again this year, School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies (SAEBS) is participating at the annual Eastern Zone Agricultural shows (Nanenane) which is taking place from 1st to 10th Augut 2018 in Morogoro at Mwalimu Julius Kabarage Nyerere (Nane Nane) grounds.

Nanenane Show 1

7TH AUGUST, 2018 Second Vice president of Zanzibar, Ambassador Seif Ali lddi visit at SAEBS pavilion in Nanenane exhibitions 2018 – Morogoro

Nanenane show 2

5TH AUGUST, 2018 Former President of The United Republic of Tanzania Hon. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete visit at SAEBS pavilion in Nanenane exhibitions 2018– Morogoro

Nanenane show 3

4TH AUGUST, 2018 Minister of Industries, Trade and Investment Hon. Charles Mwaijage at SAEBS pavilion in Nanenane exhibitions 2018 – Morogoro

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