School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies (SAEBS) - Sokoine University of Agriculture is making a significant contribution  to bring the solution to the challenge of youth employment and also succeeding in changing the mindset of university graduate in Tanzania.


Hon. Anthony Mavunde

Deputy Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office responsible for Youth Employment, Hon. Anthony Mavunde has officiated  the event. And handed over tickets to 12 SUA graduates travelling to the United States of America (USA) for a practical training  (Internship) program through  Sokoine University Graduate  Entreprenurs  (SUGECO) members

The deputy minister used that opportunity to urge those travelling to America to make sure they become good ambassadors for Sokoine University of Agriculture and Tanzania and return with knowledge and skills that will help the Nation

He said that Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in recent years has been active particularly in solving the challenge of youth employment and changing the mindset of youth from focusing merely on being employed but to employ themselves via entrepreneurship activities.


Vice-Chancellor of the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Prof. Raphael Chibunda has praised the five-phase government for providing development funds to SUA over the years and he assured the deputy minister that SUA is continuing working on various programs and projects that help to increase productivity and asked the government to allocate more funds for research in agriculture and livestock sectorSUGECO2

Prof. Peter Gillah

 On the other hand, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Peter Gillah congratulated SUGECO for launching this practical training program for youth whereby they send them on various countries including Israel and now in America and that has inspired many young people to make sure they come back with different skills that will bring a positive change in the agriculture sector

'Among the graduates, Mr. Rahimu Khamis said they are going to America with a objective of learning various agriculture skills and technology due to the country being technologically advanced. He added that this is an important opportunity for them to study and will return to the country with new zeal to face the challenges and provide solutions to farming challenges in the country.'



Dr. Anna Temu, SUGECO Chair and Founder