The closure of Sokoine Memorial week celebrations at SUA on 27th May 2021 was graced by His Excellence Dr. Philip Mpango, the Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania (URT), following a warm gesture of welcome from Hon. Prof. Joyce Ndalichako (MP), the Minister for Education Science and Technology. Prof. Ndalichako emphasized the significant role that SUA is playing to Tanzania and the world at large in honor of the former Prime Minister of the URT. She also insisted on the importance and significance of research and innovations that were showcased during memorial week.

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His Excellency Dr. Philip Mpango, the Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania (URT).

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  Hon. Prof. Joyce Ndalichako (MP), the Minister for Education Science and Technology.

The Minister’s remarks were preceded by the Vice Chancellor’s speech, Prof. Raphael Chibunda's speech that detailed the connections between SUA and Hon. Edward Sokoine. He explained in detail to why the event was being celebrated. The Department of Crop Science and Horticulture (DCSH) showcased various innovations. The innovations included but not limited to the high-yielding and disease-resistant banana variety (FHIA 17), an early maturing rice variety (Mwangaza), mobile plant disease diagnostic laboratory, and grafted/budded fruit seedlings. These innovations attracted most attendants to the DCSH pavilion.

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If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done. -Thomas Jefferson


The DCSH is currently participating in the Sokoine memorial week which is held at Sokoine University of Agriculture from 24th-27th May 2021. The theme of the week is “Agricultural Technologies, Productivity and Market Competitiveness in Tanzania:   Towards an Upper-Middle-Income Country”.The week's activities involve exhibitions of agricultural technologies, sports, and games, hospital services, animal hospital services, blood donation, and a Scientific Conference.

The opening ceremony was commenced by Hon.Mashimba Mashauri Ndaki the Minister for Livestock and Fisheries.

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Dr Kudra Abdul , head of DCSH in the middle Prof.Raphael Chibunda Vice-Chancellor explaining about seedlings production at SUA and Hon.Mashimba M.Ndaki , the Minister for Livestock and Fisheries.

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For our beloved first year students, as you start this academic journey 2021/2023 you are safe under the wings of DCSH.

The academic journey is not always smooth, therefore you need someone to guide your carrier pathway and advise you on certain matters. Keep calm and meet with your academic advisor.

Academic advisors provide intensive advising support through regular contact with their advisees. Advisors help students explore their academic interests, identify resources for additional information and support, and develop plans of study appropriate for their educational goals. They also refer students to other campus offices for assistance in academic, personal,  career counseling, and academic skills development.


Click the links below to download the names of academic advisors as per your degree program.




 “The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Gandhi

DCSH Sports Bonanza was held on 7th February 2021 to strengthen the social bond between the Department of Crop Science and the Department of Soil and Geological  Science. The Bonanza was sponsored by a betting company WIN PRINCESS. We are grateful to our sponsors and we appreciate their contribution to sports and fitness to the youths.

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Various games were performed such as football, volleyball, and rope pulling game. Ladies from BSc. Agriculture general won against BSc.Horticulture in the rope pulling game. In the football game BSc.Agriculture general lost the game to BSc.Agronomy by accepting 4-2 goals scores.On the other game BSc.Agriculture general and BSc.Horticulture drew in the match by a 1-1 goal score. Lastly, the match between BSc.Horticulture and BSc.Agronomy ended up by BSc.Horticulture lost to BSc.Agronomy by 2-0 goals scores making the guest team BSc.Agronomy the WINNER.


Ladies from BSc.Agriculture general before the match, they WON against BSc.Horticulture.

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Some funny photos after the bonanza.


 “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” – Dean Karnazes

World vegetable summit with the theme power on your plate was held from 25th-28th January 2021 at Gran Melia Hotel, Arusha Tanzania. The main objective was diversifying food systems with African Traditional Vegetables to increase health, nutrition, and wealth.

It was our pleasure to welcome postgraduate students at DCSH for the academic year 2020/2021.

Dr. Richard R.Madege, the Chairman-DCSH postgraduate studies committee, held a short orientation meeting with new postgraduate students in order to elaborate on regulations and guidelines governing the conduct of postgraduate studies at SUA. Although much more prospective master students are expected, on the orientation day, twelve students were present; 10 students taking master degree in Crop Science (various specializations; Agronomy, Crop Protection, Horticulture, and Plant breeding) and two of them taking the newly launched Master degree program in Seed Technology and Business.


Congratulations to all graduates from DCSH 2020

On 18th, December 2020, it was the 36th SUA graduation ceremony held at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Square of the Solomon Mahlangu campus. In the graduation list, the DCSH had the following qualifiers; 2 Ph.D. students, 13 Master degree in Crop Science, 112 and 130 graduates of Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture and Agriculture general respectively.


Master of Crop Science students during the graduation ceremony



AGCSome students from the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture general during the graduation ceremony.


Students of the Bachelor of Science in Horticulture during the graduation ceremony.

Congratulations to Academic and non-academic members of staff for making this happen, be blessed.


Some members of staff DCSH during the graduation ceremony, in the middle Head of Department Dr.Abdul Kudra, followed by Dr.Lilian Shechambo and Dr.Newton Kilasi  (on the right), Madam Caroline Maro and Madam Hekima Mliga (on the left ).

Congratulations, you have made it up the academic ladder. Be bold, be courageous, be your best in your future endeavors. We expect to see you again in the future at DCSH for various missions, you’re warmly welcome.

Final year students BSc.Horticulture and Agriculture general kindly click the links below to find your supervisor for special projects. Please see your supervisors as soon as possible, but also download research guidelines and dissertation preparation guidelines to make your work easy.

We wish you all the best.....!!!


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“Research is the highest form of adoration”
― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin