H.D. Mtui

NAME: Hosea Dunstan Mtui 
ACADEMIC RANK: Senior Lecturer (PhD)
EDUCATION: BSc Horticulture (SUA); MSc Horticulture and Crop Sconce (The Ohio State University – USA); PhD (SUA)
RESEARCH INTEREST: Horticultural Crop Production, Integrated Pest Management, Postharvest Technology
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Dr. Hosea Dunstan Mtui is a Senior Lecturer, Researcher, and Consultant in Horticulture and Postharvest Technology at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). He holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from SUA, Master of Science in Horticulture and Crop Science from The Ohio State University, USA and PhD in Crop Science from SUA researching extensively on The Effects of Pre- and Post-harvest Treatments on Tomato Yield and Losses in Morogoro and Arusha Regions. He has been working on most horticultural crops with special attention to horticultural crops agronomy, shelf life extension techniques, post-harvest physiology and handling systems. Currently, he is teaching courses related to Horticultural Crops Production Systems and Postharvest Physiology and Technology to both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has vast research experience in working with farmers, delivering technologies on vegetable crop production and postharvest handling. He is a member of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a USAID-funded project since 2005. He is also a postharvest specialist of the project titled Enhanced Preservation of Fruits Using Nanotechnology aiming at reducing postharvest fruit losses of banana, mango, and citrus.

Dr. Mtui participated in training farmers on good agricultural practices for tomato and onion production in Morogoro and Iringa Regions. He participated in developing IPM packages for postharvest loss reduction on tomatoes and onions working closely with farmers and extension agents in the project areas. He has conducted several consultancy works including Citrus Value Chain Analysis in Tanga Region (2013) and Citrus Characterization (2016) – funded by SIDO through MUVI project, Developing training manuals and conduct training on selected fruits, vegetables and spices for the MALIMBICHI Project (2015) – funded by MVIWATA and Capacity building in establishing high tunnel tomato production at Reca Farm, Dar es Salaam (2014) funded by Reca Farm Limited and Capacity building in organic farming and establishment of demonstration plots (2018) funded by World Vision – Tanzania.

He has published 10 articles in peer reviewed journals and several extension materials. Dr, Mtui is currently the Leader of the Horticulture Section