Mr. Daniel Isdory (BSc)

NAME: Mr. DANIEL ISDORY (BSc. & MSc on going)

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BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Daniel Isdory is a soil scientist and an agronomist with specialization in the discipline of Pedology/Soil Survey/Land Evaluation. He has an experience in assisting the teaching and practical supervision of soil science courses in the areas of soil genesis, soil morphology, soil classification, soil survey and agricultural land use planningfor undergraduate students at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). Mr. Isdory is also interested in the research, outreach activities and consultancies in not only his areas of specialization but also the fields of agronomy, organic farming, soil fertility management and digital soil mapping. He is a member of Tanzania Agronomy Society (TAS), East Africa Organic Movement, Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) and Sokoine University of AgricultureAcademic Staff Association (SUASA).

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

Ongoing: MSc Soil Science and Land Management, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania, 2017- October, 2019. Supervisors: Prof Balthazar Michael Msanya and Dr. Boniface H. J. Massawe.

BSc Agronomy, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania, 2014. Supervisor: Prof Method Kilasara.

Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSEE), Ifunda Technical Secondary School , Iringa Region, Tanzania, 2010.

Certificate of Secondary Education (CSEE), Itwelele Secondary School, Rukwa Region, Tanzania, 2008.

UNIVERSITY POSITION AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Tutorial Assistant,Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania: 5th January, 2016 to date.

 

TEACHING UNDERGRAGUATE UNIVERSITY COURSES

Soil classification.

Agricultural land use planning.

Introductory geology and soil formation.

Fundamentals of soil science.

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

November, 2014 – March, 2015: Agronomist at Bytrade Tanzania Ltd. Responsible for seed and pesticide demonstration management and extension to farmers and customers with regard to uses of agrochemicals and improved seeds as well as good agronomic practices for crop production.

March, 2015 to December, 2015:Field Project Officer based in Iringa at a project “Increasing Irrigation Water Productivity in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe through on Farm Monitoring, Adaptive Management and Agriculture Innovation Platforms”.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Mr. Isdory has wide range of research interests that include soil and associated land resources characterization and mapping, soil genesis, soil morphology and classification; agricultural land evaluation; digital soil mapping for generation of geographically referenced soil databases in Tanzania;agronomy; organic farming;soil fertility management for enhancing crop productivityand updating laboratory soil analysis methods for tropical soils.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Status of macro and micro nutrients in selected soils of Moshi Rural District in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.BSc Special research project report, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), 2014.(Unpublished).Supervisor: Prof Method Kilasara.

ITCOA, (2014). Agro-ecosystem health on small-holder coffee farms: A Case Study of Bushenyi District in Western Uganda. (Unpublished).

Ongoing MSc. Research (2017-2019)

Predictionof soil salinity spatial distribution and its management implications for rice production at Magozi Irrigation Scheme, Iringa, Tanzania.Supervisors: Prof. Balthazar Michael Msanya and Dr. Boniface H. J. Massawe.

FELLOWSHIP, AWARDS AND HONORS

MSc scholarship awarded by Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to students with higher BSc academic achievement: 2017-2019.

BSc sponsorship awarded by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania to students with higher academic achievement: 2011-2014.

Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives (MAFSC) Prize, Overall Best Final Year Student in BSc Agronomy 2011/2014.

Department of Soil Science Prize, SUA, Best 3rd Year Student in BSc Agronomy 2013/2014.

BACAS Prize SUA, Best Male Student in the Faculty of Agriculture, 2011/2014.

SUA Vice Chancellor Prize, Best 1st Year Student in BSc Agronomy 2011/2012.

ATTENDED TRAININGS

 

Attended training on University Teaching and Learning Improvement Programme (UTLIP) organized by Quality Assurance and Promotion Bureau of the Sokoine University of Agriculture on 5th - 9th June, 2017.

Attended a training course on DIDACTICS AND PEDAGOGICAL SKILLS on 2nd - 4th March, 2017 at Mikumi organized by SUA through BSU II project.

22nd – 26th February, 2016: Attended short course training in QGIS, QSWAT and SWATCUP Open source tools for Hydrological and Agro-ecological Modeling conducted by Aarhus University of Denmark in collaboration with the Sokoine University of Agriculture, February 2016. Under the Building Stronger Universities Project, Agro-Ecology Focus Area, Morogoro, Tanzania.

10th – 31st July, 2014: Attended an International Training Course in Organic Agriculture (ITCOA) conducted at Makerere University, in Kampala, Uganda where I was awarded a certificate of participation.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Member: Tanzania Agronomy Society (TAS).

Member: East Africa Organic Movement.

Member: Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA).