Mr. Daniel Masumbuko Nhunda (BSc)

NAME: Mr. Daniel  M. Nhunda (BSc.)

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BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Daniel Nhunda is a soil scientist and an agronomist with specialization in the discipline of Soil Fertility and land Productivity/Plant Nutrition. He has an experience in assisting the teaching and practical supervision of soil science courses in the areas of Soil Fertility and Land Productivity & Agricultural Chemistry for undergraduate students at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). Mr. Nhunda is also interested in the research, outreach activities and consultancies in the fields of agronomy, organic farming, soil fertility management, Plant Nutrition Soil Chemistry and Soil Plant relationship.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

  • · BSc Agronomy, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania, 2017. Supervisor: Dr. H. Tindwa
  • · Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education(ACSEE), Sengerema Secondary School , Mwanza Region, Tanzania, 2007.
  • · Certificate of Secondary Education(CSEE), Katunguru  Secondary School, Mwanza Region, Tanzania, 2003.

UNIVERSITY POSITION AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Tutorial Assistant, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania: 20th September, 2018 to date.

TEACHING UNDERGRAGUATE UNIVERSITY COURSES

  • · Soil Fertility and Land Productivity.
  • · Agricultural chemistry.
  • · Plant Nutrition.
  • · Fundamentals of soil science.

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

Agricultural Officer/District Agricultural statistical Officer

Muleba District Council

January 2012 – September 2018. Kagera, Tanzania.

  • · As Agricultural Officer at District was responsible for :
  • · Setting annual crop production goals in collaboration with the Village and Ward extension officers
  • · AGRA District coordinator from September 2017 –September 2018
  • · Preparation of the District annual agricultural input and food budget
  • · Supervising the implementation of crop production in the District 
  • · Collecting and compiling the district food production data
  • · Managing and coordinating ARDS System at District level.
  • · Transfer and promotion of technologies from research stations to clients (farmers)
  • · Training and supervising the Village and Ward extension officers on Agricultural data management
  • · Preparing monthly and annual food production reports to the Regional secretariat and the Ministry of Agriculture

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interest include:

  • · Soil fertility management and Land Productivity
  • · Plant Nutrition
  • · Soil Chemistry
  • · Soil Plant relationship
  • · Nutrient cycling in Agriculture

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Establishment of Standard Biological Oxygen Demand in Waste Water based in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania. BSc Special research project report, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), 2017.(Unpublished).Supervisor: Dr. H.Tindwa

FELLOWSHIP, AWARDS AND HONORS

BSc sponsorship awarded by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania to students with higher academic achievement: 2014-2017.

Department of Soil Science Prize, SUA, Best 3rd Year Student in BSc Agronomy 2017.

SUA Vice Chancellor Prize, Best 1st Year Student in BSc Agronomy 2014/2015.

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Member: Tanzania Agronomy Society (TAS)griculture