Ms Primitiva Andrea Mboyerwa (MSc )

NAME: Ms Primitiva Andrea Mboyerwa (PhD on going, MSc.&BSc)

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BIOGRAPHY

Ms Primitiva Andrea Mboyerwa is soil scientist and agronomist specializing on soil water management for sustainable agriculture. She has five years’ experience in research, training and extension in soil sciences, climate smart agriculture, biodiversity and ecosystem conservation. She has experience of teaching at Sokoine University of Agriculture as well as secondary schools.

Currently she is doing her PhD studies at Haramaya University, Ethiopia under Africa center of excellence for climate smart agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation.

 

 

EDUCATION

2017-2021 PhD candidate, Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

2013-2015 M.Sc. Soil Science and Land Management, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania.

2010-2013 Bachelor of Science in Agronomy, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania

2007-2009 Advanced Certificate of Secondary School Education: Rugambwa High School, Tanzania

2003-2006 Ordinary Certificate of Secondary School Education: Kishogo Secondary School, Bukoba Kagera,Tanzania

1996-2002 Primary Education: Kagongo primary school, Bukoba Kagera, Tanzania.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Her research interests are on soil water management, climate smart agriculture, soil conservation, soil fertility management, agronomic fortification, farming practices and greenhouse gas emissions, optimizing water and fertilizer use efficiencies.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research fellow “Intra-Africa Regional International Staff/Student Exchange II: Food Security and Sustainable Human Wellbeing” funded project by the European Commission and the African Union; hosted by University of Ghana from September to November 2018.

 

PhD researcher, January 2019-June 2021: Effect of water management practices on greenhouse gas emission and rice production in Eastern Tanzania, PhD research project funded by World Bank, hosted by Haramaya University, Ethiopia.

 

Research fellow, 27/1/2018 to 26/2/2018 “Revolutionizing African traditional agricultural systems: how to produce more from less” Australia Awards fellowship hosted by Sydney Institute of Agriculture, The University of Sydney NSW, Australia, Funded project by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

July to August 2013: Five weeks of field practical training on coffee production company at African plantation Kilimanjaro limited (AKPL) in Moshi, Tanzania.

July to August 2012: Five weeks field practical training at Maruku Agricultural Research Institute- Kagera,Tanzania.

UNIVERSITY POSITION

Date                                                Position

September 2016 to date                 Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Soil and Geological Sciences, College of Agriculture at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro- Tanzania.

April 2015 to September 2016     Tutorial assistant, Department of Soil and Geological Sciences at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro- Tanzania.

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

April 2014 to March 2015 Agricultural Officer at Makete District under the Ministry of Agriculture, Food    and Cooperatives, Tanzania.

September to November 2013      Junior farm manager at African Plantation Limited Coffee Production Company Moshi-Tanzania.

April 2009 to June 2010 Volunteer teacher at St. Sosthenes and Mwemage secondary schools teaching science subjects (Chemistry, Biology and Geography) Kagera, Tanzania.

TEACHING AND SUPERVISION

Sokoine University of Agriculture (2015 to date )

Undergraduate courses                                    

Fundamental of Soil science,

Soil Resources

Soil water and plant nutrients dynamics

Land husbandry and Soil Conservation management

Agro meteorology

Soil physics

Principles and Practices of Climate smart agriculture

 

 

Supervision of special research projects

BSc students supervised in 2016

Kambwily Kassim Seleman; Title of the project “Characterization of ashed maize cobs for agricultural uses”.

Salum Mohamed ; Title of the project “Effectiveness of organic and inorganic mulch in conserving soil moisture”.

Mustafa Semango ; Title of the project Characterization of organic composts and their effects on the growth of maize (zea mays l.)”.

Restituta Ignas; “Title of the project “Characterization of burnt rice husk for agricultural uses”

Salum Harun; Title of the project Effects of different rates of cattle manure and urea on growth and shelf life of amaranths”

 

 

BSc students supervised in 2017

Orgenesis Daniel Lyimo; “Title of the project soil fertility evaluation in maize cultivated soils at SUA farm”.

Zena Omary; Title of the project “Effects of NPK fertilizer and poultry manure on the growth of amaranths”.

Faidhu Nyoni; Title of the project Response of maize (Zea mays l) to nitrogen and phosphorus applied to an oxisol of Morogoro in Tanzania”.

Habiba Othuman Bakari ; Title of the project Evaluation of micronutrients in common beans variety (kablanket) under fertile soil”.

PUBLICATIONS

Primitiva Andrea Mboyerwa (2018). Potentials of system of rice intensification (SRI) in climate change adaptation and mitigation. A review. International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research Vol.6 (9), pp. 160-168.

  1. M. Primitiva, E. M. M. Marwa and A.K. Kaaya (2018). Characterization of selected gypsites of Tanzania for agricultural use. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science. IJPSS, 23(4): 1-9, 2018; Article no.IJPSS.42205, ISSN: 2320-7035.

Primitiva Andrea (2015). Characterization of selected gypsites of Tanzania and assessment of their effectiveness as plant nutrient source and soil amendment. MSc thesis, accessed through Sokoine University of Agriculture Institutional Repository (SUAIR) http://suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456789/1215/PRIMITIVA%20ANDREA.pdf?seque

 

 

Reviewed unpublished papers during PhD coursework (December 2017 to August 2018)

Seasonal variation of soil physical properties under different water managements in irrigated rice.

Carbon stocks, Carbon Sequestration, and Greenhouse-gas fluxes in Ecosystems.

 The role of biodiversity in carbon sequestration as a function of ecosystem services.

How biological diversity depends on cultural diversity?.

Impacts of climate change and variability on crop production in Tanzania.

Comparison of spatial interpolation methods for soil moisture and its application for monitoring drought.

Importance of biotechnology on soil microbial communities

Improving Agricultural Production Systems to Climate Variability and Change. What’s the Role of Models.

Climate change impacts on water resources in Tanzania.

Concept of producing more per drop of water. What is working and what is not working?

 

AWARDS, PRIZES & SCHOLARSHIPS

Research exchange scholarship with support from the European Commission and the African Union under the project titled “Intra-Africa Regional International Staff/Student Exchange II: Food Security and Sustainable Human Wellbeing”. Hosted by University of Ghana from September to November 2018.

Australia Awards fellowship hosted by Sydney Institute of Agriculture, The University of Sydney NSW, Australia under the project titled “Revolutionizing African traditional agricultural systems: how to produce more from less” Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) 27/1/2018 to 26/2/2018.

PhD scholarship awarded by World Bank under the project titled “Africa Center of Excellence for Climate Smart Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation” hosted by Haramaya University, Ethiopia (2017-2021).

Master of Science scholarship funded by the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), under “Advancing soil healthy project” awarded to students with excellent academic performance from November 2013 to November 2015 at Sokoine University of Agriculture.

Prize of best third year student in B.Sc. Agronomy class of 2013 awarded by the Department of Soil Science 28th November 2013 at Sokoine University of Agriculture Tanzania.

BSc. scholarship funded by the Government of Republic of Tanzania to students with high academic achievement from October 2010 to October 2013.

TRAININGS/CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS ATTENDED

São Paulo School of Advanced Methane Science hosted by University of São Paulo, Brazil 16th October-26th October 2018.

Science forum 2018 “Win more, lose less: Capturing synergies between SDGs through agricultural research” co-hosted by CGIAR’s Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) at Stellenbosch, Cape town, South Africa 10th -12th October 2018.

Scientific writing and publication 3rd February 2017 held at Sokoine University of Agriculture premises, Tanzania.

Strategic partnerships conference & exhibition under the theme: Investing in agriculture Research and innovation clusters; a pathway to industrialization in Tanzania 27th-28th February 2017 hosted by Sokoine University of Agriculture premises.

Mentoring Orientation Workshop 28th June through 1st July 2016 held at Morogoro Hotel in Tanzania.

Didactics and pedagogical (teaching strategies/methods) 7th -9th October 2015 under project entitled “Enhancing the quality of graduates of Agriculture to meet tomorrow’s food security challenges (PREPARE-BSC project) Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

Online Manuscript submission with support from Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Science (TAJAS) January 2016 hosted by Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania.

Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) 28th biennial conference 23rd-27th November 2015 Morogoro Hotel in Tanzania.

Agricultural Policy/Environmental eXtender Model (APEX) (Apex.tamu.edu) on "Integrated Decision Support System (IDSS)” from July 27th to July 31st, 2015 training held at Sokoine University of Agriculture-Tanzania.

The Alliance for A Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Workshop, August 2012; How AGRA is aiming to bring green revolution in Kagera Region, hosted by Maruku Agricultural Research Institute,Tanzania.

August 2012; attended the workshop prepared by socio-economic section at Maruku Agricultural research Institute, Participatory market chain Approach (PMCA) in sweet potatoes.

 

 

POSITION HELD AT UNIVERSITY

Acting Head of Department, Department of Soil and Geological Sciences College of Agriculture at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania from 6th to 18th September 2016.

Coordinator of Field Practical Training, Department Soil and Geological sciences, Sokoine University of Agriculture, 2015-2017.

MEMBERSHIP TO SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

Soil science society of East Africa (SSSEA) 2014 to date

Tanzania Agronomy society (TAS) 2010 to date