Dr Boniface Massawe

Name:   Boniface Hussein John Massawe (PhD)

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EDUCATION

Qualification obtained

Year

University/ College/ School Attended

Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations (CSEE)

1994

Moshi Secondary School – Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania.

Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations (ACSEE)

1997

Moshi Secondary School – Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania.

BSc. Agronomy

2002

Sokoine University of Agriculture

MSc. Land Use Planning and Management

2011

Sokoine University of Agriculture

PhD

2015

Ohio State University, USA

 

RESEARCH 

Research team member, project Title: Geospatial and ICT capacities in Tanzanian Higher Education Institutions (GEO-ICT). Project Duration: 2017 – 2020. Coordinating Institution: University of Turku, Finland

Research team member, Project title: Bringing evidence to bear on negotiating ecosystem service and livelihood trade-offs in sustainable agricultural intensification in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Zambia. Project is a part of the Sustainable Agricultural Intensification Research and Learning in Africa (SAIRLA) program funded by UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). Project time: 2016-2020. The Project is based at ICRAF, Nairobi.

Student researcher (PhD): Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI) Project. 2012 – 2015

June 8 – August 31, 2011: I was a visiting Soil Scientist Researcher at the Soil Lab of the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Student researcher (MSc): Landscape-ecological clarification of bubonic plague distribution and outbreaks in the western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania (LEPUS) Project, 2009 - 2010.

 

 Student Research Supervision

 

Postgraduate:

Jackson, Z (2019). Land evaluation and suitability assessment of soils for crops produced in Butuguri ward, Butiama district in Mara region, Tanzania. Sokoine University of Agriculture. (MSc)

Isdori, Daniel (on-going). Prediction of spatial distribution of soil salinity and its management implications for rice production at Magozi irrigation scheme, Iringa, Tanzania. Sokoine University of Agriculture. Dissertation in writing stage stage. (MSc)

Mwakinyala, Nicolaus (on-going). Pedological characterization and classification of soils of MATI Mubondo farm, Kasulu Kigoma Tanzania. In course work and proposal development stage

Bazugba, Isaac (on-going). Multi-criteria land suitability evaluation of rainfed hybrid maize in the Greenbelt zone, Gbudue State, South Sudan. Sokoine University of Agriculture. Incorporating comments after proposal’s seminar presentation

Undergraduate:

Nsongoma, M. J. L. (2016). Assessment of crop types allocated on soils classified based on indigenous knowledge in Mkundi area of Morogoro, Tanzania. Sokoine University of Agriculture (AGR/E/2013/0001)

Masam, T. S. (2016). Comparing different soil bulk density determination methods using Ferralsols, Acrisols and Fluvisols. Sokoine University of Agriculture. (AGR/E/2013/0078)

Kajoro, M. (2016). Mapping recent levels of nitrogen (n) on different land uses at SUA Solomon Mahlangu Campus (SMC) Farm, Morogoro, Tanzania. Sokoine University of Agriculture. (AGR/D/2013/0046)

Maulidi, N. (2016). Mapping surface soil iron levels for various crops productions at SUA Magadu Farms in Morogoro, Tanzania. Sokoine University of Agriculture (AGR/D/2013/0032)

Samson, P. (2017). Mapping continous vertical distribution of soil pH in selected Acrisols, Vertisols and Ferralsols profiles of SUA Magadu Farm, Morogoro Urban. Sokoine University of Agriculture (AGR/D/20013/0082)

Semetei, Z. (2017). Yield response of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) to different rates of phosphorus fertilizer in Morogoro. Sokoine University of Agriculture (AGR/D/2014/0070)

Samwel, T. (2017). Predicting and mapping levels of soil iron in Magadu Farm at SUA, Morogoro, Tanzania. Sokoine University of Agriculture (AGR/D/2014/0002)

Kayanda, B. W. (2018). Mapping levels of soils pH and electrical conductivity for crop production in Inyala ward, Mbeya, Tanzania. Sokoine University of Agriculture (AGR/E/2015/0057)

Muna, M. Y. (2018). Comparison of soil properties status under controlled against noncontrolled environment at Crop Museum, SUA, Morogoro. Sokoine University of Agriculture (AGR/E/2015/0065)

Mbega, P. (2018). Variation of soil properties with distance from tree trunk of Faidherbia albida: A Case of Mbarali District, Mbeya, Tanzania. Sokoine University of Agriculture (AGR/E/2015/0067)

Stanslaus, L. M. (2018). Complementary survey for mapping the spatial distribution of surface soil iron from Magadu Farm at Sua, Morogoro, Tanzania. Sokoine University of Agriculture (AGR/D/2015/0037)

Fidelis, Y. (2018). Evaluation and mapping of iron nutrient levels for different crops production at SUA Magadu Farm in Morogoro, Tanzania. Sokoine University of Agriculture (AGR/E/2015/0052)

Aggrey Thobias Sanga (Ongoing) Assessment and mapping of surface soil micronutrient contents in SUA model farm Reg. No. AGR/D/2016/0053

Anton Peter G (Ongoing) Assessment and mapping of CEC and exchangeable bases in the SUA model farm surface soil Reg. No. AGR/D/2016/0001

James Martin (Ongoing) Assessment and mapping of surface soil pH, electrical conductivity and soil texture in the SUA model farm. Reg. No. AGR/D/2016/0013

Kitalagwa Daudi Madida (Ongoing). Assessment and mapping of nitrogen, phosphorus, and organic carbon levels in the SUA model farm surface soils. Reg. No. AGR/E/2016/0070

Mwipugi, L.E. (Ongoing) Assessment of soil fertility status for production of maize and sunflower at Kimambila- Mvomero Morogoro Tanzania. Reg. No. AGR/D/2016/0039

Masele, M. E (Ongoing). Assessment of different sizes of polythene bags on development of cashew seedlings. Reg. No. REG NO: AGR/E/2015/0068

Kingu, Amani J (Ongoin) Pedological characterization and classification of some soils of Bagamoyo District, Coast Region, Tanzania, using the 2014 versions of the USDA Soil Taxonomy and the World Reference Base for Soil Resources. Reg. No: AGR/D/2016/0021  

Kikungwe, Sebastian Enock (Ongoing) Pedological characterization and classification of some soils of Sumbawanga District, Tanzania, using the 2014 versions of the USDA Soil Taxonomy and the World Reference Base for Soil Resources. Reg. No: AGR/E/2016/0068

Malambugi, Novatus E (Ongoing) Pedological characterization and classification of some typical soils of former Basotu Wheat Farm, Tanzania, using the 2014 versions of the USDA Soil Taxonomy and the World Reference Base for Soil Resources. Reg. No: AGR/D/2016/0029

Mpinda, Grace Christopher (Ongoing) Pedological characterization and classification of some soils of Musa Mijanga Irrigation Scheme, Hai District, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania, using the 2014 versions of the USDA Soil Taxonomy and the World Reference Base for Soil Resources. Reg. No: AGR/D/2016/0037

Rashid, Rashid M (Ongoing). Pedological characterization and classification of some soils of Kikafu Chini Irrigation Scheme, Hai District, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania, using the 2014 versions of the USDA Soil Taxonomy and the World Reference Base for Soil Resources. Reg. No: AGR/E/2016/0079

Yahya, Michael S (Ongoing) Pedological characterization and classification of some soils of Kibaha District (Chrismill Farm), Coast Region Region, Tanzania, using the 2014 versions of the USDA Soil Taxonomy and the World Reference Base for Soil Resources. Reg. No: AGR/D/2016/0060

MEMBERSHIP TO SCIENTIFIC ORGANISATIONS AND COMMITTEES

  • Founder member, Tanzania Agronomy Society (TAS)
  • Treasurer, Tanzania Agronomy Society (TAS)
  • Member, Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA)
  • Chairperson, College of Agriculture Website Content Committee
  • Chairperson, Department of Soil and Geological Sciences Research and Publication Committee
  • Chairperson, Land Quality Technical Committee, Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS)
  • Board member, Sokoine National Agricultural Library (SNAL)

 PUBLICATIONS

       PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Journal articles

Massawe, B.H.J., A.K. Kaaya and B.K. Slater (2019). Involving small holder farmers in the agricultural land use planning process using Analytic Hierarchy Process in rice farming systems of Kilombero Valley, Tanzania. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 14(7):395-405. DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2018.13714

 

2.1.1.2 Massawe, B.H.J., S.K. Subburayalu, A.K. Kaaya, L. Winowiecki, B. K. Slater. 2018. Mapping numerically classified soil taxa on Kilombero Valley, Tanzania using machine learning. Geoderma, 311:143-148

2.1.1.3 Massawe, B.H.J., L. Winowiecki, J.L. Meliyo, J. D.J. Mbogoni, B. M. Msanya, D. Kimaro, J. Deckers, H. Gulinck, C. Lyamchai, G. Sayula, E. Msoka, T-G. Vagen, G. Brush, N. A. Jelinskii, 2017. Assessing drivers of soil properties and classification in the West Usambara mountains, Tanzania. Geoderma Regional 11 (2017) 141–154

2.1.1.4 Meliyo, J.L., B.M. Msanya, D.N. Kimaro, B.H.J. Massawe, P. Hieronimo, L.S. Mulungu, J. Deckers, H. Gulinck. 2016. Variability of soil organic carbon with landforms and land use in the Usambara Mountains of Tanzania. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management. 7(9):123-132, DOI: 10.5897/JSSEM2016.0557

2.1.1.5 Leigh Winowiecki, Tor-Gunnar Va°gen, Boniface Massawe, Nicolas A. Jelinski, Charles Lyamchai, George Sayula, and Elizabeth Msoka. 2016. Landscape-scale variability of soil health indicators: effects of cultivation on soil organic carbon in the Usambara Mountains of Tanzania. Nutr Cycl Agroecosyst. 105(3): 263 – 274 DOI 10.1007/s10705-015-9750-1

2.1.1.6 Joel L. Meliyo, Boniface H. J. Massawe, Leon Brabers, Balthazar M. Msanya, Didas N. Kimaro, Loth S. Mulungu, Nganga I. Kihupi, Jozef A. Deckers, Hubert Gulinck, and Herwig Leirs. 2015. Status and Variability of Soil Micronutrients with Landforms in the Plague Focus of Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 4(4):389-403

2.1.1.7 Joel L. Meliyo, Leon Brabers, Boniface H. J. Massawe, Balthazar M. Msanya, Didas N. Kimaro, Loth S. Mulungu, Nganga I. Kihupi, Jozef A. Deckers, Hubert Gulinck, and Herwig Leirs. 2015. The Effect of Soil Physical Properties and Soil Microclimate on Rodent Burrows’ Abundance and their Characteristics in Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International, 2(2): 105-119

2.1.1.8 Joel L. Meliyo, Boniface H.J. Massawe, Balthazar M. Msanya, Didas N. Kimaro, Proches Hieronimo, Loth S. Mulungu, Nganga I. Kihupi, Jozef A. Deckers, Hubert Gulinck, Herwig Leirs. (2014) Landform and surface attributes for prediction of rodent burrows in the Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research, Volume 16 number 3; Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/thrb.v16i3.5