Research Strength


The strength of SUA in research is based on a large number of highly trained agricultural and natural resources manpower in the country. Currently, there are about 240 qualified researchers and out of these about 170 are PhD degree holders who normally undertake both basic and applied research. In addition to academic members of staff there are also a total of 280 postgraduate and more than 2000 undergraduate students who also contribute significantly to the University's research efforts and achievements. Furthermore, there are also about 70 well-trained technicians that provide the supportive services on technical matters. The names and qualifications of these scientists are published annually in the University Prospectus.

 

Research Facilities

The University has well equipped laboratories with ample space in almost all disciplines of agricultural sciences. In addition, researchers and students have access to the Internet services in the University. The other facilities include 3,350ha of land for research and production in Morogoro, 840 ha of forest land in Arusha for research and production and about 320 ha of virgin forest for research in Usambara mountains near Tanga.

SUA hosts the Sokoine National Agricultural Library which serves both as a university library for Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) as well as a national agricultural library for Tanzania. The library holds about 100,000 volumes of books and periodicals. The Library Catalogue can be searched through the Internet. In addition, the library holds a number of CD-ROM databases, and provides Internet services including access to full text journal articles on agriculture and allied sciences.