Sokoine University of Agriculture

Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) is a public university in Morogoro, Tanzania, specializing in agriculture.[1][2] The university is named after the country's second prime minister Edward Sokoine.

Sokoine University of Agriculture
Chuo Kikuu cha Sokoine cha Kilimo  (Swahili)
MottoArdhi ni Hazina  (Swahili)
Motto in English
Land is Treasure
Established1984 (1984)
ChairmanHon.Mohamed Chande Othman
ChancellorHon. Joseph Sinde Warioba
Vice-ChancellorProf. Raphael Tihelwa Chibunda

Coordinates: 6°51′5″S 37°39′26″E / 6.85139°S 37.65722°E / -6.85139; 37.65722
ColorsGreen and Yellow
AffiliationsAAU, ACU
WebsiteUniversity Website
An outdoor poultry demonstration at Sokoine University of Agriculture.


Sokoine University of Agriculture was established on 1 July 1984 by Parliamentary Act No. 6 of the same year. It is 3.0 km from the centre of Morogoro Municipality, which is about 200 km west of Dar es Salaam. The university is made up of four campuses and one constituent college. The campuses are the

  • Moringe (Main) and Solomon Mahlangu campuses in Morogoro
  • Olmotonyi Campus in Arusha
  • Mazumbai Campus in Lushoto

SUA has six mandates: selling, customs care, training, research, consultancy and outreach. SUA offers training that lead to awards of certificates, diplomas, bachelors, masters, and doctorates. Non-degree programmes include Diploma in Information and Library Science, Diploma in Records, Archives and Information Management, Diploma in Animal Health and Production, Diploma in Laboratory Technology.

The Sokoine National Agricultural Library is SUA's Library and the Tanzania National Agricultural Library. The library provides services to the university community and other stakeholders in the agricultural and related sectors, it also offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Information Sciences.


The university traces its roots back to 1965 in Morogoro, where it initially began as an agriculture college offering diploma training in agricultural practices. After the dissolution of the East African Community in 1970, the University of East Africa, which was the only university in East Africa offering agriculture degrees in the region, was also dissolved. This led the Government of Tanzania to create a domestic institution, which led to the establishment of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Dar es Salaam. Sokoine Agriculture College fell under this umbrella and under the mandate of the University of Dar es Salaam, started to offer Bachelors of Science in Agriculture.[3]

Further progress continued to develop in the Faculty of Agriculture; in 1974 the Division of Forestry was established and in 1976 the division of veterinary science was established. This led to the faculty's renaming to the "Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Sciences". With growing enrollment numbers, the parliament decided to separate the faculty and create a fully fledged university to help boost agriculture growth in the country.[4][5] Through Parliamentary Act No. 6 of 1984, the faculty was then transformed into a university and today is known as Sokoine University of Agriculture.


Undergraduate coursesEdit

The university trains students at undergraduate levels leading to undergraduate degree awards in the following 24 academic disciplines;

  1. BSc. Agriculture General
  2. BSc. Agronomy
  3. BSc. Human Nutrition
  4. BSc. Food Science and Technology
  5. BSc. Horticulture
  6. BSc. Applied Agricultural Extension
  7. BSc. Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness
  8. BSc. Aquaculture
  9. BSc. Range Management
  10. BSc. Animal Science
  11. BSc. Agricultural Engineering
  12. BSc. Forestry
  13. BSc. Wildlife Management
  14. Bachelor of Tourism Management
  15. Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine
  16. BSc. Biotechnology and Laboratory Sciences
  17. BSc. Environmental Sciences and Management
  18. BSc. Education (Chemistry & Biology; Chemistry & Mathematics; Geography & Biology; Geography & Mathematics and Information Technology & Mathematics options)
  19. BSc. Information Technology
  20. Bachelor of Rural Development
  21. BSc. Agricultural Education
  22. Bachelor of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences
  23. BSc. Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering
  24. BSc. Bio-process and Post-harvest Engineering

Postgraduate coursesEdit

The university offers the following master's degree programmes leading to a master's award in the following 38 academic disciplines;

  1. MSc. Agricultural Economics
  2. MBA (Agribusiness)
  3. Master in Applied Agricultural Economics
  4. MBA (Evening Programme)
  5. MSc. Agricultural Education and Extension
  6. MSc. Agricultural Engineering
  7. MSc. Irrigation Engineering and Management
  8. MSc. Land Use Planning and Management
  9. MSc. Crop Science
  10. MSc. Soil Science and Land Management
  11. MSc. Tropical Animal Production
  12. MSc. Food Science
  13. MSc. Human Nutrition
  14. MSc. Forestry
  15. MSc. Ecosystems science and Management
  16. Master of Natural Resources for Sustainable Agriculture
  17. MSc. Wildlife Management
  18. Master of Veterinary Medicine
  19. MSc. Comparative Animal Physiology
  20. MSc. Biochemistry
  21. MSc. Clinical Chemistry
  22. MSc. Pharmacology
  23. MSc. Applied Toxicology
  24. MSc. Anatomy
  25. Master of Applied Cell Biology
  26. MSc. Veterinary Pathology
  27. MSc. Clinical Pathology
  28. MSc. Applied Microbiology
  29. MSc. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  30. MSc. Parasitology
  31. Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine
  32. MSc. Public Health and Food Safety
  33. MSc. Epidemiology
  34. MSc. Veterinary Surgery
  35. MSc. Applied Veterinary Anesthesiology
  36. MSc. Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology
  37. MSc. One Health Molecular Biology
  38. Master of Rural Development
  39. Master of Project Management and Evaluation

Doctor of PhilosophyEdit

The University offers PhD programmes by research in areas of specialization and PhD by coursework and Research in Soil and Water Management.

In-service programmesEdit

The Institute of Continues Education (ICE) in collaboration with faculties, centers and other institutes offers short-term in-service programmes to field and operational staff as well as training and extension services to farmers and community leaders. It also coordinates outreach programmes.


  1. ^ "Register of Universities" (PDF). Tanzania Commission for Universities. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Regional body gives anti-mine rats project nod". Archived from the original on 17 April 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2008.
  3. ^ "University Profile". Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Sokoine University of Agriculture Faculty of Veterinary Medicine". Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  5. ^ University, International Studies & Programs at Michigan State. "Partnerships for Sustainable Community Development | Michigan State University - Partners". Retrieved 12 October 2016.


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