SAT conducts research on sustainable agriculture technologies and market opportunities in collaboration with students from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) Morogoro and farmer groups.
SAT encourages SUA students to collaborate with farmers to conduct their research for their master or bachelor studies. The Workshop for Participatory Research Design (WPRD) is conducted for bringing together farmers, students and lecturers, with the aim to develop potential research questions, tailor-made for bringing solutions to solve farmers’ most burning challenges. During this workshop farmers are presenting their major obstacles in farming which for instance covered in 2016 soil health, crop protection and marketing of agroecological products. These major problems were identified by small scale farmers who participated in the WPRD. After presentations students, farmers and lecturers are discussing in work groups possible research questions. The strategy hereby is that the research is fully demand-driven and that farmers are participating during this process. Afterwards WPRD students are invited to submit concept notes for their proposed research topics. Selected students who choose their suggested topic as their special project for their bachelor or master thesis receive a research grant. Farmers are later involved in on-farm research or invited to several stages if the research is conducted on-station. Farmers are involved during the interpretation to prove if their research is in line with their needs. Completed research results are summarized in farmer abstracts which are handed out to the community.
Research papers are online available
- Evaluation of EM Technology on Maize (Zea mays L.) Growth, Development and Yield in Morogoro Tanzania
Evaluation of EM Technology on Maize (Zea mays L.) Growth, Development and Yield in Morogoro Tanzania and Assessment of the Willingness to Pay for Organic Products amongst Households in Morogoro Municipal by Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.