Research Policy And Guidelines

Research Policy and Guidelines

Policy, Objective and Priorities


Act No.6 of 1984 enacted by the Parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania to establish Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) gives the University a broad mandate "to initiate and conduct basic and applied research in the field of land use, crop and livestock production, fisheries, natural resources, and allied sciences, mechanical arts and technology, and to promote the integration of the research with training and agricultural extension services". At the inauguration of SUA in September, 1984, the Chancellor then (the late Mwalimu J.K. Nyerere), emphasized that, since SUA is intended to be directly useful to farmers in Tanzania, the main objective of the University must not be abstract research, but scientifically applied research useful for the transformation of the rural areas through answering the needs and solving the problems of Tanzania agriculture and rural life.

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