2016 Student Research Workshop

Overview

2016 Graduate Student Research Workshop

One of iAGRI’s main objectives is to provide graduate training for 135 Tanzanian students in the field of agriculture. The goal of iAGRI’s long-term training component is to boost the research, teaching, and outreach performance of SUA and the research performance of NARS. From May 5-6, 2016, students funded by iAGRI presented their research findings and engaged in sessions on conducting effective literature searches, designing scientific graphs and tables, and sharing ideas on how to address problems encountered during the design phase of research projects.

Workshop Resources

Agenda | Summary

Session Presentations

Welcome

Conducting an Effective Literature Search for Scientific Research | Guidelines | David Kraybill

Designing Scientific Graphs and Tables for Effective Communication | Isaac Minde

Integrated Value Chains

An Empirical Analysis of Rice Demand in Tanzania | Edith Lazaro

Impacts of Tanzania Maize Export Bans on Production and Farmers’ Welfare | Wilfred Makombe

Capacity Building of Farmer Groups for Good Quality Seed Production to Accelerate Adoption of Improved Bean Varieties in Northern Zone of Tanzania. Case Study of Kilindi District, Tanga | Papias Binagwa

Sorghum Production in Tanzania: Niche Market Opportunities for Smallholder Farmers | Prisca Kimaro

Assessment of Quality of Collaboration among Actors in Rice Value Chain of Kilombero District, Morogoro Region, Tanzania | Mohamed Ramadhani

Efficiency and Effectiveness of Participatory Research Approaches among Smallholder Farmers in Babati, Tanzania | Semeni Ngozi

Sustainable Production Systems

Self-adjusting Wireless Irrigation Controller using Plant Water Requirement Algorithms | Kadeghe Fue

Sitophilus zeamais (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Stored Maize Show a Daily Feeding Rhythm | Denis Kiobia

Pedology of Corn Productivity Indices for Selected Parts of Southern Highland Zone of Tanzania | Johnson Mtama

Effect of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers on Natural Food Composition and Performance of African Catfish (Clarias Gariepinus) Fry Produced under Artificial Propagation | Sebastian Mosha

Physiological Studies on Rice (Oryza sativa L.) under High Temperature Stress | Hilali Saleh Hilali

Inheritance of Resistance to Alectra vogelii in Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) | Mbwanda Dimosso

Tomato Grafting for Improved Yield and Quality in Open-Field Production in Tanzania | Lilian Mpinga

Identification and Characterization of Markers Linked to Resistance Motifs Against Maize Chlorotic Mottle Virus Infection in Tanzanian Maize Germplasms Through Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis | Innocent Ritte

Involving Farmers in the Agricultural Land Use Planning Process Using Analytic Hierarchy Process: A case of Kilombero Valley Rice Farmers, Tanzania | Boniface Massawe

Effect of Watering Regimes on the performance, yield and Water Use Efficiency of Sorghum in Semi Arid Areas of Tanzania | Althuman Mahinda

Health Dimensions

Tanzanian Willingness to Pay for Rice Biofortified to Decrease the Risk of Severe Visual Impairment | Emmanuel Domonko

Optimizing Traditional Processing Technologies to Increase Nutrient Bioavailability of Complementary Foods in Rural Tanzania | Fabian Mhafu

Effect of Drying and Storage on Beta Carotene Content of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes | Christerbel Nicanuru

Evaluation of Fatty Acids and Mineral Contents of Local Seeds and Oils in Tanzania | Theresia Jumbe

Nutrition Education on Enrichment of First Food with Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes to Improve Vitamin A Status of 6-12 Month Children in Tanzania | Glory Mhalu

The First against Vitamin A Deficiency: Development and Assessment of Fortified Maize Flour Product | Roman Mmanda Fortunatus

Development of a Nutrient Dense Porridge Flour from Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato, Pumpkin Seeds, Soy Bean and Amaranth Grains for Children Aged (6-24) Months | Marcel Mary