First iAGRI Scholar Completes PhD

First iAGRI Scholar Completes PhD

Dr. Boniface Massawe was the first iAGRI scholar to complete a PhD program. Although awarded a four year scholarship, he completed his program at Ohio State University in three years, graduating in August, 2015. His disciplinary specialization was soil science with a...
Soil Treatments for Saline-Sodic Soils Produce High Rice Yields

Soil Treatments for Saline-Sodic Soils Produce High Rice Yields

High soil salinity on irrigated land results causes an estimated crop loss of 27.3 billion USD per year globally. Traditional irrigation schemes in Tanzania are often plagued poor infrastructure and inadequate water circulation resulting in soils with high salinity...
iAGRI’s First PhD Graduate – An Advocate for Soil

iAGRI’s First PhD Graduate – An Advocate for Soil

Thirteen years ago when he attained his degree in Agronomy, Boniface H J Massawe had no idea that he would one day become a scholar. He went job-hunting and ended up working in a number of projects that were soon to define his destiny of working in the academic world....
Research Presentation on Salt Affected Soil in Dakawa

Research Presentation on Salt Affected Soil in Dakawa

Rice growers in Dakawa, Morogoro recently benefited from a research presentation on salt affected soil and its distribution in major rice growing areas of Tanzania. The iAGRI-sponsored research is led by Dr. Sophia Kashenge-Killenga from Tanzania’s Ministry of...
Boniface Massawe – Soil Science

Boniface Massawe – Soil Science

Summary: Boniface Massawe is an iAGRI-sponsored doctoral student within Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. Boniface’s academic and professional background in soil science as well as land use planning eventually led him to...