33rd graduation ceremony
Student in Bachelor of Rural Development graduated
RDVA activities with the DC of Morogoro District, Hon. Regina R. Chonjo
Bachelor of Rural Develop students in a group photo with the DC of Morogoro District, Hon. Regina R. Chonjo in one of the RDVA activities at Morogoro District Hospital, March 25, 2017
Best 3rd Year student in Bachelor of Rural Development, SILAYO_Veronica_V
College of Social Sciences and Humanities Principal’s Award
Sokoine Memorial
A guest of honor, Hon. Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Charles Tizeba signing a visitors book in the tent of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Solomon Mahlangu College of Science and Education grounds during the Sokoine Memorial Week, April 12, 2017


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Campus College of Social Sciences and Humanities of Sokoine University of Agriculture. The College of Social Sciences and Humanities was founded in December 2015, following a restructuring process which led to the merging of three units, namely the Development Studies Institute (DSI), SUA Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SCSRD), and Department of Social Sciences of the Faculty of Science (DSS-FoS).

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is determined to providing a vibrant, engaging, stimulating and supportive learning environment with a view of preparing students to think critically, work cooperatively, and solve problems effectively. The programmes offered by the College have been specially designed in terms of contents and teaching approaches to enable our current and prospective students cope with challenges in the changing world.

Experiential learning, in particular, is emphasized as the College is envisioned to enable students gain practical experience, test classroom theory, build self confidence and gain a wide range of work related skills. Our graduates are not only entrepreneurial, creative and highly adaptable to new and ever-changing workplace environments, but also skilful and knowledgeable in communication, critical thinking and interdisciplinary research. We embrace innovation, communication of knowledge, and engagement with industry and the entire community.

Our academic staff, who are highly motivated, creative and research-oriented, are actively and consistently involved in the cutting-edge interdisciplinary collaborative creation and exchange of new knowledge. The College has several collaboration links with other institutions across the globe and we intend to seek for more partnerships with more institutions in the future.

It is my hope that this web site will help to strengthen collaborative relations with our development and research partners, loyal alumni and friends. I invite you all to explore our web site and learn more about the courses we offer, teaching facilities, staffing, events and other information. We thank you for your interest in our College and we warmly welcome you to explore our wide range of programmes, research and public service activities.

Karibuni sana.


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Tuesday, 28 November 2017
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Currently the College is under the leadership of Dr. Kenneth M.K. BENGESI who is the Principal. The College has three Departments where by the head of departments are the leader and there are two Coordinators one for Bureau of Development-oriented Research and the other one Centre for Gender Studies.

College Principal



The College of Social Science and Humanities has three outreach arms as briefly explained below.

Mbinga Outreach Centre

Mbinga outreach station

Mbinga outreach station is located in Mbinga district within the Miombo Woodland Agro-ecological Zone. The residents inhabiting areas around this outreach station are the Matengo people. Crops cultivated in this area include coffee which is the main cash crop, and maize, beans, and wheat which are largely food crops. The area is important for its indigenous vegetations of Miombo woodland forest with tree species including Brachystegia spps, and Jubernaldia spp.

Also inhabitants of this place are well recognized by their indigenous farming technology locally termed as ngolo (Matengo pits) which has been practiced over the area for allegedly more than 100 years. This technology conserves soil and water in the steep sloping highlands where crops farming is practiced.

Nyachiro Outreach Centre

Nyachilo outreach station

The Nyachilo outreach station is situated at around 1200 m above sea level in a remote area that neighbors a natural forest managed collaboratively by the central government through department of forest and the local communities through village environmental committees.

Villagers residing around the Nyachilo outreach station (Luguru farmers) are mainly crops farmers whose major crops are cassava, yams, maize, beans and banana. They also practice sustainable natural resource use activities such as beekeeping.

Kibogwa Outreach Centre

Kibogwa outreach station is situated in Kibogwa ward on the downstream area of Nyachilo outreach station around 500m above sea level. Local communities (Luguru farmers) around this outreach station are famous for production of spicy crops including vanilla, clove cardamom, cinnamon and hot pepper. The local communities also grow maize, yams, banana, coconut and upland and rain-fed paddy. The spices are largely intended for improvement of household income.


Be Inspired by reading these brief stories and informations from the College of Social Science and Humanities in the Sokoine University of Agriculture


Year Established : 2015
After merging of the three units namely Development Studies Institute (DSI), SUA Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SCSRD), and Department of Social Sciences of the Faculty of Science (DSS-FoS)
Acronym: CSSH


Number of Enrolled students (2016/17)
Postgraduate: MA=15

Students Graduate 2016
MA (Rural Development) = 25
BA (Rural Development) = 78


Number of Academic Staffs (By Rank)
Total Academic Staffs=4

Number of Administrative Staffs with various professionals = 17

Number of all Staffs by Gender,


The college’s Bureau of Development-Oriented Research is in charge of all research projects in the college and it is inline with the core functions of SUA, which include undertaking research.

Number of Ongoing Researches= 1

Number of Outreach Centres=


College of Social Science and Humanities (CSSH)
P. O. Box 3035 Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro, Tanzania
TEL/FAX: +255 023-264360, +255 023 2604279, 4758, Ext. 4404, 4405
Email: cssh@suanet.ac.tz;

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