Dr. Emmanuel Timothy Malisa

Assistant Lecturer (PhD)
Dr. Emmanuel T. Malisa is an Assistant Lecturer. His research interests are on social dimensions of natural resources, farmer organizations, impact assessment and socio-economic evaluation of land and water management interventions, and formulation and evaluation of development projects. For ten years before being employed as an Assistant Lecturer, Dr. Malisa worked with projects and NGOs in planning and management of rural development projects. As an academic staff, Dr. Malisa teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses:

Undergraduate courses:

  • Designing Rural Development Programmes/Projects
  • Rural Development Programmes/Projects Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Rural Production Systems

Postgraduate course:

  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation

Other responsibilities:

  • Member of the Department of Development Studies Postgraduate Studies Committee
  • Member of DDS Social Welfare Committee
  • Involved in coordinating the operationalization of the SUA-RECODA MoU
  • Assistant Coordinator of Uluguru Mountains Agricultural Development Project (UMADEP)
  • Member of Tanzania International Fellowships Program Association (TIFPA)

Dr. Malisa has supervised a number of Special Projects and Field Practical Training, as well as serving as an examiner for postgraduate research proposals and publishable manuscripts. In addition to publishing papers, Dr. Malisa has written extension materials as well as implementing a number of consultancies.

PhD (Rural Development) (SUA), MA (Rural Development) (SUA), BSc. (Agric. Gen.) (SUA)

Short courses:

  • Qualitative Research - iAGRI, SUA - 20-21 July 2016
  • Qualitative Research Methods - BSU, SUA - 16-27 May 2016
  • Impact Assessment - iAGRI, SUA - 29 Sept - 2 Oct 2015
  • SPSS - iAGRI, SUA - 13-17 July 2015
  • Theories and Methods in Conservation, Development and Communication - Nairobi, Kenya - 17-27 March 2014
  • National Environmental Governance; Research Methodology in Development Studies - NMBU, Norway - Jan - June 2013
  • Scientific Writing - BSU, SUA - 14-17 Nov 2012
  • Impact Assessment of Land & Water Management; Sustainable Watershed Management; Policy, Projects & Programmes for Development - Wageningen University, The Netherlands - Sept 2007 - March 2008

Ongoing research

• PhD research project titled: Interplay of formal and informal grassroots institutions for effective land management in the Uluguru Mountains

• Ongoing EPINAV research project: "Enhancing Sunflower Production for Poverty Alleviation in Mvomero and Kilosa Districts, Morogoro Region"


• Conducting a study on Effective and Sustainable Use and Management of Water for smallholder Agriculture Technologies: A Case of Same District, Kilimanjaro Region

• Conducting a case study, commissioned by Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) to validate organic farming practices for soil fertility improvement, weed control and pest management in Kungwe village, Morogoro

• Capacity building to promoter farmers from various regions in Tanzania under the National Network of Farmers Groups in Tanzania (MVIWATA) farmers training programme

• Facilitating formation of network of farmers groups in Morogoro Region (MVIWATA Morogoro)

• Preparing a business case for Equitable Payments for Watershed Services (EPWS). In this case we focused on the value of watershed services from the Uluguru Mountains as the source for the Ruvu River

List of Publications


Mussa, K.R., Mjemah, I.C. and Malisa, E.T.N. (2010). The Role of Development Projects in Strengthening Community-Based Adaptation Strategies: The Case of UMADEP, Morogoro, Tanzania. ISSN: 2167-0447 Vol. 2 (6), pp. 157-165, May, 2012

Mattee, A.Z., Busindi, I.M. and Malisa, E.T.N. (2010). Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management through Process Approach: Experience from the UMADEP Project of Sokoine University of Agriculture.

Malisa, E.T.N., Mattee, A.Z. and Graaf, Jan de. (2016). Soil and Water Conservation Practices in the Uluguru Mountains: The Influence of High Value Crops Promotion. (under review for publication) – submitted to Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Booklets (Extension Materials)

Malisa, E.T.N. (2010). Kilimo, Hifadhi na Usimamizi wa Mazingira: Mwongozo wa Matumizi Endelevu ya Ardhi Milima ya Uluguru. Booklet for para-professionals (promoter farmers) and extension officers involved in sustainable land use management to use as a training manual when training farmers

Mgumia, A.H., Mattee, A.Z. and Malisa, E.T.N. (2006). Mwongozo wa Kuibua Ustadi wa Ubunifu Uliofichika Ndani ya Vikundi na Mitandao (Guidelines for understanding and supporting farmers groups and networks).

Short courses

• Impact Assessment of Land & Water Management; Sustainable Watershed Management; Policy, Projects & Programmes for Development (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)

• National Environmental Governance; Research Methodology in Development Studies (NMBU, Norway)

Development Studies Studies,
P.O.Box 3024, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro.

Email: malisaet@yahoo.com

Phone : +255 754 877404

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