David Gongwe Mhando, who holds a PhD (Area Studies) from Kyoto University, Japan, is a Associate Research Professor at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Sokoine University of Agriculture.

Prof. Mhando has researched and published on rural livelihood, especial small holder’s coffee growers in Kilimanjaro region, Mbinga District in Ruvuma region and Mbozi District in Mbeya region.

Among  consultancies and researches he has conducted include: coffee value chain and warehouse receipt systems in Kilimanjaro and Ruvuma regions; cassava value chains in Coast region;  feasibility study on introduction of Biogas technology in Mbinga and Mbozi Districts; small holder’s dairy farmers in Njombe Region (value chains).

Prof. Mhando is also involved in research on Orange and Species production and marketing in Tanga and Morogoro regions, respectively. Prof. Mhando’s teaching and research interests focus on value chain analysis, rural development and livelihood strategies, farmer’s institutions (groups and cooperatives), group’s dynamics (formations and management).

Currently, he is a National Coordinator of two JICA funded projects in Tanzania.

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David Gongwe Mhando,
Associate Research Professor,
Colleague of Social Sciences and Humanities
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
Post Box 3035,
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Programmes offered at CSSH

1.Bachelor Rural Development
2.Master of Arts (M.A) Rural Development (MRD)
3.Master of Project Planning Management and Evaluation

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