Dr. Emmanuel Timothy Malisa


Lecturer (PhD)

Dr. Emmanuel T. Malisa has particular interest and aptitude in researches focusing on institutional aspects of natural resources management, evaluation of agricultural production options, socio-economic evaluation of land and water management interventions and farmer organizations. Moreover, Dr. Malisa has over 10 years’ experience in working with development projects in agriculture, natural resource management and rural development fields; and 4 years working as an academician. Specific areas of competence include: design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects; natural resource management; organizational development and market linkages for small scale farmers. 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
  • Project Management

 Other responsibilities:

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

 Dr. Malisa is a co-supervisor of two PhD students, has supervised a number of Special Projects and Field Practical Training, and has been serving as an examiner for postgraduate research proposals, publishable manuscripts and theses. 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
  • Conducting a case study on Mwongozo and Twikinde farmers groups in Kiziwa and Diovuva villages in Morogoro with the aim to validate organic farming practices for soil fertility improvement, weed control and insect pests management
  • 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 the focus was on the value of watershed services from the Uluguru Mountains as the source for the Ruvu River
  • Moderating district and village level dialogues on conflicts between farmers and pastoralists in Mvomero, Morogoro and Bahi Districts.



Mwajombe, K.K., Mattee, A.Z., Ntumva, E.M., Haule, S.C. and Malisa, E.T. (2016). Challenges In Promoting Agricultural Innovations Under Public- Private Partnership: Experiences From A Project On Enhancing Sunflower Production For Poverty Alleviation In Mvomero And Kilosa Districts, Morogoro, Tanzania.

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. (2018). Soil and Water Conservation Practices in the Uluguru Mountains: The Influence of High Value Crops Promotion (accepted 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)


  • Addressing farmer-pastoralists conflicts in Tanzania: Achievements, challenges and way forward. Presented at East African IFP alumni convening titled "consolidating the gains of Ford Foundation - IFP in enhancing social justice for sustainable development in the Region", held in Nairobi, Kenya, 3-5 May 2017.
  • Farmer-owned seed system: Experiences from Zimbabwe and way forward for Tanzania: 20-21 July 2017, Oasis Hotel, Morogoro

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