Chona Msafiri Mahushi

Position: Assistant Researcher


Chona Msafiri Mahushi holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture General obtained at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) - Morogoro, Tanzania (2010 - 2013). In 2013 – 2014, Mr. Chona worked at Sts. Rufino and Rinaldo Agricultural Secondary School, Kasulu – Kigoma Tanzania as Agriculture Subject Teacher. In 2014 – 2021, Mr. Chona worked at Tanzania Smallholders Tea Development Ageny (TSHTDA), Mufindi and Bukoba Centers as Agricultural Officer and Center Manager. Mr. Chona has an experience on managing a center and provision of extension services in crop production in the area of Good Agronomic Practices (GAP) of tea and other crops. In 2021 – To date, he joined Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) – Mikocheni (formerly Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute, MARI) Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as Agricultural Officer under the department of Technology Transfer and Partnership (TTP), Communication and Knowledge Management section. His daily activities are: -

i.                   To assist in the design of training and capacity building programs for farmers and other stakeholder

ii.                 To monitor the effectiveness of training and capacity programs as supervised and to suggest amendments based on feedback

iii.              To disseminate information on new technologies to stakeholders

iv.               To assist in the supervision of multiplication of improved technologies and innovations

v.                 To assist in the public educational campaigns on the sound use of improved technologies

vi.               To conduct demonstration plots

vii.            To help small scale farmers to access information and establish viable independent businesses

viii.         To assist in coordination collection, documentation and dissemination of information on agricultural research technologies among researchers and other

ix.               To assist in development and maintenance of database of agricultural technologies

x.                 To assist in analyzing information with a view to repackaging it for easy use by the user

xi.               To perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Supervisor

Since that time, he has been one of the members in the department in dissemination of agricultural technologies discovered by researchers at the institute.