Dr. Mganga J F Kitilu

Position: Plant physiologist

Email: kitiluj@yahoo.com

Dr. Mganga is Senior Agricultural research officer from Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute, Based in Dar es Salaam city at TARI Mikocheni centre. He have a Diploma in Education from Dar es Salaam teachers college, a Bsc in Agriculture from Sokoine University of agriculture(SUA), a MSc in Agriculture From Yamaguchi university Japan and a PhD in Botany from the University of Dar es salaam(UDSM)

He has been in the research and training carrier for twenty-six years (26) now. And have published several work in collaboration with other researchers from both international and national institutions. He is now working with the Agronomy Department as a senior scientist in Plant physiology.


1. Kitilu MJF (2021). Physiological responses of upland rice; water and nitrogen uptakes and water use efficiency under wet and partial drying soil conditions. International Journal of Research - GRANTHAALAYAH, 9(6), 405-417. doi:10.29121/granthaalayah.v9.i6.2021.3914

2. Nobuhito Sekiya, Nobuaki O, Theodore TK, Kitilu MJF, Motonori T, Keisuke K and Hideki A (2020). Importance of Market-oriented research for rice production in Tanzania. A review. Agronomy for sustainable Development (Published on line 18 February (2020) 40:7

3. Kitilu JMF (2019). Yield Gap Bridging Strategies, Rainfall Dynamics and Water Use productivity of Selected Rainfed Rice (Oryza sativa L) in Tanzania; The case of Ifakara, Kilombero District. (PhD Thesis) College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CoNAS) University of Dar es salaam Tanzania; Pp 216

4. Kitilu MJF, Nyomora AMS, and Charles J (2019).  Effects of moisture stresses during vegetative and reproductive growth phases on productivity of six selected rain-fed rice varieties in Ifakara, Tanzania. African Journal of Agricultural Research; 14 (2): 54 - 64.

5. Kitilu MJF, Nyomora AMS, and Charles J (2019). Growth and yield performance of selected upland and lowland rainfed rice varieties grown in farmers’ and researchers’ managed fields at Ifakara, Tanzania. African Journal of Agricultural Research; 14(4): 197-208.

6. Kitilu MJF, Nyomora AMS, and Charles J (2019). Moisture requirement and water productivity of selected rainfed rice varieties grown under controlled water environment in Ifakara, Tanzania. Journal of cereals and oilseeds; 10(1): 1-15.

7. Kitilu JMF (2011). Water and Nitrogen uptake of upland NERICA (New Rice for Africa) as affected by water regimes and nitrogen concentration of soils. (MSc Thesis) School of Agriculture Yamaguchi University, Japan. Pp 59