PhD Researchers

 Achilana Mtingele


Achilana Mtingele is an Assistant Lecturer in Economics specializing in Labour Economics and Industrial and Production Economics at St. Augustine University of Tanzania in Mwanza, Tanzania.  She graduated from St. Augustine University of Tanzania with a BA in Economics in the year 2008 and proceeded to University of Dar es Salaam where she graduated with MA in Economics in the year 2011.  Achilana also works as a coordinator of different activities for the Department of Economics at St. Augustine University of Tanzania.

Chanyalew Seyoum Aweke


From Haramaya University, Ethiopia, Chanyalew graduated
with a BSc degree in Agriculture (Agricultural Extension) and MSc in Rural
Development in July 2005 and October 2009, respectively. Immediately after his first degree, he joined Haramaya University as a graduate assistant and assisted senior instructors in teaching, research and community services for two years. He has since worled as Lecturer in the Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension (from October 2009 to March 2013). Chanyalew has been actively involved in teaching and research on issues, securing research grants for two projects from the Ethiopian government fund and one project from the Wageningen UR livestock research, together with colleagues. He has also been working in the university assuming different responsibilities which include; regular program coordinator, secretary of the academic commission of college of agriculture and environmental sciences, assistant planning officer of Haramaya University.

Goodluck Massawe


Goodluck works as an Assistant Lecturer at the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania. He teaches several undergraduate courses ranging from Theories and Principles of Development, Natural Resources Management; Rural Development Planning and Science, Technology and Agrarian Development. Before joining Sokoine University of Agriculture,
Goodluck worked for six years as a Livestock Research Officer with the Tanzania Livestock Research Institute. During this period, he performed other administrative tasks such as; heading the Institutes’ Social-economic
Department and serving as the Institutes’ planning and budgeting officer.  He once worked as Child Ministry Project Director under the partnership of Compassion International-Tanzania and Kondoa Lutheran Church. His duties were to prepare a semesterised project plans & budgets, managing and supervising all project activities.  Goodluck Holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Sokoine University of
Agriculture-Tanzania and Master of Development Practice in the field of
Planning for Social Development from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Happiness Muhimbula


Happiness is employed at Sokoine University of Agriculture Tanzania as Lecturer in Human Nutrition, teaching several courses including Introduction to Human Nutrition, Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle, Nutritional Anthropology and Therapeutic Nutrition. She is a holder of a BSc in Home Economics and Human Nutrition from Sokoine University of Agriculture-Tanzania and a Masters in Food Science and Nutrition from Ghent University-Belgium.

Kedir Teji Roba


Kedir Teji Roba graduated with a Diploma in Public Health Nursing, Degree in Nursing and Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Haramaya University and Diploma in Management from Alpha University College by distance. He worked in the Ministry of Health for three years as a nurse and district EPI coordinator. Since 2003 he has served Haramaya University as technical assistant II, Graduate Assistant II, Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer. He is married and has one son and one daughter. Currently, he is a PhD research fellow at University College Cork, Ireland in the School of Food and Nutritional sciences.  He speaks Afan Oromo, Amharic and English.

Zenebe Abraha Kahsay


Zenebe Abraha Kahsay has BSc and MSc degrees in Agricultural Economics and is now pursuing his PhD in Food Business & Development at University College Cork, Ireland with funding from the AgriDiet Project. Mr Zenebe works at the Department of Natural Resources Economics and Management, College of Dryland Agriculture and Natural Resource in Mekelle University as a lecturer. He has project feasibility and appraisal, project management, teaching and research experiences in three different institutions in a career that extends for more than 20 years. Mr. Zenebe has also published articles relating to agriculture, poverty and nutrition together with other research team members.