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SUA MSC. Research Fund Scholarship  

MSC. RESEARCH FUND SCHOLARSHIP UNDER THE “IMPROVING YIELD AND QUALITY OF MEAT FROM SLAUGHTER CATTLE IN TANZANIA THROUGH INNOVATIVE FEEDING PACKAGES PROJECT”. The Sokoine University of Agriculture, through the Department of Animal, Aquaculture and Range Sciences has secured research grants from the Commission of Science and Technology (COSTECH) for the purpose of conducting research on improving yield and quality of meat from local cattle strains in Tanzania.

The project will focus on development of cost effective feed packages based on locally available feed resources in order to: (1) reduce production costs, (2) improve competitiveness of locally produced beef in niche market through strategic finishing of selected strains of Tanzania Short Horn Zebu (TSZ) cattle, (3) determine suitability of beef from different strains and feed packages for industrial value addition, and (4) build the capacity of beef stakeholders for effective management of local beef cattle and processing of produced meat. The project duration is two years.

Feeding experiment will be conducted at Mgolole Agro-processing Company Ltd in Morogoro and at Kongwa ranch (NARCO) in Dodoma.  Mapping of core value addition processes will be done in three major metropolitan cities in Tanzania namely Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Mwanza. Assessment of suitability of beef from different strains and feed packages will involve selected meat processors study areas.

MSc.

MSC. RESEARCH FUND SCHOLARSHIP UNDER THE “IMPROVING YIELD AND QUALITY OF MEAT FROM SLAUGHTER CATTLE IN TANZANIA THROUGH INNOVATIVE FEEDING PACKAGES PROJECT”

Research Support

The project intends to support three MSc. candidates with research funds. Interested candidates must have completed their course work and are ready to undertake research within the project focus areas  Thus, interested candidates must identify and prepare the research proposals within the project context.

Required Competencies

  • Good skills in Animal Nutrition, Meat Science, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Economics and related fields.
  • High social competence and ability to interact with stakeholders at different levels;
  • Excellent skills in oral and written English;
  • Good skills in data handling and statistical analysis;

What will the Project fund?

  • Field expenses and travel allowances
  • Supervision by project team members

Expected Deliverables

  • A thesis
  • At least one paper published or accepted in a peer-reviewed, indexed journal.

Application
Interested candidates are required to write an application letter and submit it along with research concept note, budget and timeline to;

Dr. Ismail Saidi Selemani
Department of Animal, Aquaculture and Range Sciences
P. O. Box 3034 Chuo Kikuu, MOROGORO, TANZANIA
Email the same to [email protected] and [email protected] before Monday, 30th August 2021 at 1600HRs.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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