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Mawazo M. Magesa

Lecturer and researcher at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

Lecturer and researcher at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania

Mawazo M. Magesa


Mawazo M. Magesa is a lecturer and researcher at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania. He graduated with a BSc in Computer Engineering and Information Technology in 2004 and an MSc in Computer Science in 2010, both from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Magesa is currently undertaking PhD studies in Information and Communication Technologies for Development at The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania. He has lectured on both computer science and ICT courses to undergraduate students at SUA. His research areas include adopting e-learning in higher institutions in Tanzania and agricultural system simulation and climate change and adaptation in Africa. He has also developed a variety of teaching materials and has published a book on e-learning.



Access to markets and marketing information by smallholder farmers depending on agriculture in developing countries have always been challenging. Factors such as poor road infrastructure, illiteracy, financial constraints, poor communication means and lack of access to information, all limited their access to markets.