Dr. Jeremia Ramos Makindara

Dr. MakindaraJeremia Ramos Makindara (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer and Head of a newly established Department of Business Management, in aCollege of Economics and Business Studiesof Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Morogoro, Tanzania. He has a PhD in Agricultural Economics whereby his research work was on Sorghum Value Chain Analysis in Tanzania and was done under sandwich program between SUA and Ohio State University (USA) under RUFORUM –HEPAD Fellowship program.

Dr. Makindara holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA-Marketing) of The University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania under support of DAAD in country Scholarship programme in Tanzania. Dr. Makindara holds Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology of SUA. Dr. Makindara has been teaching Agribusiness Studies at SUA specifically Entrepreneurship Development; Business Strategy and Supply Chain Management.

Dr. Makindara has been involved in several national and international research programs such as RUT, MASAVA, and INTSORMIL Marketing and Entrepreneurship Development Researches in Tanzania just to mention a few. Dr. Makindara has also been involved in other collaborative researches such as IDRC funded CIFSRF project on integrated crop and goat breeding in Tanzania and DANIDA funded DANIDA Funded Rural-Urban Complementarities for Reduction of Poverty (RUCROP) and Standards and Agro Foods Exports (SAFE) in Tanzania.

Dr. Makindara research interests include value chain analysis, entrepreneurship development, new products development, marketing, food security issues, post harvest losses, social capital and gender studies. Dr. Makindara can be contacted at: Department of Business Management,College of Economics and Business Studies(COEBS),


Dr. Makindara Current Publications:
Ariho A. Makindara J., Tumwesigye, G. and Sikira, A. (2015). Assessment of Existing Policy and Legal Framework for Banana Value Chain Development in Uganda. International Journal of Asian Social Science, 2016, 6(2): 146-165.

Ariho A. Makindara J., Tumwesigye, G. and Sikira, A. (2015). Assessment of Innovative Market Access Options for Banana Value Chain in Uganda. JDAE Vol (6) 7. AcademicJournals.

Makindara, J. R. (2013). Agribusiness Public-Private Partnerships: A country report of the United Republic of Tanzania. In: “Country Case Studies, Africa, Rome”. Santacoloma et al., Eds.  FAO, Rome, 2013. (http://www.fao.org/docrep/017/aq234e/aq234e.pdf).

Mutungi, C., Makindara, J. Magoma, R and Affognon, H. (2012). Postharvest losses in Africa – Analytical review and synthesis: The case of Tanzania, A research report submitted to ICIPE/IDRC, 2012.

Makindara, J. R., Hella, J. P, J. Mark Erbaugh and Larson, D. (2011) Consumer Preference and Market Potential for Sorghum Based Clear Beer in Tanzania. Journal of Brewing and Distilling (JBD). www.academicjournals.org/JBD. 10pp.

Kaarhus, R., Haug, R. Hella, J. P. and Makindara, J. R. (2010). Agro-Investment in Africa-Impact on land and livelihoods in Mozambique and Tanzania. NORAGRIC Report No. 53. Department of International Environment and Development Studies, NORAGRIC. Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway. ISBN: 1502-8127.

Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3007, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro, Tanzania.
Tel: +255-23-2603415. Fax: +255-23-2600968,
Email: makindarajeremia@hotmail.com or makj@sua.ac.tz

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