Prof. John F. Kessy

College Principal
  • Orientation of CFWT forest guard on forest regulations by Mr C. Shio

  • Gwatu Village Chairman Mr. Jumanne distributing working gears to forest guards

  • Walking along forest boundary as part of orientation process

  • Group photo with College Principal and Village Leaders

About the College

  1. College Overview
  2. History
  3. Mission
  4. Vision
  5. Core Values
Welcome to the College of Forestry,Wildlife and Tourism of Sokoine university of Agriculture, in Morogoro, Tanzania. The College has highly trained and competent staff in fields of forestry, wildlife and natural resources management in the country and within the sub-Saharan region. The college offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs with students coming from across the country, other African countries and beyond the continent. With the diverse student’s body and experienced members of staff, students benefit from an education that is rooted in science and demand-driven curricula that have been built around an interdisciplinary and hands-on approach. This approach gives students the opportunity to learn-by-doing in the pristine natural environment. The college is passionate about benefiting the country and other regions through college's expertise in natural resource science. The college ultimate goal is to provide leadership for the understanding and stewardship of natural resources issues. Much of the college success comes from the commitment of its 59 teaching staff and 94 supporting staff who are known in the SADC region and around the world for their important contributions in natural resources. The college consists of seven academic departments and offers three undergraduate degree programs along with three masters and Doctorial degree programs. As natural resources issues continue to become the cornerstone of our public discourse – from policy and business to research and discovery-the college strives to provide vital leadership and accessible educational curricula that can be readily applied in the real world. The three training forests located in olmotonyi in Arusha, Mazumbai in Tanga and kitulangaro in Morogoro Tanzania foster a one-of-kind, hands-on learning environment. Through fields trips and hands-on learning environment. Through field trips and hands-on practical, students are challenged to apply the fundamentals of science-based education to our most pressing natural resources concerns. The forests also serve as research sites for students and staff.
The College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism at Sokoine University of Agriculture is an outcome of short but interesting change of events starting in 1970 at Makerere University in Uganda. In 1970 a Department of Forestry was established at Makerere University with the objective of training professional foresters for Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. By July 1973, the political situation in Uganda has increasingly become difficult, more so for foreign students and expatriate stuff to continue their academic activities in Uganda. The Government of Tanzania with the support of the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (NORAD) decided to establish a department of forestry at Morogoro, under the University of Dar es salaam. In 1974, the department was elevated to a Division, giving it a mandate to develop itself further into a faculty. In July 1984, the Division of Forestry become a fully-fledged Faculty of Forestry when the Tanzanian Parliament enacted act No. 6 of 1984 establishing Sokoine University of Agriculture at Morogoro. The University was named after the late Prime Minister Edward Moringe Sokoine. In 1998, the Faculty of Forestry changed its name to Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation and hence attained a wider mandate. The Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation (FoF & NC) was among the four main Faculties making Sokoine University of Agriculture. The other faculties are Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Faculty of Science.
“To provide quality education, research, outreach and consultancy services in natural resources, tourism, recreation, hospitality and related fields”.
“To be a leading and distinguished institution in forestry, wildlife and tourism”
In achieving its vision and fulfilling its mission, CFWT will adhere to the following core values: (i) Strive to abide by the virtue of integrity, honesty, transparency, accountability and remain influential (meritocracy) in all activities (ii) Commitment to team work (iii) Embrace excellence, efficiency and effectiveness (iv) Endeavour to carry out duties with commitment, dedication and professionalism (v) Maintain a sense of self respect, discipline, responsibility and institutional loyalty (vi) Exercise academic freedom (vii) Respect the views, opinions, and value systems of our clients, stakeholders and partners for purpose of maintaining mutual respects for sustainable prosperity of the College and (viii) Remain innovative.