Prof. Jumanne Abdallah
Head of Department
This is one of the departments in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism. Currently, the Department has 13 employees and is responsible for a large part of the undergraduate training within the forestry, wildlife, tourism, environmental sciences and Development studies programme, with about 10 courses in natural resource economics and policies. The department is also engage intensively in research having collaborations with other universities and departments both within Tanzania and in other countries.
The Department has the following areas of expertise: forest economics, environmental economics and natural resource policy, environmental governance, participation and livelihoods. In forest economics, forest policy is a vital part. The Department teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the College.
The Department hosts two postgraduate programs namely MSc Environmental and Natural Resources Economics (ENAREC) and MSc (MNRSA) programme which is coordinated by the Head of Department. The Department also teaches courses in Development Studies and College of Humanities and Social Sciencies. The Department is hosting a Postgraduate Diploma Program in Result Based Monitoring and Evaluation Techniques. A research and consultancy priority areas for the Department are diverse: natural resource economics, natural resource policy, environmental governance, monitoring and evaluation, participation and livelihoods.
Being a department with economic focus and outstanding expertise in areas of forest, natural resources and environment.
To provide quality training, research and services that recognise the role of economic principles in sustaining natural resources while promoting environmentally friendly innovations, development, commerce and industry.
Historically, the Department of Forest and Environmental Economics has been part of an evolutionary process that has made the current College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism to exist. The Department of Forest and Environmental Economics was initially conceived as a section of the then Division of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Science of the University of Dar es Salaam from 1973 to 1984. In 1984, Sokoine University of Agriculture was formed with a Faculty of Forestry as one of the main Faculties of the University. The Department of Forest Economics was one of the five founding Departments of the Faculty of Forestry. With changing priorities in forestry and nature conservation nationally and globally, the name of the Faculty became the Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation (FoFNC) in 1998 but the name of the Department remained the same until July, 2016 when the FoFNC became College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism. Under the college the Department of Forest and Environmental Economics obtained its new name.