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Greyson Zabron Nyamoga


Greyson Z. Nyamoga is a Lecturer and Researcher with about ten years of teaching experience in the Department of Forest and Environmental Economics at Sokoine University of Agriculture. During this time, Greyson has been working on issues related to Forest Economics, Natural Resources Management andCommunity Based Natural Resources Managementin Tanzania. Currently, Greyson is doing his PhD in Forest Economics at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås - Arkeshus, Norway. His PhD focuses on developing a Forest Sector Model for Tanzania which will be used for forecasting both demand and supply of the forest products and the associated technological environmental impacts in the process of producing those products. Greyson spent six months at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences as an EPINAV exchange students in 2013 which led to his PhD Scholarship from September 2014. While pursuing his Masters in Sustainable Development Practices (MDP) at the University of Florida in the US, Greyson spent a total of about 6 months in Botswana working with communities in Sankuyo and Shorobe Villages helping them to develop management plans for Wildlife Management. Greyson has conducted some consultant works with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) from UK and Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (TCCIA) on issues related to natural resources management, governance, gender, economic empowerment and forest products value chain analysis in Tanzania. Greyson has supervised more than 16 undergraduate students in their research projects.  He speaks fluent English, Swahili, Hehe, Kinga and currently learning the Norwegian language.



1.  Nyamoga, G.Z. and Ngaga, Y.M. (2016). Monitoring Costs and Benefits under Conventional and Community-based Approaches used in Forest Management in Iringa District, Tanzania. Journal of Ecosystem and Ecography. Volume 6: 177. doi:10.4172/2157-7625.1000177

2.  Nyamoga, G.Z., Mgana, J.E. and Ngaga, Y.M. (2016). Sawnwood Substitution in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and its Linkage to Environmental Conservation. Journal of Ecosystem and Ecography. S5: 006. doi: 10.4172/2157-7625.S5-006

3.  Nyamoga, G.Z.; Sjølie, H. K.; Malimbwi, R.; Ngaga, Y.M. and Solberg, B. (2016). Potentials for Rehabilitating Degraded Land in Tanzania. Springer International Publishing AG 2016. Edited by R. Lal, D. Kraybill, D.O. Hansen, B.R. Singh, T. Msogoya and L. O. Eik et al. (eds.): Climate Change and Multi-Dimensional Sustainability in African Agriculture. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-41238-2

4.  Lusambo, L.P.; Lupala, Z.J.; Midtgaard, F.; Ngaga, Y.M.; Kessy, J.F.; Abdallah,J.M.;Kingazi, S.P.; Mombo, F. and Nyamoga, G.Z. (2016).Increased Biomass for Carbon Stock in Participatory Forest Managed Miombo Woodlands of Tanzania. Journal of Ecosystem and Ecography. Volume 6: 182. doi:10.4172/2157-7625.1000182

5.  Kessy, J.F.; Ngaga, Y.M.; Abdallah, J.M.; Lusambo, L.P.; Mombo, F.M.; Kingazi, S.P.; Nyamoga, Z. G.; Temu, B. J. and Mrutu, M. (2016). Governance structures, transaction costs and incentives for managing REDD+ initiatives in Kilosa District, Tanzania. (Book Chapter in Place, under CCIAM Project)

Research projects:

1.  Nyamoga, G.Z. The Contribution of Beekeeping Activities to the Livelihoods of Local Communities Adjacent to Mkingu Nature Reserve in Mvomero District, Morogoro, Tanzania. Funded by REPOA, 2013-2014.

2.  Nyamoga, G.Z. Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) and Livelihood options in Sankuyo and Shorobe Villages, Maun, Botswana. Funded by the University of Florida (2012).

3.  Abdallah, J.M and Nyamoga, G.Z. Beekeeping Activities and Rural Livelihoods. Is There a Link. A Case of Local Communities Surrounding Limbiko Forest Reserve in Ruvuma Region, Tanzania. Funded by Tanzania Forest Research Institute - TAFORI (2010).

4.  Kessy, J. F., Angelsen, A., Ngaga, Y. M., Lusambo, L. P., Kingazi, S. P., Nyamoga, G. Z., Lalika, M. C. S., Mombo, F. M., Meshack, C. and Lyimo, E. L.. Governance, Incentives and Monitoring in REDD. Research project Under Climate Change, Adaptation and Mitigation (CCIAM) Programme.

5.  Lusambo, L. P., Kessy, J. F. Ngaga, Y. M., Kingazi, S. P., Nyamoga, G. Z., Lalika, M. C. S., Mombo, F. M., Lupala, J. M. and Midtgaard. F. Economic Evaluation of Incremental Biomass under PFM and Its Potential as a management Incentives under REDD Initiatives in Tanzania. Research project under Climate Change, Adaptation and Mitigation (CCIAM) Programme.

6.  Abdallah, J.M., Kaijunga, D.J. and Nyamoga, G.Z.The Role of Socio-economic, Ecological and Institutional Factors on Water Use Conflicts in Baga Watershed, Lushoto Tanzania (2008).



1.  Ngaga, Y. M., D. Silayo and Nyamoga, G. Z. (Team Member). October 2013. Private Sector Engagement in REDD+ Tanzania. Consultancy report. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). London, UK.

2.  Kajembe, G.C., Munishi, P.T.K., Lusambo, L.P. and Nyamoga, G.Z. (Team Member). October 2012. Undertaking Assessment and Institutionalizing REDD+ Safeguards and Trainings in Masito Ugalla Ecosystem, Kigoma, Tanzania. Funded by The Jane Goodall Institute, Kigoma, Tanzania.

3.  Mwamakimbullah, R, Kingazi, S.P. and Nyamoga, G.Z. (Team Member). February 2014. Appropriate Measurement Units for Selling Timber in Mufindi, Njombe and Kilolo Districts, Iringa, Tanzania. Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (TCCIA), Mufindi Branch.


Research interest:

Forest Economics, Natural Resources Management, Community Based Natural Resources Management, Community Forests, Livelihoods, Poverty.