Prof. Luther Luhangano Lulandala

I am a member of Academic Staff in the Department of Ecosystems and Conservation and I lead research work that spearheads the understanding the science of components integration in the management and conservation of tropical ecosystems. I have been competitively awarded funds worth more than US$ 1,900,000 since joining Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in May 1976.

Besides being a staunch advocate and active promoter of forest ecosystems establishment, conservation and protection as the means of climate change mitigation and amelioration, I am ardent spear-header of Agroforestry research and practice as the only most effective solution to resources management, climate change regulation and mitigation and assurer of food security

I had been Head of the Department of Forest Biology (the now Department of Ecosystems and Conservation) between 1990 and 1996 and, at various periods headed various Faculty (now College) and Departmental Committees e.g. Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Committees, thereby providing strategic leadership in Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism particularly with regards to ensuring the development of quality student curricula and assessment strategies.

Appointments:

Date

Position

Institution name

2004-date

Professor

Sokoine University of Agriculture

I996-2004

Associate Professor

Sokoine University of Agriculture

1986-1996

Senior Lecturer

Sokoine University of Agriculture

1981-1986

Lecturer

Sokoine University of Agriculture

1978-1981

Assistant Lecturer

Sokoine University of Agriculture

1976-1978

Tutorial Assistant

Sokoine University of Agriculture

Awards and Achievements:

  1. 1981 Three months tour of China by UNEP
  2. 1987 Six months visiting scientist to ICRAF, Nairobi by ICRAF

Education:

Date

Institution name

Country

Title

1981 – 1985

West Virginia University,

 University of Dar es Salaam

USA

Tanzania

PhD in Agroforestry

1976-1980

Norwegian University of Agriculture,

University of  Dar es Salaam,

Norway

 

Tanzania

Masters of Science in Forestry

1973-1976

University of Dar es Salaam

Tanzania

Bachelor of Science in Forestry

Research Interest:

Agroforestry, Plantation Silviculture, Silvicultural Systems of Natural Forests, Forest Protection

Journal articles:

  1. M. Karwani, L.L.L. Lulandala, A. Kimaro & Z.P. Msigwa (2016). The role of short rotation coppice technology in fuelwood supply in Rungwe District, Tanzania. Int. J. Res. Innov. & Tech. 6 (1): 41-46 Pp.
  2. Shadrack Inoti, Shabani Chamshama, Luther Lulandala, Wilson Thagana and Rob Dodson (2016). Appropriate plant growth regulators and genotypes for propagation of Jojoba (Simmondsia chenensis L.) cuttings in Semi-arid areas of Voi, Kenya. International Journal of Current Research, Vol 8, Issue 01: pp 24876-24882.
  3. K. Inoti, S.A.O Chamshama, R. Dodson, W.M. Thagana and L.L.L. Lulandala (2015). Studies on Seed Size and Storage on Germinability and Performance of young Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis L.) Seedlings in Semi-arid Areas of Kenya. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, Vol. 5 No. 12: 10 - 16
  4. K. Inoti, S.A.O. Chamshama, W.M. Thagana, L.L.L. Lulandala and R. Dodson (2015). Sex determination of young nursery Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis L) plants using morphological traits in semi arid areas of Voi, Kenya. Journal of Biological Agriculture and Healthcare, Vol. 5 No. 16: 113-129 pg
  5. J Kimaro and L Lulandala (2013). Contribution of non-timber forest   products to poverty alleviation and forest conservation in Rufiji District – Tanzania. Livestock   Research for Rural Development 25 (5) 2013
  6. Kimaro J and Lulandala L (2013) Vegetation cover and landuse changes in Ngumburuni Forest Reserve. Journal of Environment and Ecology. 4 (2) 2013
  7. J Kimaro and L Lulandala (2013). Human Influences on Tree Diversity and composition of a Coastal Forest Ecosystem; The Case of Ngumburuni Forest Reserve, Rufiji Tanzania. International Journal of Forestry Research, Vol. 2013, 234:8-15
  8. Mulengera, M.K.,L.L. Lulandala, S.M. Maliondo (2011). Control of Soil Erosion in Muzinga River Catchment in Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania: Approaches and practices. Tanzanian Journal of Publication studies and Development Vol. 16 No. 2
  9. Mwang’ingo, P.P. andL.L. Lulandala (2011). Air layering and its potential in propagating Uapaca kirkiana: A fruit tree from the Miombo Woodland, Tanzania. Southern  Forests 2011, 73 (2): 67 - 71.
  10. Lulandala, L.L.L., M. Maliondo & J. Elkana, (2000). The effect of rainwater harvesting on the establishment and early growth of Pinus patula at the Shume Forest Project, Lushoto, Tanzania. Forestry and Nature Conservation, Vol. 3, 577:  551 – 558. 
  11. Lulandala, L.L.L., M. Maliondo, M.L. Mhando & P. Deogratius, (2000). Growth assessment of naturally regenerated and planted Pinus patula stands at Sao            Hill Forest Project Plantation. Forestry and Nature Conservation, Vol. 3, 577: 455 – 564
  12. Mwang’ingo, P.L, Z.Teklehaimanot, J.B Hall andLL. Lulandala (2003) African Sandalwood (Osyris lanceolata): Resource assessment and quality variations existing among populations occurring in Tanzania. South African Forestry Journal, No. 199: 77 - 87
  13. Mwang’ingo, P.L.,L.L. Lulandala and M. Shellimoh (2003) Influence of origin of stem cuttings and different levels of Indole-3-Butyric Acid on the vegetative propagation of Parinari curatellifolia. The Tanzania Forestry  Research Institute (TAFORI) Newsletter Vol.3 No. 1 28: 12 – 19
  14. Teklehaimanot, Z., P.L. Mwang’ingo andL.L. Lulandala (2005). Host plants of Osyris lanceolata (African sandalwood) and their influence on its early growth performance in Tanzania. South African Forestry Journal 203: 55 – 65
  15. Nduwayezu, J.B., Lulandala, L.L.L. and Chamshama, S.A.O. (2005) Managing
Decomposition and Mineralization of Senna singueana (Del.) Lock Manure to Improve N Use Efficiency and Maize Yield in Morogoro, Tanzania. Agronomy Journal 4 (4): 349-359.16. P.L. Mwang’ingo, Z. Teklehaimanot, L.L. Lulandala and S.M. Maliondo  (2006) Propagating Osyris lanceolata (African sandalwood) through air layering: Its potential and limitation in Tanzania. Southern African Forestry  Journal No. 207: 7-13
  1. Maliondo, S.M.S., Chamshama, S.A.O., Lulandala, L.L.L. and Mtui, E.B. (2007). Growth of second rotation Pinus patula stands: Effect of intercropping with Leucaena diversifolia legume at Shume Forest Plantations Project, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Vol. 76, 146:110-117.
  2. Mulengera, M.K., L.L.L. Lulandala, S.M. Maliondo (2009). Soil erosion and sediment yield from the degraded Mzinga River catchment in Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Forestry & Nature Conservation Vol.79 (1), 86: 47-27.

 

Books:

Kaale, B.K., J.A. Mushi, John B. Hall, S.A.O. Chamshama, L.L.L. Lulandala, J.F.  Redhead, W. Hetsch & G.C. Kajembe, (1984).  Trees for Village Forestry. Forest and Beekeeping Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, DSM, Tanzania, 60 pp

 

Conference Papers:

 

  1. Lulandala, L.L.L., (2011) Guidelines for putting Agroforestry high on the development policy agenda in Tanzania. FAO Project on Sustainable Forest                 Management in a changing climate. FAO, Rome, 19 pg.
  2. Lulandala L.L.L., Munishi, P.K.T, Temu, R.P.C., Stein, M., Shirima, D.D., Japhet, E., Lyamchai, C.J., Kilungu, H.H., Bulenga, G.B., Seki, H.A., Lupala, I. and Samagwa, D. (2013) Enhancing the Revival of Homegardens for Improved Utility and Productivity through the use of Proven Agroforestry systems and technologies in the Northern Highland areas of Tanzania. Proceeding of the EPINAV Annual Scientific Workshop held during 17-18 December 2012, Hilux Hotel,Morogoro, 15 pg
  3. Pantaleo KT Munishi, Halima H. Kilungu, Emanuel Japhet, George Bulenga,                 Hamidu Seki, Luther L Lulandala, Deo Shirima and Stein R Moe (2013). Constraints to Adoption and Improvement of Homegardens as Agroforestry Technology in Mwanga District Northern Highlands of Tanzania. Proceeding of the EPINAV Annual Scientific Workshop held during 17-18 December 2012, Hilux Hotel, Morogoro, 15 pg
  4. Pantaleo K.T Munishi, Halima Kilungu, Emanuel Japhet, George Bulenga, Hamidu Seki,  Luther L Lulandala, Deo Shirima and Stein R Moe (2013). Potential Agroforestry Technologies for Improving Productivity in Homegardens of Mwanga District, Tanzania. Proceeding of the EPINAV Annual Scientific Workshop held during 17-18 December 2012, Hilux Hotel,  Morogoro, 15 pg
  5. Chitiki and L.L.L. Lulandala (2007). Interaction and Communication with the              Local Communities, Farmers and Tree Growers and Organizations on the                   Management of Miombo Woodlands:Experiences and Applications in MTMIOMBO Project. In: Marti Varmola, Sauli Valkonen and Sirkka Tapaninen (eds.), Proceedings of the First MITMIOMBO Project Workshop held in Morogoro, Tanzania, 6-12 February 2007. Finnish Forest Research Institute (METLA) Working Paper 50, 129: 104-106 

6.      Luther L.L. Lulandala (2008). Use of the Kitulangalo plots and study results in       education at Sokoine University of Agriculture and beyond: Current and future       considerations. Finnish Forest Research Institute Working Paper 51-64

7.      Mndolwa, M.A., L.L.L. Lulandala and L. Elifuraha (2008). Evaluation of tree        species enumerated in Kitulangalo MITMIOMBO plots by uses and benefits. Finnish        Forest Research Institute Working Paper 5-10

  1. Mndolwa, M.A. G. Nyberg andL.L. Lulandala (2008). Experiences and conclusions on  interaction with local stakeholders around Kitulangalo Forest Reserve, Tanzania. Forest Research Institute Working Paper 64-69
  2. Lulandala, L.L.L., Mulengera, M., Mailiondo, S.M.S., Temu, R.P.C., Maerere (2009). Tree planting achievements through continued monitoring and adjustments: A case of the Mzinga River Catchment, Morogoro, Tanzania. PANTIL Writers Workshop(submitted) 18 pg
  3. Kimaro and L. Lulandala (2009). Changes in Vegetation Cover and tree Biodiversity in Ngumburuni Forest Reserve, Rufiji District, Tanzania. Proceeding of the 7th TAWIRI Scientific Conference, 2-4 December 2009, Corridor Springs, Arusha.
  4. Mwakatobe, R. & L.L.L. Lulandala (2001).  Participation of women and the       youth in beekeeping activities in Arumeru Homegardens, Arumeru District, Arusha–                   Tanzania. In: Proceedings of the XXXVII International Apicultural Congress       (APIMONDIA), held during 28 October – 1 November, 2001 at the International        Convention Centre (ICC), Durban, South Africa, 8 pp,
  5. Mwakatobe, A.R. & L.L. Lulandala (2001). The importance of homegardens on beekeeping activities in Arumeru District, Arusha – Tanzania. In: Proceedings of the                   XXXVII International Apicultural Congress (APIMONDIA), held during 28 October 1 November, 2001 at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Durban, South                     Africa, 23 pp.
  6. L.L. Lulandala, M. Mulengera, A.P. Maerere, S.M. Maliondo, R.P.C. Temu, Z.S.K. Mvena and C.P. Msuya-Bengesi (2006). Community Participation in Tree Planting: Experience Gained from the Mzinga River Catchment. Research Abstracts, PANTIL, Sokoine University of Agriculture, No. 1: 20-21
  7. K. Mulengera, L.L. Lulandala, S.M.S. Maliondo, A.P. Maerere, R.P.C. Temu, Z.S.K. Mvena and C.P. Msuya-Bengesi (2006). Catchment Conservation Approaches: The Case Study of Mzinga River Catchment in Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania. Research Abstracts, PANTIL, SUA, No. 1: 18-19.
  8. Lulandala, L.L.L., Mulengera, A.P. Maerere, S.M. Maliondo, R.P.C. Temu and Z.S.K. Mvena (2007). Achievements in tree planting in the Mzinga River Catchment, Morogoro, Tanzania. Paper presented at the Programme for Agricultural and Natural Resources Transformation for Improved Livelihoods (PANTIL) Workshop, held at Morogoro Hotel during 15-17 October 2007, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro. 12pp
  9. Mulengera, M.K.,L.L. Lulandala, S.M. Maliondo, A.P. Maerere, R.P.C. Temu, C.P. Msuya-Bengesi and Z.S.K. Mvena (2007). Soil Erosion in Mzinga Catchment and Sediment Conservation in its Drainage River. Paper presented at the Programme for Agricultural and Natural Resources Transformation for Improved Livelihoods (PANTIL) Workshop, held at Morogoro Hotel during 15-17 October 2007, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro. 9pp
  10. L.L. Lulandala (2007). Principal Ecological Issues with Significance in the  Management and Restoration of Tanzanian Miombo Woodlands. In: Marti Varmola, Sauli Valkonen and Sirkka Tapaninen (eds.) - Proceedings of the First MITMIOMBO Project Workshop held in Morogoro, Tanzania, 6-12 February 2007. Finnish Forest Research Institute (METLA) Working Paper 50, 129: 104-106  
  11. Lulandala, L.L.L., A.O. Chamshama, S.M. Maliondo & A.G. Mugasha, (1998). Agroforestry research at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania - An overview. In: Agroforestry and Environment in Tanzania (R. Otsyina, E.L. Ngatunga, B.M. Gama, J. Kaaya & M.H. Lutkamu (eds.)) - Proceedings of the first Tanzania National Agroforestry and Environment workshop held during 12-16 October, 1993 at SUA, Morogoro, Tanzania. Department of research and training, Ministry of Agrculture and Cooperatives,185: 83 – 90
  12. Moshi, E.R.F. &L.L. Lulandala, (1998). Inventory of indigenous agroforestry in      practice in the West Usambaras, Tanzania. In: J. Kinabo, G. Kifaro, A. Temu and S. Mbaga (Eds) 'Promotion of Agriculture Production in Tanzania': Proceedings of the    Third Faculty of Agriculture Annual Scientific Research Conference held at the Horticulture Multipurpose Hall, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, 6-8  May, 1998, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, 218: 176-184.

 

  1. Mgeni, A.S.M. &L.L. Lulandala (1996). Planning of conservation of Tanzania coastal forest biodiversity; case for sustainable development of Pugu Forest Reserve, Kisarawe District:  Alliances, conflicts and new opportunities.  In: K.H. Howell, F.A. Mturi & F.M. Urasa (Eds.) - Proceedings of the Coastal Forests Biodiversity workshop of 18 - 19 December, 1995. University of DSM, 167: 109 - 128.
  2. Chamshama, S.A.O. &L.L. Lulandala (1996). Agroforestry education at the Faculty of Forestry, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania. In: Per Rudebjer, Seif S. Madoffe & August B. Temu (eds) ) - Proccedings of a sub-          regional workshop on "Agroforestry education in Tanzania" held during 4 - 6         December,1995 at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania.  ICRAF,         Nairobi, No. 39, 74: 18-22
  3. Lulandala, L.L.L., F. Mahoo, L. Mtenga, S.T. Mafu, K.P. Sibuga, D. Rutatora, M. Kilasara & J. Rugambisa, (1996).  Soil and water conservation in the Uluguru Mountains: Lessons from Magadu and Towero villages in Morogoro. In: Per Rudebjer, Seif Madoffe & August A. Temu (eds) - Proccedings of a sub- regional workshop on "Agroforestry education in Tanzania" held during 4 - 6 December,1995 at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania. ICRAF, Nairobi, Report No. 39, 74:58-62.
  4. Lulandala, L.L.L. (1997). Community and Farm Forestry. In: M. Ruokonen, S.W. Masanyika, L.R. Mbwambo & K. Lukumbuzya (eds): Proceedings of the first TAFORI Workshop on Setting Forestry Research Needs and Priorities, held at the Mount Uluguru Hotel,Morogoro during 22-24 April, 1997. Tanzania Forestry Research Institute (TAFORI), Morogoro, 62: 14-17.

I teach and examine various courses both at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels at Sokoine University of Agriculture. I currently teach Agroforestry to Forestry and Agronomy students at the Undergraduate level and Forestry and Management of Natural Resources for Sustainable Agriculture (MNRSA) at the Postgraduate level.

From the last 2-year work contract (26 December 2015 – 25 December 2017) and the current work contract (26 December 2017 – 25 December 2019) with the University, the main thrust of my work continues to be teaching, research and consultancy.

 

During the 2–year work contract that ended on 25 December 2017 (26 December 2015 – 25 December 2017), I had supervised 12 Undergraduate students who had graduated. I am currently supervising 4 of them – making a total of 16 Undergraduate Special Projects. I had, at the same time, supervised 11 Postgraduate students (10 M.Sc and 1 Ph.D Researches) of which 8 have already graduated while I currently continue with the supervision of 3 MSc students. Since becoming a member of the Academic Staff of Sokoine University of Agriculture in 1976, I have supervised over 100 Undergraduate Special Projects, over 60 MSc and 4 PhD Postgraduate dissertations/theses. The most recent works (2015-2018) are summarized in the tables below. 

Professional Bodies Membership

Coordinator: Uluguru Mountain Integrated Soil Conservation Programme: 1991 - 1995.

Member: Sokoine University of Agriculture Senate: July, 1990 – June, 1996.   

Member: Steering Committee, Uluguru Mountain Integrated Soil Conservation Programme: 1991 - 1995.

Member: Tanzania Association of Foresters

Member: Nitrogen Fixing Trees Association

Member: International Society of Tropical Foresters

Position: Professor in Agroforestry

E-mail address: lulandala@sua.ac.tz

Phone: +255-023-2 603511-14  ext. 4631

Fax: +255-023-2604648 

Campus: Main Campus

Building: Ecosystems and Conservation

Office number: 7

Other websites: www.sua.ac.tz

Org Unit: College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism

Institution: Sokoine University of Agriculture