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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY

We are Located Here:


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For Further enquiries, please contact:

The Principal
MATI—Uyole MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
P.O. Box 2292
TRAINING INSTITUTE—UYOLE
Mbeya
Tanzania, East Africa
Tel: 255-25-2510015
E-Mail: uyole@atma.co.tz
•Diploma in Animal Production STUDENTS’ WELFARE
MATI—Uyole •Diploma in Crop Production MATI-tiyole ensures that there is always a comfortable and excit-
ing educational environment by providing high standard services.
•Diploma in Food Production and Nutrition
•General Agriculture Diploma
LOCATION •Certificate Course in Agriculture
MATI Uyole is located at longitude 33022’E and latitude 8 055’S. •Certificate in Livestock Production Catering services
It is about 8 Km east of Mbeya along the Tanzania Zambia •Certificate Course in Crop Production (CCP) The Institute offers excellent
highway. At an elevation of 1798 the Institute enjoys a cool •Certificate Course in Animal Health and Production. services to students, short
climate for most part of the year. Temperature falls as low as - course participants and visi-
ENROLLMENT CONDITION tors. There is a special kitchen
7°C June and July. The average annual rainfall is around Students admitted for certificate are either primary school in Food Science and Nutrition
965mm. The rain season extends from November to May. Soils leavers with a working experience of at least five years in Department, which provides
are volcanic in origin with a pH of 6.5. agricultural related activities, having attended an agricultural catering services to special
course of at least one year and passed a pre-entry examina- groups such as short courses,
tion or Form IV leavers with passes in science subjects e.g. biol- meetings and guests.
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND ogy, chemistry and or Agriculture science. Pass in English is an
The history of MATI Uyole dates back to 1968 when the advantage as it is the medium for instruction.
Tanzania government decided to establish an Agriculture Diploma students must either posses certificate in any agricul- Medical Services
Training and Research joint project with the government of tural and/or livestock-related field or must have completed Most common ailments can be treated at the Institutes’ dispen-
Nordic Countries~ An agreement was reached in 1970s, when advanced school education with at least a principal level pass sary which is just a stone throw from the hails of the residence.
in any science subject. Serious cases are referred to Mbeya Referral hospital.
construction works~ begin. Training activities commenced in
January 1975. The first intake of in-service students was a three-
month course in Agromechanization. The first diploma and SHORT COURSES
certificate students were enrolled in July 1975. In March 1976 the Short courses may be offered either in field or on — campus
although courses conducted at the institute have proved to be
project became a semi — autonomous parastatal organization more popular. They are of one to two weeks’ duration and
known as Uyole Agricultural Center. The later was reconverted are aimed at either periodically up-dating agricultural skills of Accommodation
to a government institution— called MARTI Uyole in 1993. field workers or training farmers in various aspects of agricul- Accommodations for both
tural and livestock production. men and women are pro-
MARTI Uyole is an acronym for Ministry of Agriculture Research
and Training Institute. Departmental re-organization in Ministry The course are organized in specific modules, tailored to the vided in 244 comfortable
requirements of the target group, in specific courses such as rooms spread in four single-
leading to separation of Training and Research Institute story hostels. One hostel is
Agroforestry, organic farming, production of various field specially reserved for short
activities have necessitated changing from MARTI to MATI. crops, vegetables and fruit production, agricultural chemicals
MATI Uyole is undoubtedly the most modern and largest and the environment, biometry and plant protection. Others course participants.
among other sister Institutions offering agricultural training in include dairy goat husbandry, dairy cattle husbandry, im-
Tanzania, with capacity of accommodating around 500 resi- proved local chicken raring, and preparation of weaning food,
gender issues, enterpreneurship, milk processing and training
dent students. of trainers. Various donor agencies, NGO, private companies Recreation Facilities
and individuals sponsor these short courses. MATI Uyole is re-known for its excellent outdoor and indoor facili-
ties for various popular sports and games. Students are encour-
COURSES OFFERED TRAINING FACILITIES aged to participate in one or more of these for good mental and
The institute has over the years maintained high standard~ physical health.
The institute offers two main types of courses viz, long and short
academic excellency and attribute which has attracted both
— term courses. Long courses are offered at certificate and local foreign students. The training offered is mainly of practi- Worship places
diploma levels, which are of two years’ duration each. The main cal oriented nature. To meet the requirements, the institute As enshrined in the constitution of the United Republic of Tanza-
objective of these courses is to equip trainees with modern skills boasts a well-trained and experienced staff and training facili- nia, every individual has complete freedom of worship. Worship
ties. places for most Christian denominations and Moslems are avail-
in various agricultural disciplines to enable them work in able on the campus and nearby areas.
private (e.g. self employment) and to some extent meet trained Classrooms and Laboratories
manpower requirements in agricultural sector. There are adequate, spacious and well equipped classroom ar Transport
lecture theatre with modem equipments. There is also an The Institute usually provides transport for field excursions, practi-
audio-visuals unit, that provides all teaching ai including cal training, sports, entertainment, emergencies etc.
video facilities and learning process.
Training Farm
This is perhaps the most important teaching — cum training
labors for imparting practical skills. There are more than 4Oha For Further enquiries, please
of farmi where students grow various crops and manage live- contact:
stock suct dairy cattie, pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits and poultry.
Library
The Institute’s library has the largest collection of agricultural MATI—Uyole
information in the Southern Highlands regions of Tanzania. P.O. Box 2292
collection includes books, conference proceedings, theses, dis- Mbeya
sertations, magazines, and local news papers. The library has a Tanzania, East Africa
CD - ROM facility, which can access a number of tropical agri-
cultural bibliographic database. The collection is further sup-
plemented by borrowing through the Inter-Libretto loan ser- Tel: 255-25-2510015
vice. E-Mail: uyole@atma.co.tz