11 February 2013

Tanzania: Human Resources Shortage Hurts Research

Mtwara — Tanzania research institutions are likely to face shortage of researchers if government will not put much effort to train more people.

Speaking during the meeting with a team of Bioscience for Farming in Africa (B4FA) that were in Mtwara, at the Naliendele Agriculture Research Institute (NARI) recently, to see among others breeding activities that are being done at the institution.

The Principal Researcher at the institute, Dr Omary Mponda said that the government is likely to abandon research activities if priorities were not given to train new researchers.

Dr Mponda said that it was important for the government to train more young scientists so that the ongoing research in different institutions can continue after the retirement of the aging researchers.

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