Ministry of Agriculture Training Institute - Mlingano (Tanga)

The Ministry of Agriculture training Institute (MATI) Mlingano which was estabIished in 1970 offers long and short courses:

Long courses

  • Agromechanization

Short courses:

  • Draught animals
  • Management Farmers training
  • Tailor made courses on request.

Location:

MATI—Mlingano is located in Muheza District, Tanga Region, 30 km Wet to Tanga and 12km East of Muheza, on the Tanga-Dar es Salaam highway.

Cources:

1. AGROMECHANIZATION DIPLOMA COURSE
Objectives:
At the end of the course the students should be able to:-

  • Operate, repair and maintain farm machinery
  • Train and supervise machinery operators
  • Designer and make simple tools and machinery spares
  • Carryout extension programs
  • Train farmers and students.
  • Manage Farm workshops

Target Group:
Pre-Service: ‘A’ level with passes in any two of the following subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Geograph and English.

Course Content
First year:

  • Applied physics and mathematics
  • Electrical power and other sources of power
  • Tractor power
  • Planting fertilizer applicators, spraying and weeding
  • Machinery
  • Tillage machinery and tractor driving
  • Animal power
  • Workshop technology
  • Technical drawing
  • Soil and water-Management and agroforestry
  • Principles of crop husbandry &Livestock Production
  • Agricultural Economics and farm Management
  • Psychology, rural sociology, adult learning and gender

Second Year:

  • Harvesting and processing Machinery
  • Tractor power
  • Farm Power and Machinery management
  • Carpentry, precision instruments and lathe works
  • Farm structures
  • Rural technology
  • Farm management and Workshop
  • Organization and Management
  • Biometry
  • Farming Systems Research
  • Extension, communication skills and public administration.

Two years. The course starts in early September of each year.*

  • MATI—Mlingano Profile
  • Costs: US$ 2000 for foreign students
  • Tshs. 540,000/=* for private organizations
  • Tshs. 360 000I=* parent sponsored students
  • Tshs. 200,000/= Day students
  • *Subject to change annually

2. DRAUGHT ANIMAL POWER:
Objectives:
The course aims at enabling Participants to select, train, use care for draught animals in farm operations as well as repair maintain animal drawn implements and carts.

Target groups:

  • Extension workers
  • Farmers
  • Duration: Four weeks

Course content:

Week one

  • Selection of draught animals
  • Animal drawn implements
  • Farm operations.

Week Two

  • Training of oxen and donkeys for work

Week Three

  • Management and care of draught animals their implements.

Week Four

  • Application of the knowledge and Practice.

Address

The Principal,
MATI—Mlingano,
P.O.Box 5051,
TANGA, TANZANIA.
Cell Phone: +255 754 387593
E.mail: matimIingano@hotmaiLcom

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