Developing an African appropriate response for rodent pest management in Tanzania

In order to be able to build and strengthen Tanzania’s STI capacities across a range of specialties that will enhance socio-economic development by tackling policy issues and knowledge dissemination, we have identified 26 individuals with technical competence who can deliver sustainable rodent management strategies in the country.


Addressing agricultural and food security issues related to rodent pests.

Assist in evaluating current knowledge, attitudes and practice at household, institutional and national levels with regards to impact and management of rodents.

Participating in expert advisory panels on rodent issues.

Team of experts with technical competence in rodent issues

Rhodes H. MakundiPhD.Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)rmakundi@yahoo.comEcology and Management of rodents
Apia W. MassawePhD.Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)apiamas@yahoo.comEcology of rodents; ecologically based rodent management
Loth S. MulunguPhD.Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) pest management, crop loss assessment
Zacharia J. MseswaBSc.Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)Zoogeographical distribution
Mr Christopher SabuniMSc.Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), SPMCSabuni03@gmail.comTaxonomy and ecology of rodents
Dr Georgies MgodePhD.Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Pest Management Centregfmgode@hotmail.comZoonoses
Prof. B.S. KilonzoPhD.Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and bacteria zoonoses
Prof. Robert MachanguPhD.Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) zoonoses associated with rodents
Dr. Abdul KatakwebaPhD.Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) Health importance of rodents
Ginethon MhamphiMSc.Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Pest Management CentreGinem1@yahoo.comPublic health and zoonoses; Pest management
Flora MagigeMSC.University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) ecology
Jestina KatandukilaPhD.University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) of subterranean rodents
Prof. R. SenzotaPhD.University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) ecology
Protas TeshaMSc.National Rodent Control Center (NRCC)teshaprotas@yahoo.comField rodent control; extension services
Christina TeweleMSc.National Rodent Control Center (NRCC)ttewele@yahoo.comField rodent control; extension services
Happiness LopaMSc.National Rodent Control Center (NRCC)lopahppiness@yahoo.comField rodent control; extension services; farmer training
P. LagweniMSc.Ilonga Agricultural Research InstituteLangwen01@yahoo.comPest management
F.P. MrossoPhDIlonga Agricultural Research Institutefurahamrosso@yahoo.comPest management
Ms. Victoria NgowoMSc.Prime Minister’s Office, Dar es SalaamAisa.ngowo@yahoo.comManagement of rodent pests; farmer training
Mshaka MdangiMSc.Ministry of Agriculture Training Institute (MATI), Ilonga, Kilosamesha78m@Yahoo.comFarmer training on rodent pest management, crop loss assessment
Saanya Aenea E.BSc.Selouis Game Reserve, TanzaniaZoogeographical distribution
Mr Edward MsyaniMSc.College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka, Tanzaniaemsyani@mwekawildlife.orgEcology of rodents in disturbed habitats
Flora MununaMSc.Tropical Pesticides Research Institute (TPPRI)fmununa@yahoo.comRodenticides testing and application
Emmanuel MlyashimbiMSc.Handeni District Agricultural OfficerEcmm14@yahoo.comFarmer training; filed rodent control, crop loss assessment

Kongola EliudMSc.Makutopora Agricultural Research Instituteeliudkongola@yahoo.comFarmer Training; crop loss assessment
Sixbert ValencyMSc.Kongwa District Agriculture OfficeSix.valency@yahoo.comExtension services, farmer training
Prof Peter TaylorUniversity of researcher
Dr Lourens SwanepoelUniversity of VendaLourens.swanepoel.univen@gmail.comRodent researcher
Mr Lesly Nkhumeleni University of Vendanlnembudani@gmail.comRodent researcher
Dr Mark KeithUniversity of researcher
Mr Frikkie KirstenARC/PPRI/StopRatsfrikkie.kirsten@gmail.comRodent researcher
Mr Emil Von MaltitzARC/PPRI/StopRatsVmaltitzE@arc.agric.zaRodent researcher
Phanuel MalebanaARC/PPRI/StopRatsshampanemalebana38@gmail.comRodent pest research
Dr Nico AvenantNational Museum (Bloemfontein) researcher
Prof Chris ChimimbaUniversity of researcher
Prof Nigel BennetUniversity of researcher
Dr Sarita MareeUniversity of researcher
Dr Teresa KearneyDitsong Museum of Natural mammal musuem curator
Dr Leigh RichardsDurban Natural Science mammal musuem curator
Johan WatsonFree State Nature Conservationwatsonj@detea.govConservationist
Dr Guy PalmerCape Naturegpalmer@
Dr Lientjie CohenMpumalanga Parks
Dr Margaret AveryIziko Museums, Cape mammal palaeontologist
Mr Mike BrownScientific Pest Control control
Mr Lee AshfordScientific Supa-Killlee@supa-kill.comPest control
Mrs Kelly control/Rodenticide
Mrs Tanya control/Rodenticide
Mr Tom MabesaAVCASA/CropLife control
Mrs Ursula control
Mr Bill SmitRetired consultantBillsmit@telkomsa.netPest control
Mr David FaberCoopers Environmental control
Mr Dino control operator
Mr Darron van VuurenPest Control control operator
Mrs Dawn SmithPest Control Specialistsdawnrock@lantic.netpest control operator
Mr Renier SwanepoelPest Control Specialists control operator
Mr William MasipaRentokilWilliam.Masipa@rentokil-initial.compest control operator
Mr Ross ClarkEnsystexrclark@ensystex.comPest control
Mr Mark EdwardesVilla Crop control
Dr. Neville PillayUniversity of the
Dr Hennie ButlerUniversity of the Free
Mr Art BoomanMpumalanga
Graeme control
Raynard CoetzeePathogen & Environmental Solutionsraynard@pesafrica,netpest control operator
Mr Jan van NiekerkJohannesburg Municipality; Environmental pest control
SA Pest Control Association (SAPCA)SA Pest Control Association pest control
Dr Sonja MattheeUniversity of
Dr Hanna-Andrea RotherUniversity of Cape health
S.A. Nat. Institute Communicable Diseases (NICD)S.A. Nat. Institute Communicable Diseases (NICD) for emerging and zoonotic diseases
Dr Duncan McFadyenE Oppenheimer &
Prof Gerhard VerdoornGriffon Poison Information information
Tygerberg Poison Information CentreTygerberg Poison Information poisoning
Meheretu Yonas (PhD)Mekelle UniversityRodent Researcher
Kiros WelegerimaMekelle UniversityRodent Researcher
Zewdneh ThomasWolaita Sodo UniversityRodent Researcher
Simone ShibruArba Minch UniversityRodent Researcher
Sabelo V. DlaminiUniversity of Swazilandsvdlamini@gmail.comHealth Scientist
Diana EarnshawUniversity of Swazilandearnshaw@uniswa.szCrop Production
Charles GumbiUniversity of
Sifiso LukheleUniversity of Swazilandlukhelembhekeni@gmail.comEcology
Themb’a MahlabaUniversity of Swazilandtmahlaba@uniswa.szEcology
Mnqobi MambaUniversity of Swazilandmambamnqobi3@gmail.comEcology
Buhlebenkhosi MasheleUniversity of Swazilandmashelebuhlebenkhosi@gmail.comEcology
Ara MonadjemUniversity of Swazilandara@uniswa.szEcology
Muzi SibiyaUniversity of Swazilandmuzisibiya07@gmail.comEcology
Felicity SimelaneUniversity of Swazilandntsimisosimelane@gmail.comEcology
Phumlile SimelaneUniversity of
Anele TsabedzeUniversity of Swazilandtsabedzeanele@gmail.comEcology
Wisdom DlaminiSwaziland National Trust
Sandile GumedzeSwaziland National Trust
Seth MaphalalaSwaziland National Trust
Thabiso HlopheMinistry of Agriculturethabisobrentonhlophe@gmail.comCrop Storage
Louis KuhlaseMinistry of Agricultureklouismusa@gmail.comCrop Storage
Pauline MasinaMinistry of Agriculturepaulinemasina@gmail.comCrop Storage
Nelson MavusoMinistry of Agriculturenelsonmavuso@ymail.comCrop Storage
Ian MacleodSwaziland Agricultural Specialist
Mduduzi NgwenyaAll Out Africamduduzi@alloutafrica.comEcology
Kim RoquesAll Out Africamduduzi@alloutafrica.comEcology