Outreach centers are important strategic places where SUA demonstrates its innovations and technologies.
Sokoine University of Agriculture has campuses, which serve the regular trainings as well as outreach purposes. The campuses include
- The Main campus (2,376 ha) where ICE, SUA Model Farm and Horticultural unit are found,
- Solomon Mahlangu Campus (1,050 ha) in Morogoro,
- Olmotonyi campus (840 ha) near Arusha ,
- Mazumbai campus (320 ha) near Lushoto,
- Mizengo Pinda Campus in Katavi,
- Tunduru, Mbinga and Ifinga campuses in Ruvuma.
Other outreach stations are
- Morning side and
- Kitulang’alo forest in Morogoro Region.
This section deals with provision and coordination of continuing education in the form of short courses through face to face instruction and by distance learning. Emphasis is on training in-service actors (researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, extension workers, farmers among others).
It also deals with disseminating technologies and innovations generated by SUA researchers to targeted beneficiaries (farmers, private sector and the general public). The major functions of this section. include coordination of various exhibitions, extension activities, training farmers and other actors on various aspects of development. It also involve packaging and repackaging of technologies for wider dissemination.
This section plays a pivotal role in managing communication media facilities (SUA FM Radio, SUA TV, New Media, audio-visual equipment and Journal of Continuing Education and Extension (JCEE). SUA Media is aimed at enhancing the dissemination of innovations and technologies. The SUA- Media facility invites educational programs and advertisements at reasonable rates. Also it encourages program exchange and cooperation with other local and international TV stations.
The activities of ICE are governed by the ICE’s Board. The Director of the Institute serves as the Chairperson of the board. Members are drawn from Colleges, Institutes and other institutions and local government whose activities relate, or are relevant to those of the ICE. The Board is responsible for policy making, planning and monitoring all activities of the Institute.
The Board is assisted by a limited number of core staff, constituting academic, administrative and technical. The staff take the lead in planning and executing various activities on behalf of the University.