Prof. Bruno J. Ndunguru
Professor Bruno John Ndunguru (65) - one of the Founding Members and Fellows of Tanzania Academy of Sciences (TAAS) was born on 29th May 1947 in Litembo, Mbinga District, Ruvuma Region. He was a member of the Executive Committee of TAAS and Honorary Treasurer from July 2012.
Prof. Ndunguru was an agronomist who, in 1972, got his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from the then University of East Africa, at the University College of Dar es Salaam under the Faculty of Agriculture in Morogoro. He was awarded a degree of Master of Science degree in Whole Plant and Crop Physiology in 1974 and a degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 1977 from the University of Reading, England.
He worked at the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Science of the University of Dar es Salaam (now Sokoine University of Agriculture) reaching the rank of Associate Professor in 1985. From 1985 to 1986 he was an agronomist and Team Leader for the Organization for African Unity Scientific, Technical and Research Commission, Semi-arid Food Grain Research and Development in Benin. Thereafter, he worked in Niger as a Principal Groundnut agronomist for ICRISAT Sahelian Centre. From 1992 to 1994 he worked as a Principal agronomy scientist and Team Leader for the South African Development Community and ICRISAT. From 1994 to 1998 he served as Director of the Southern African Centre for Cooperation in Agricultural Research and Natural Resources Research and Training (SACCAR) in Botswana. From 1998 to his retirement in 2012 he worked at the Tea Research Institute of Tanzania where he served as Executive Director from 2002. He served in several boards of institutions dealing with agriculture and education.