Research Priority Area Research Grants Ongoing Research Projects
MoCU Researchers conducts their researches around the following main themes: Co-operative Development, Community Development, Gender Development, Rural Transformation, Law, Business Studies, Poverty Alleviation, Land Tenure and Land Deals, Food Security, Agricultural Development, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Organizational Development, Entrepreneurship Development, Natural Resources Management; and any other cross-cutting theme

1. Danida 2016

2. DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP)2015 -16

Examining Success Factors for Sustainable Development through Integrated Co-operative Model. The project team is lead by Prof. S. A. Chambo (MoCU). This research work is funded by the IDRC-Canada via Canadian Co-operative Association. In this project MoCU researchers are corroborating with researchers from the Makerere University, University of Saskatchewan, ILANK, and Rwanda Co-operative Agency. The project is in its final stage of report writing.
Co-operative Journal Report Series Books and Teaching Manuals Abridged Theses and Dissertations PROCEEDINGS

Journal of Co-operative and Business Studies (JCBS) - Volume1, by JCBS

Journal of Co-operative and Business Studies (JCBS) - Volume1, by JCBS

Books and Teaching Manuals

Abridged Theses and Dissertations

Proceedings of the International Cooperative Research Conference for Africa (ICRCA)

The Department of Postgraduate Studies is responsible for the overall management and quality assurance of the postgraduate programmes at the University College. Programmes Coordinated by the department of postgraduate Studies are :

Programme Name Area Of Interest Duration Campus
Co-operative Business Management 1 Year (Two Semester)
Full Time
Main Campus
Community Development 1 Year (Two Semester)
Full Time
Main Campus
Accounting and Finance 1 Year (Two Semester)
Full Time
Main Campus
Saving and Credit Co-operative Societies Management 1 Year (Two Semester)
Full Time
Main Campus
Cooperative and Community Development 1 Year (Two Semester)
Full Time
Main Campus
Procurement and Supply Management 1 Year (Two Semester)
Full Time
Main Campus
Research 1 Year (Two Semester)
Full Time and Evening
Main Campus

Faustine Karrani Bee is a Professor of Development Studies at the Moshi Co-operative University (MoCU) in the department of Co-operative Development and Management (CDM). He holds a PhD in Literature and Philosophy in Development Studies with a specialization in Rural Finance from the University of South Africa (UNISA) Pretoria; Master of Arts in Development Studies (with a specialization in Agricultural and Rural Development) from The Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, The Netherlands. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (with a specialization in Agricultural and Rural Development) from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He served as a visiting Research Fellow (VRF) of the Institute of Developing Economies from (October 16th, 1995 - April 29th, 1996) in Tokyo.
Currently Prof. Bee is an Acting Vice Chancellor of the Moshi Co-operative University (MoCU) located in Moshi Municipality. Earlier on he served in various positions at the then Moshi University College of Co-operative and Business Studies (MUCCoBS) a Constituent College of the Sokoine University of Agriculture from 2004 to 2014 including Principal (2010 - 2014); Deputy Principal (Academic) 2009 - 2010)) and Director of Research and Consultancy Services (2004 - 2008). As Principal and now Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bee has participated in various policy fora/dialogue organized by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training as well as other relevant government organs involved in policy development and dialogue. He has participated in various workshops and seminars organized both locally, regionally and internationally.
His research interests include: Rural Finance and Microfinance, Development Economics; Agricultural Marketing; Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Systems; Agricultural Economics and Planning, and Rural Development.
Some of his current researches (ongoing) include: The contribution of Dairy Co-operatives on Households' Livelihoods in Tanzania: The Case of Tanga Dairy Co-operative Union; The Role of co-operatives in Poverty Reduction in Tanzania: The Case of Agricultural Marketing Co-operatives; and Family and smallholder farms: Food and nutrition security in a globalized market.
Some of his current publications include: "Microeconomics: A simplified Students' Handbook"; "Fair Trade - Fair Futures: The Kilimanjaro Native Co-operative Union scholarship programme for children made vulnerable by AIDS", ILO CoopAfrica Working Paper No. 6; "Co-operative Education in Africa: The Case of the Moshi University College of Co-operative and Business Studies , Tanzania" in Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies Vol. 1, 2014; "The Role of Social and Solidarity Economy in Tanzania", in Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies Vol. 01 - Issue 05, December, 2013.
Others include "An Emerging Development Co-operation Initiative: The Experiences of Fredskorpset South - South Exchange Programme", in MUCCoBS' Research Report series, Vol. 1 issue No. 1, 2009; Analysis of Agricultural Marketing Constraints and Strategies for Developing Domestic Agricultural Markets in Tanzania" in the Journal of Co-operative and Business Studies, MUCCoBS Vol.1, No. 1, 2009; "Empowering Farmers' Co-operatives through Fair Trade: The case of Three-Coffee Co-operatives in Tanzania" in the Journal of Co-operative and Business Studies, Vol. 1, 2003; "An Assessment of Challenges to Traditional Livelihoods and Newly Emerging Employment Patterns of Pastoralists in Tanzania", Job Creation and Enterprise Development/Co-operatives - Indigenous People, ILO Geneva.
Professor Bee apart from attending 45 National and International workshop/conferences has also managed to present 17 papers and some of these papers are: "Member Participation in Co-operatives: Pillar for Successful Co-operatives in Africa", a paper presented at the ICA Africa General Assembly Nairobi, 2014; "The Role of Social and Solidarity Economy in Developing Countries: The Experiences of Tanzania" a paper presented at the "International Co-operative Research Conference for Africa, held at MUCCoBS, Moshi; "Co-operative Education in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges" a paper presented at the ICA Global Research Conference on New Opportunities for Co-operatives held at Ruralia Institute of the University of Helsinki in Mikkeli; ICA Africa: Co-operative Development Progress Report, 2009 - 2011, A Report compiled and presented at the Ministerial Co-operative Conference Review Meeting held in Windhoek, Namibia. He has also managed to conduct 15 consultancies either as a Team leader or member with various organizations
E mail Address: "faustine.bee@mocu.ac.tz"; or "fkbee2001@yahoo.com"

Prof. Suleman Adam Chambo works at the Moshi Co-operative University (MoCU) under the Department of Co-operative Development and Management in the capacity of Professor. He holds a Master of Environmental Studies and holder of Master of Arts in Economics and Bachelor of Arts in Economics both from the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
His research interests include: Cooperative development, Agriculture and rural development, rural livelihoods and cooperatives, community driven development, environment and natural resource management.
Prof. Chambo is an experienced professor in cooperative issues currently his research project is on examining Success Factors for Sustainable Rural Development through the Integrated Co-operative Model: Funded by IDRC is at the final stage.
His publications among others include; Global Issues Affecting Co-operatives in Africa, Successful Rural Producer Organizations in Tanzania and the "Role of Co-operatives in Social-Economic Development" A study of Six Countries in Africa (A commissioned study of Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Swaziland and Tanzania) with Mwangi, M and Oloo, O. Prof. S. A. Chambo has presented 73 papers in both National and International conferences/workshops and seminars to mention the few: United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Co-operatives, New York, ICA General Assembly and Research Conferences, Geneva Switzerland and Co-operative Leadership Conference, Nairobi Kenya. He has also conducted 38 consultancies to various stakeholders within and outside his home country Tanzania.
E mail Address: sulchambo50@yahoo.com

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