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Evodius Waziri Rutta

Sustainability Researcher, Queen's University, Ontario

I am a sustainability researcher with other 15 years of work experience. I have worked with governments and several international development agencies, including the World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), German Development Agency (GIZ) and Pathfinder International. As project team leader in these organizations, I was engaged in programs management, monitoring and evaluation, research, and policy advice for agriculture, renewable energy and sustainable forest programs. I hold a PhD from Queen's University in Ontario.

I have a passion for agriculture and food related research, with a focus on small-scale farming systems in Africa. My broad areas of interest are how policies can propel agriculture innovations (technologies) and their adoption, acceptance and use among under-resourced farmers of sub-Saharan Africa. As a researcher, I employ qualitative techniques to explore and understand socially and economically sound solutions addressing day to day livelihood and environmental challenges of rural communities.

I am also a founder of MAVUNOLAB (, a post-harvest innovation center in Morogoro, Tanzania, with a mission to develop low cost and affordable technologies, products and services to mitigate post-harvest food losses in Tanzania. We work with young graduate engineers to come up with affordable solutions to prevent and reduce food loss and waste in Tanzania.


  • 2018–present


  • 2022 
    Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, PhD in Environmental Studies
  • 2018 
    Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, Masters in Environmental Policy