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Evodius Waziri Rutta

Sustainability Researcher, Queen's University, Ontario

I am Sustainability Researcher with other 15 years of work experience. Over the years, I have worked with governments and several international development agencies including such as the World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), German Development Agency (GIZ), Pathfinder International. As Project Team Leader in these organizations, I was engaged in programs management, monitoring and evaluation, research, policy advisory for agriculture, renewable energy and sustainable forest programs..

In research, I have a passion for and interest in agriculture-food related research with a focus on small-scale farming systems in Africa. My broad areas of interest are to explore 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 (, the first post-harvest innovation center based 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 design and 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