Angela Gerald Mkindi (PhD)

Angela Gerald Mkindi (PhD)

Lecturer in Sustainable Agriculture and Incubation Officer

The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology


Angela Gerald Mkindi (PhD) is a Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences and Bio-engineering at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST). She has a PhD in Sustainable Agriculture, with agroecology, environmental sciences and management background. Her research interests focus on sustainable production, through ecologically benign pest management approaches. She has worked to evaluate the use of pesticidal plants and harnessing ecosystem services in farmer fields. Her focus is in researching, implementing and consulting on sustainable crops pest management, ecosystem services in farmlands, organic agriculture and climate resilient farming approaches in Tanzania and beyond. She is passionate about collaborative research, with maximum involvement of farmers in all research stages, that is; problem identification, designing goals and approaches, evaluation and monitoring, feedback and planning. It’s from her strong commitment to smallholder farmers and their wellbeing, that she has facilitated the development of a Farmer Research Network to evaluate sustainable pest management and soil health improvement in the Hai district council-Tanzania. She is using the model in other farming systems interventions, with an optimism of creating a strong collaborative, bottom up and context based farming.


  • PhD Life Sciences (Sustainable Agriculture)

    The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology

  • MSc Environmental Sciences

    The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology

  • BSc in Environmental Sciences and Management

    Sokoine University of Agriculture



Incubation officer

Research and Innovation section, The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology

Oct 2020 – Present Arusha Tanzania

Responsibilities include:

  • Screening potential ideas, inventions, innovations, Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) and Minimum Viable Systems/Processes (MVSs) for incubation.
  • Ensuring that, inventions and innovations for the incubation Centre are patentable and or have recognised background intellectual property
  • Conducting innovation assessment of the ideas, inventions, innovations, MVPs and MVSs from a list approved by the management to undergo incubation process
  • Formulating teams of experts in the fields of business, technology development and respective areas of specialization in line with the ideas, inventions, innovations, MVPs and MVSs to provide technical support, training, and mentorship in all stages of Pre-Incubation and Incubation
  • Identifying Intellectual Properties emanating during the pre-incubation and incubation processes
  • Building and maintain deep relationships with customers, representing their interests throughout the incubation life cycle using and adapting to new and emerging technologies and strategies


Department of Sustainable Agriculture, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management, The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology)

Jun 2020 – Present Arusha, Tanzania
Taught Sustainable agriculture, Agroecology and Sustainable crop protection




A PAN-Africa- African Women in Agriculture Research and Development (AWARD) fellow- 2019/2020 fellowship cohort.

Recent Posts


Plant, and non Chemical based Products for Crop Pest Management.

The Project Is intended to add value to locally made botanical and non-plant agents, to produce efficient pesticides. The project focuses on production of bankable business plans, and feasibility studies for usable and sellable products and related IPs leading to sustainable pest management, income generation and enhanced research

Assessments of Botanical Pesticides to Augment Above and Below Ground Ecosystem Services

The overall goal of the project is to improve food security in Tanzania through the development and optimization of plant-based pest management technologies that are simple, effective, reliable, safe, low-cost and appropriate for the control of field and storage insect pests of legumes and cereal crops.

Higher education student and staff mobility between Programme and Partner countries

This exchange program, will host 2 PhD students, 1 training staff, and 1 Teaching staff from NM-AIST to the University of Milano Bicocca.

Recent & Upcoming Talks

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