Dr K. Nyikahadzoi

Director
Nyikahadzoi
Dr K. Nyikahadzoi

DPhil Zwe, MPhil Zwe, Bsc (hons) Economics Zwe
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Dr Kefasi Nyikahadzoi is a senior lecturer with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Applied Social Sciences. Broadly, his research interest is on ecological economics and issues of institutional economics. Within this broad spectrum, he has done research in the areas of rural development and rural livelihoods and food security. In his research, he focuses on how the interface of society and natural resources can be rationalized for the benefit of the poor people living with these resources. He is also interested in understanding how institutional arrangements within the smallholder-farming sector can be optimized for food security and improved livelihoods of the poor smallholder farmers. In undertaking his studies, Dr K. Nyikahadzoi uses mixed research methods. He has undertaken research on fisheries management focusing on riverine, small dams, inshore and pelagic fisheries; issues of livelihoods among smallholder farmers; and social issues of orphans and vulnerable children.

 Publications

  1. Nyikahadzoi K. (2008), Challenges of Using Common Property Assumptions in Managing (Limnothrissa Miodon) Kapenta Fishery at Lake Kariba, International Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, Volume 1, Number. 4, pages 108 – 116
  2. Nyikahadzoi K, (2002), Contesting Inequalities in Access Rights to Natural Resources: Experiences with the Zimbabwe’s Policies on Kapenta Fishery Management. Paper published in ‘Gehed K and Sarch M.T, African Inland Fisheries: The Management Challenge” pages 74 – 88.
  3. Nyikahadzoi K, (2009), Challenges to collective action in the management of the Kapenta fishery in Lake Kariba, Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management, Volume 14, pages 337 – 351
  4. Nyikahadzoi K, (2007), The influence of changing political and economic contexts of Zimbabwe on Co-management within the Limnothrissa Moidon (Kapenta fishing industry at Lake Kariba, Zambezia Volume XXXiv(i/ii), pages 79 – 95.
  5. Nyikahadzoi K and Raakjaer, J, (2009), Policy evolution and dynamics of governance at Lake Kariba Kapenta fishery, Development Southern Africa, Volume 26, Number 4, pages 639-648.
  6. Nyikahadzoi K, Hara M and Raakjaer J, (2010), Transforming ownership and governance – lessons from capital intensive pelagic fisheries in South Africa and Zimbabwe, International Journal of the Commons, Volume. 4, Number 2, pages. 663–682.
  7. Nyikahadzoi K et al, (2011), Promoting effective collective marketing in the context of integrated agricultural research for development in Sub Saharan Africa, Learning Publics Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Studies, Volume 1, Number 1, 82 – 97.
  8. Siziba S, Nyikahadzoi K, et al, (2011), Determinants of cereal market participation by Sub Saharan Smallholder farmers, Learning Publics Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Studies, Volume 1, Number 1, 180 -193.
  9. Nyikahadzoi K et al, (2011), Promoting effective multi-stakeholder partnership for policy development for smallholder farming systems: A case of the Sub Saharan Africa Challenge programme, African Journal of Agricultural Research, see review article
  10. Nyikahadzoi K. Samati R, Motsi P D, Siziba S and Adewale A (2012)Strategies for improving the economic status of female-headed households in Eastern Zimbabwe: The case of adopting the IAR4D framework’s innovation platforms. Journal of Social Development in Africa, Volume 27 Number 2.
  11. Nyikahadzoi K, et al (2012) Impact of integrated agricultural research and development on adoption of soil fertility management technologies among smallholder farmers of Southern Africa, Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Volume 4 (19) pp 512 – 521.
  12. Nyikahadzoi K et al (2012) Creating food self reliance among the smallholders of eastern Zimbabwe: exploring the role of integrated agricultural research for development, Food Security: The science, sociology and economics of food production and access to food, Volume 4 number 4 pp 647 – 656
  13. Nyikahadzoi K et al (2012) Stakeholder Participation in Innovation Platform and Implications for Integrated agricultural research for development, International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry Volume 2, Number 3 pp 92 – 100.
  14. Nyikahadzoi K et al (2012) Integrated Agricultural Research For Development In The Context Of Gender Differentiation: Improving the economic status of female-headed households among Zimbabwe’s smallholder farmers, Journal of Social Development in Africa, Volume 27 number 2 pp 59 – 84.