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Blessed Masunda

Lecturer


Blessed Masunda
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Specialisations:Animal Physiology, Dairy Production
Research In Progress:

  • Potential for commercial small scale milk production and processing from beef type cattle in the Otjinene Smallholder farming area of Namibia.
  • The efficacy of Aloe vera and Bidens pilosa additives in broiler feeds
  • The use of oregano as a feed based growth promoter in broilers.
  • Technology adoption by smallholder dairy farmers in Zimbabwe: A case study of Nharira-Lancashire scheme

Publications

1. Masunda B., Marjory Kandjou, Mpofu I.D.T and Mano R. (2012) The potential for small scale milk processing schemes from the semi normadic pastoral cattle production in Namibia (Submitted for publication)
2. Masunda B. and Imbayarwo-Chikosi E.V., 2011. Adoption of feed technologies by smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe: The challenges. Paper presented at the Higher Education and Intellectual Expo held at the University of Zimbabwe, 14-18 February 2011.
3. Masunda B. and Mutetwa L.R., 2007. Success stories in beef production during the Fast Track Land Resettlement Period in Zimbabwe. In C.T Khombe and L.R Ndlovu (eds) Livestock production in the post land reform period in Zimbabwe. Published by the Centre for Rural Technologies, National University of Science & Technology
4. Masunda, B., Mutisi, C. and Hamudikuwanda H. 2004. Ovarian activity and general reproductive performance of Mashona cows in Sanyati communal area. Paper presented at the 7th Science and Technology symposium held at Harare International conference Centre, 1-3 September 2004
5. Masunda, B., Mutisi, C., Hamudikuwanda, H., and Agumba, J.G.O., 1999. The concentration of faecal progestins during the oestrous cycle in Nkone cows and the effects of duration of storage of faecal samples at room temperature on faecal progestin levels. Tropical Animal Health and Production 31: 373-381.
6. Masunda, B., Mutisi, C., Hamudikuwanda, H., and Agumba, J.G.O., 2002. The use of faecal progestin measurements to monitor reproductive activity in Mashona cows in a smallholder farming area of Zimbabwe. Tropical Animal Health and Production 34:309-318.

Dr Emmanuel Tendai Nyahangare

Lecturer


Dr Emmanuel Tendai Nyahangare 
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Specializations: Nutritional Biochemistry & Animal Nutrition
Research in progress

  • Surveys of ethno-veterinary plants used in tick control in Sanyati, Matopos, Chiredzi and Muzarabani Districts.
  • Toxicity and phytochemical analysis of acaricidal plants in Zimbabwe
  • Optimisation of acaricidal activity of plants used for control of cattle ticks in Zimbabwe
  • Mode of action of selected acaricidal plants against cattle ticks

Recent publications
1. Madzimure, J., Nyahangare, E. T., Hamudikuwanda, H., Hove, T., Stevenson, P.C., Belmain S.R., Mvumi B.M., 2011. Acaricidal efficacy against cattle ticks and acute oral toxicity of Lippia javanica ( Burm f.) Spreng. Trop Anim Health Prod 43 : 481 – 489
2. Nyahangare, E.T., Hove, T., Mvumi, B.M., Hamudikuwanda, H., Belmain, S.R., Madzimure, J., Stevenson, P.C., 2012. Acute mammalian toxicity of four pesticidal plants. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research. 6 (13) : 2674 – 2680
3. Nyahangare, E.T., Mvumi, B.M., Stevenson, P C., 2012. Tick control measures from nature. Agriland. May/June 77. (Online journal)

DR MENAS WUTA

DR MENAS WUTA
BSc Hons Agric (UZ), MSc (Reading UK), PhD (Edinburgh)
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Specialization:                    Soil Science: Pedology, Soil Survey and Land Evaluation

Recent Publications:

  1. Mapanda, F., Wuta, M., Nyamangara, J. and Rees, R.M. 2011. Effects of organic and mineral fertilizer nitrogen on greenhouse gas emissions and plant-captured carbon under maize cropping in Zimbabwe. Plant and Soil, 343(1), 67-81. DOI 10.1007/s11104-011-0753-7
  2. Kundhlande, A., Nyakudya, I. W., Katsvanga C. A. T.,Wuta, M. and Gotosa J. 2012. Influence of Pinuspatula(Schltdl. and Cham.) plantations on dolerite soil properties in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe: A case study of Erin Forest Estate. International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences, 7(1), 9-24.
  3. Nyamadzawo, G.,  Nyamugafata, P., Wuta, M. and Nyamangara, J. 2012. Maize yields under coppicing and non coppicing fallows in a fallow-maize rotation system in central Zimbabwe. Agroforestry Systems, 84: 273-286,DOI: 10.1007/s10457-011-9453-9
  4. Wuta, M. and Nyamugafata, P. 2012. Management of cattle and goat manure in Wedza smallholder farming area, Zimbabwe. African Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 7(26), pp. 3853-3859, DOI: 10.5897/AJAR12.038
  5. Nyamadzawo G., Nyamugafata, P., Wuta, M., Nyamangara, J.andChikowo, R. 2012. Infiltration and runoff losses under fallowing and conservation agriculture practices on contrasting soils, Zimbabwe. Water SA, 38 (2): 233-240, DOI: 10.4314/wsa.v38i2.8
  6. Rees, R. M., Augustin, J., Alberti, G., Ball, B.C., Boeckx, P., Canterel, A., Castaldi, S., Chirinda, N., Chojnicki, B., Giebels, M., Gordon, H., Grosz, B., Horvath, L., Juszczak, R., Kasimir-Klemedtsson, A., Klemedtsson, L., Medinets, S., Machon, A., Mapanda, F., Nyamangara, J., Olesen, J., Reay, D., Sanchez, L., Sanz-Cobena, A., Smith, K.A., Sowerby, A., Sommer, M., Soussana, J.F., Stenberg, M., Topp, C.F.E., van Cleemput, O., Vallejo, A., Watson, C.A. and Wuta, M. 2012. Nitrous oxide emissions from European agriculture; an analysis of variability and drivers of emissions from field experiments. Biogeosciences Discussions, 9: 9259-9288, DOI:10.5194/bgd-9-9259-2012.
  7. Mugandani. R, Wuta, M, Makarau, A, Chipindu, B. 2012.Re-classification of agro-ecological regions of Zimbabwe in conformity with climate variability and change. African Crop Science Journal, 20(s2): 361-369.
  8. Mapanda, F., Wuta, M., Nyamangara, J. and Rees, R.M. and Kitzler, B. 2012.  Greenhouse gas emissions from savanna (Miombo) woodlands: responses  to clearing and cropping. African Crop Science Journal, 20(s2): 385-400.
  9. Nyamadzawo, G., Chirinda, N., Mapanda, F., Nyamangara, J., Wuta, M., Nyamugafata, P. and Olesen, J.E. (2012). Land-use and land-use change effects on nitrous oxide emissions in the seasonally dry ecosystems of Zimbabwe: A Review. African Crop Science Journal, 20(s2): 553-564.
  10. Mapanda, F., Wuta, M., Nyamangara, J. and Rees, R.M. 2012. Nitrogen leaching and indirect nitrous oxide emissions from fertilized croplands in Zimbabwe. Nutrient Cycling in Agro-ecosystems, 94: 85-96, DOI 10.1007/s10705-012-9528-7
  11. Wuta M. (2000) Soils of a portion of Save Communal Area in Buhera District, Zimbabwe. A report of a soil survey and erosion assessment carried out for the Forestry Commission of Zimbabwe, Sept/Oct. 2000. Forestry Commission, Harare.
  12. Wuta M. (2000) Soils of a portion of Chivi Communal Area in Chivi District,   Zimbabwe. A report of a soil survey and erosion assessment carried out for the Forestry Commission of Zimbabwe, Nov/Dec.2000. Forestry Commission, Harare.
  13. Mazvimavi D, Chapeyama O., Gambiza P. and Wuta M. (1997) Environmental impact assessment of the proposed Arcturus road - Pomona 132 kV powerline. Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA).
  14. Ndiweni, P.N.B., Masimbe, S., Wuta, M., Sikwila, M.N. and Mautsa, J.S. (1997) Report on survey to assess resources at institutions that could be available for the Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Agriculture (Management) degree program. University of Zimbabwe, College of Distance Education.
  15. Karima, A.C. and Wuta, M. (1995) Feasibility Study on the most appropriate mechanism of pumping water from Mangende (Zhombe) and Paraffin boreholes (Silobela) for small irrigation gardens and the suitability of the soils and water for irrigation. PLAN INTERNATIONAL ZIMBABWE.
  16. Wuta, M. (1995). The present status of soil survey in Zimbabwe. In: The Proceedings of the KENSOTER International Workshop,  Nairobi, Kenya, 14 - 17 March, 1995. Ed. V. W. P. van Engelen. SOTER Report 9, ISSS-UNEP-ISRIC. Wageningen. pg. 49-52.
  17. Ndiweni P., Wuta M. and Masimbe S. (eds.) (1995). The Proceedings of the Workshop on U.Z. Faculty of Agriculture Research in Small Scale Farming Areas in Zimbabwe. UZ Farm, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1995. Friedrich Ebert Foundation Technical.
  18. Wuta, M. and Mabvurira, D. (1995) Soils of Mtao forest area- the causes of poor Eucalyptus sp. tree perfomance. Forestry Commission. Mvuma Area.
  19. Wuta, M. (1991) Soils of the proposed ADA Muzarabani Estate Extension, Muzarabani Communal Area. Department of Research and Specialist Services, Chemistry and Soil Research Institute. Pedology  and Soil Survey Section- Report No. A596.
  20. Wuta, M. and Mzezewa, J. (1991) Soils of ADA Coburn Estate, Chegutu I.C.A. Department of Research and Specialist Services, Chemistry and Soil Research Institute. Pedology  and Soil Survey Section- Report No. A597.
  21. Wuta, M. and Mzezewa, J. (1991) Soils of the proposed Berejena Irrigation Scheme, Chivi Communal Area. Department of Research and Specialist Services, Chemistry and Soil Research Institute. Pedology  and Soil Survey Section- Report No. A594.
  22. Kanyanda, C. and Wuta, M. (1991) Soils of the proposed Rupangwana Irrigation Scheme. Sangwe Communal Area. Department of Research and Specialist Services, Chemistry and Soil Research Institute. Pedology  and Soil Survey Section- Report No. A591.
  23. Wuta, M. and Moyo, M. (1991) Feasibility study of Matibi No. 2 north of Tshingwesi river. Department of Research and Specialist Services, Chemistry and Soil Research Institute. Pedology  and Soil Survey Section- Report No. A574.
  24. Wuta, M. (1990) Soils of the proposed Takavarasha Irrigation Scheme. Chivi Communal Area. Department of Research and Specialist Services, Chemistry and Soil Research Institute. Pedology  and Soil Survey Section- Report No. A533.
  25. Wuta, M. (1989) Soils of the proposed Munzviru Dam Irrigation Scheme, Masvingo Communal Area. Department of Research and Specialist Services, Chemistry and Soil Research Institute. Pedology  and Soil Survey Section- Report No. A573.
  26. Wuta, M. (1989) Soils of the proposed Nyatate/Nyajezi Irrigation Scheme, Zimbiti Communal Area. Department of Research and Specialist Services, Chemistry and Soil Research Institute. Pedology  and Soil Survey Section- Report No. A565.
  27. Kanyanda, C.; Garikayi, A. and Wuta, M. (1988) Soils of the proposed Shashani Irrigation Project, Tshatshani Communal Area. Department of Research and Specialist Services, Chemistry and Soil Research Institute. Pedology  and Soil Survey Section- Report No. A558.
  28. Kanyanda, C and Wuta, M. (1988) Soils of some portions commandable by the proposed Palawan Dam, Ungova and Mberengwa Communal Area. Department of Research and Specialist Services, Chemistry and Soil Research Institute. Pedology  and Soil Survey Section- Report No. A564.
  29. Wuta, M. (1988) Soils of portions near Mlezu river, Chiwundura Communal Area. Department of Research and Specialist Services, Chemistry and Soil Research Institute. Pedology  and Soil Survey Section- Report No. A555.
  30. Wuta, M. and Kanyanda, C. (1988) Soils of portions near Gwanyika and Mtanke rivers, Gokwe Communal Area. Department of Research and Specialist Services, Chemistry and Soil Research Institute. Pedology  and Soil Survey Section- Report No. A545.
  31. Wuta, M. (1988) Soils of the proposed extension of ARDA Sanyati, Sanyati Communal Area. Department of Research and Specialist Services, Chemistry and Soil Research Institute. Pedology  and Soil Survey Section- Report No. A543.
  32. Wuta, M. (1988) Soils of Mudzonga/Kanhukamwe, Chiweshe Communal Area. Department of Research and Specialist Services, Chemistry and Soil Research Institute. Pedology  and Soil Survey Section- Report No. A554.
  33. Garikayi, A. and Wuta, M. (1987) Soils of Mwenezi-Manyuchi Irrigation Scheme, Maranda and Matibi No.1 Communal Areas. Department of Research and Specialist Services, Chemistry and Soil Research Institute. Pedology  and Soil Survey Section- Report No. A542.
  34. Wuta, M. (1987) Soils of a portion near Mahusekwa, Chihota Communal Area. Department of Research and Specialist Services, Chemistry and Soil Research Institute. Pedology  and Soil Survey Section- Report No. A538.
  35. Kanyanda, C. and Wuta, M. (1987) Soils of Chambuta Refugee Camp, Matibi No. 2  Communal Area. Department of Research and Specialist Services,  Chemistry and Soil Research Institute. Pedology and Soil Survey Section- Report No. A533.

Dr P. H. Mugabe

Senior Lecturer


Dr P. H. Mugabe
Ph.D., 1996, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Texas A&M University, USA
MSc., 1989, Grassland Science, University of Reading, United Kingdom
BSc., 1986, Agriculture (Honours), Animal Science, University of Zimbabwe
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Professor Mugabe holds a Ph.D. in Rangeland Ecology and Management from Texas A&M University (1996), MSc., Grassland Science from University of Reading (1988), and a BSc. Agriculture (Honors), Animal Science from University of Zimbabwe (1984).

Professor Mugabe’s past and current research activities include characterization of rangeland resources in Zimbabwe, improvement of communal rangelands with herbaceous forage legumes, impacts of agrarian reforms on natural resources management in Zimbabwe, agroforestry interventions in smallholder livestock production, climate change evidence, impacts and adaptation in Zimbabwe, marketability of bagged silage for smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe, business incubation for agriculture graduates and developing rangeland assessment techniques. She has been principal investigator of research projects funded by IDRC, British Council/DfID, CIDA, CIRAD and ACIAR and has published nearly 30 book chapters, refereed journal articles, conference papers, teaching modules and Farmer Radio articles. Co-authored books include: Climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation in Zimbabwe; Migration, Rural Livelihoods and Natural Resources Management.; Managing natural resources for development in Africa: A resource book;The livestock sector after the fast track land reforms in Zimbabwe.; Tropical legumes for sustainable farming systems in Southern Africa and Australia.

Advisory and networking services include service on advisory boards and committees including Great Zimbabwe University Council; Zimbabwe UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Committee; Production and Conservation in Partnership Research Platform of CIRAD/UZ/NUST/CNRS and Agricultural Research Council. She has also have served as external examiner for Southern African Universities including University of Pretoria, Fort Hare Women, University in Africa, NUST, BUSE, and, as expert reviewer for ZIMCHE, ACIAR, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP); USAID Resilient Africa Network (RAN) Southern Africa Resilience Innovation lab (SA RILab) and British Council.

Research in Progress
Current Research
An evaluation of a goat pass on scheme in Chipinge district, funded by the European Union Livelihood For Improved Nutrition Project (2011-2013). This CIRAD commissioned project is the first of its nature for the Department of Animal Science and has supported an MPhil. Student Paidamoyo Musingarabwi for whom I am the major supervisor.

  • Field data collection and analysis has been completed.
  • A draft manuscript on Human-Wildilfe conflicts in Chipinge District has been prepared

Recently completed research

A Comparison of Rangeland Productivity between University of Zimbabwe Farm and Henderson Research Station
MSc. Research project by Nyarai Banana, 2012
Dr P. H. Mugabe: major supervisor

Publications
1. Kujinga,K., S.D.Chingarande, P.H. Mugabe and C. Nyelele. 2012. Interface between research, development and local actors in enhancing sustainable forest resources management: lessons from Chimanimani District, Zimbabwe. Jounal of Social Development in Africa. 27 (1): 23-56.
2. Chingarande, S.D, K Kujinga, P.H. Mugabe and E.Magaisa. 2012. Struggles within struggles: Gender and land reform experiences in Chimanimani District,Zimbabwe. Jounal of Social Development in Africa. 27 (1): 67-84.
3. Mugabe P.H., Kujing K., Chingarande S. D., Nyelele c., , Magaisa E. y Sanginga P. 2012 Migraciones por reforma agraria y manejo de recursos forestales en el Distrito de Chimanimani, Zimbabue in Susanna Hecht, Susan Kandel, y Abelardo Morales (Editador por) Migración, medios de vida rurales y manejo de recursos naturals. Centro Internacional de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo (IDRC) de Canadá. PRISMA. ISBN: 978−99923−965−6−8. Impreso en El Salvador
4. Mugabe, P.H., W.O. Ochola and Y.Yemshaw. 2010. Research in Natural Resource Management. In. Managing natural resources for development in Africa: A resource book Ochola W. O., P.C. Sanginga and I. Bekalo (eds). University of Nairobi Press, International Development Research Centre, International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture. 2010. ISBN 9966-792-09-0 (978-9966-792-09-9) ISBN (IDRC e-book) 978-1-55250-506-9
5. Mugabe P.H. and Moyo M.T., 2008. Strategic management and development of grazing and water resources in resettlement areas. In: Khombe, C.T., and Ndlovu L.R. (Eds). The livestock sector after the fast track land reforms in Zimbabwe. Institute of Rural Technologies, National University of Science and Technology. ISBN: 987-0-7974-3698-5
6. Chinuwo, T., E Gandiwa, P.H Mugabe, I.D.T. Mpofu and E. Timpong-Jones. Effects of previous cultivation on regeneration of Julbernadia globiflora and Brachystegia spiciformis in grazing areas of Mupfurudzi Resettlement Scheme, Zimbabwe. African Journal of Range & Forage Science 2010, 27(1): 45–49
7. Mukandiwa L., P.H. Mugabe, T.E. Halimani and H. Hamudikuwanda, 2010. A note on the effect of supplementing rangeland grazing with Acacia angustissima mixed with pearl millet on growth performance of goats in a smallholder farming area in Zimbabwe. Livestock Research for Rural Development 22, Article # 009, Retrieved 8 December, 2009, from http://www.lrrd20/01/muka22009.htm
8. Chinuwo, T., P.H Mugabe, I.D.T. Mpofu, S.D Mulugeta, E. Timpong-Jones. 2009. A synopsis of cattle performance in Zimbabwe’s ‘initial’ resettlement areas after land reforms and redistribution Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa 57, (3)
9. Timpong-Jones E.C., Toxopeus, A.G., Mugabe P. H. and Chinuwo T. 2007. Grazing Capacity estimates: Why include biomass estimates from arable lands? Bulletin of Animal Health Production in Africa 55: 33-51
10. Mapiye, C, Mugabe, P. H. and Munthali, D., 2007. The potential of burning and grazing intensity management for rangeland improvement in Zimbabwe: an exploratory study. Sourthen African Journal of Education,Science and Technology, Volume (2): 103-110

Dr T.E. Halamani

Senior Lecturer


Dr T.E.Halamani
BSc, MPhil, PhD
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Specialisation:Population genetics, Conservation of farm animal genetic resources
Research in progress:
1. Genotypic, phenotypic and farm system characterization of indigenous pigs in Southern Africa
2. Effect of reduced feeding allowances on the nitrogen retention and growth of indigenous pigs.
3. Evaluation of livelihoods intervention in Chipinge District


Publications:
1. Halimani T. E., Muchadeyi F.C., Chimonyo M. and Dzama K., 2012. Opportunities for conservation and utilisation of local pig breeds in low-input production systems in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Tropical Animal Health and Production; Available at DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-012-0177-2 http://www.springerlink.com/content/bm6311v632641767/fulltext.pdf .
2. Missanjo E. M., Imbayarwo-Chikosi V. E. and Halimani T. E., 2012. Genetic trends production and somatic cell count for Jersey cattle in Zimbabwe born from 1994 to 2005. Tropical Animal Health and Production. Available DOI 10.1007/s11250-012-0157-6 http://www.springerlink.com/content/32r86kh571020136/fulltext.pdf
3. Missanjo E. M., Imbayarwo-Chikosi V. E. and Halimani T. E., 2011. Environmental factors affecting milk, fat and protein yields in Jersey cattle in Zimbabwe. Tropical Animal Health and Production Available: DOI 10.1007/s11250-010-9750-8 http://www.springerlink.com/content/g435615235625458/fulltext.pdf
4. Halimani T. E., Muchadeyi F.C., Chimonyo M. and Dzama K., 2010. Pig genetic resource conservation: The Southern African perspective. Ecological Economics, 69(5): 944-951, Available http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.01.005; Accessed April 25, 2010.
5. B.J. Mtileni, Muchadeyi F.C., Maiwashe A., Phitsane P.M., Halimani T.E., Chimonyo M. and Dzama K., 2009. Characterisation of production systems for indigenous chicken genetic resources of South Africa. Applied Animal Husbandry and Rural Development 2: 18-22.
6. Chiduwa G., Chimonyo M., Halimani T. E., Chisambara S. R. and Dzama K., 2008. Herd dynamics and contribution of indigenous pigs to the livelihoods of rural farmers in a semi-arid area of Zimbabwe. Tropical Animal Health and Production 40: 125-136.
7. Halimani T. E., Ndlovu L. R., Dzama K., Chimonyo M. and Miller B. G., 2007. Growth performance of pigs fed on diets containing Acacia karroo, Acacia nilotica and Colophospermum mopane leaf meals. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 19, Article #187. Retrieved December 30, 2007, from http://www.cipav.org.co/lrrd/lrrd19/12/hali19187.htm
8. Chikwanha O. C., Halimani T. E., Chimonyo M., Dzama K. and Bhebhe E., 2007. Seasonal changes in body condition scores of pigs and chemical composition of pig feed resources in a semiarid smallholder farming area of Zimbabwe. African Journal of Agricultural Research 2 (9): 468-474.
9. Motsi P., Sakuhuni C., Halimani T. E., Bhebhe E., Ndiweni P. N. B., Chimonyo M., 2006. Influence of parity, birth order, litter size and birth weight on duration of farrowing and birth intervals in commercial exotic sows in Zimbabwe. Animal Science 82: 569-574.
10. Halimani T. E., Ndlovu L. R., Dzama K, Chimonyo M., Miller B. G., 2005. Metabolic response of pigs supplemented with incremental levels of leguminous Acacia karroo, Acacia nilotica and Colophospermum mopane leaf meals. Animal Science 81: 39-45.

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