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Dr. Farai MAPANDA,
Chairperson, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zimbabwe
Mobile Number: +263-772-573177 or +263-773-248185
Office Number: +263-4-303211 ext. 15530
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SKILLS SUMMARY
Environmental scientist with considerable experience in: (a) pollution and waste management; (b) soil-atmosphere interface exchange of primary greenhouse gases and greenhouse gas inventories in agricultural sector; and (c) integrated soil fertility management and nutrients budgeting.

QUALIFICATIONS
Doctor of Philosophy, UZ (2011); Master of Philosophy, UZ (2004); Bachelor of Science Honours in Agriculture (Soil Science), UZ (2000)
⊣⊢DPhil Thesis: Greenhouse gas exchange on arable land and its response to land management strategies in Zimbabwe
⊣⊢MPhil Thesis: Environmental effects of wastewater quality and management on soil and horticultural production in Harare

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

  1. Mapanda, F., Nyamadzawo, G., Nyamangara, J. and Wuta, M. (2007) Effects of discharging acid-mine drainage into evaporation ponds lined with clay on chemical quality of the surrounding soil and water. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 32, 1366–1375.
  2. 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 Agroecosyst., 94, 85–96.
  3. Mapanda, F., Mangwayana, E.N., Nyamangara, J. and Giller, K.E. (2007) Uptake of heavy metals by vegetables irrigated using wastewater and the subsequent risks in Harare. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 32, 1399–1405.
  4. 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, 67–81.
  5. Mapanda, F. and Mavengahama, S. (2011) Assessment of selected soil nutrients and irrigation water quality in the dryland area of Chivi District. Scientific Research and Essays, 6, 2918–2927.
  6. Mapanda, F., Mupini, J., Wuta, M., Nyamangara, J.and Rees, R.M. (2010) A cross-ecosystem assessment of the effects of land-cover and utilization on soil emission of selected greenhouse gases and related soil properties in Zimbabwe. European Journal of Soil Science, 61, 721–733.
  7. Mapanda, F., Munotengwa, S., Wuta, M., Nyamugafata, P. and Nyamangara, J. (2013) Short-term responses of selected soil properties to clearing and cropping of miombo woodlands in central Zimbabwe. Soil and Tillage Research, 129, 75-82.
  8. Mapanda, F., Wuta, M., Nyamangara, J., Rees, R.M. and Kitzler, B. (2012) Greenhouse gas emissions from savanna (miombo) woodlands: responses to clearing and cropping. African Crop Science Journal, 20, 331–346.
  9. Mapanda, F., Mangwayana, E.N., Nyamangara, J. and Giller, K.E. (2005) The effect of long term irrigation using wastewater on heavy metal contents of soils under vegetables in Harare, Zimbabwe. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 107, 151–165.

10.Mavengahama, S. and Mapanda, F. (2012) Assessment of the nutrient status of soil amendments from selected wards of Chivi District, Zimbabwe. African Journal of Agricultural Res., 31, 4362–4367

  1. Tauro, T.P., Mapanda, F., Mtombeni, G., Shumba, A. and Dhliwayo, D.K.C. (2011) Soil Acidity: Is It a Problem in Large Scale Commercial Farms in Zimbabwe? Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 5, 168–174.
  2. Nyamadzawo, G., Mapanda, F., Nyamugafata, P., Wuta, M. and Nyamangara, J. (2007) Short-term impact of sulphate mine dump rehabilitation on the quality of surrounding groundwater and river water in Mazowe District, Zimbabwe. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 32, 1376–1383.
  3. 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, 551–562.
  4. Rees, R.M., Augustin, J., Alberti, G., Ball, B.C., Boeckx, P., Cantarel, A., Castaldi, S., Chirinda, N., Chojnicki, B., Giebels, M., Gordon, H., Grosz, B., Horvath, L., Juszczak, R., Klemedtsson, A.K., Klemedtsson, L., Medinets, S., Machon, A., Mapanda, F., Nyamangara, J., Olesen, J.E., Reay, D.S., 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. (2013) Nitrous oxide emissions from European agriculture – an analysis of variability and drivers of emissions from field experiments. Biogeosciences, 10, 2671–2682.
  5. Tumbure, A., Wuta, M. and Mapanda, F. (2013) Preliminary evaluation of the effectiveness of Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. viceae strains in nodulating hairy vetch (Vicia villosa Roth) in the sandy soils of Zimbabwe. South African Journal of Plant and Soil, 30, 233–239.
  6. Nyamadzawo, G., Shi, Y., Chirinda, N., Olesen, J.E., Mapanda, F. Wuta, M. Wu, W., Meng, F.,Oelofse, M., de Neergaard, A. and Smith, J. (2014). Combining organic and inorganic nitrogen fertilisation reduces N2O emissions from cereal crops: a comparative analysis of China and Zimbabwe. Mitig Adapt Strateg Glob Change, 22 (2), 233–245.
  7. Mudhiriza, T., Mapanda, F., Mvumi, B.M. and Wuta, M. (2015). Removal of nutrient and heavy metal loads from sewage effluent using vetiver grass, Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty. Water SA, 41 (2), 457–463.
  8. Gwenzi, W., Muzava, M., Mapanda, F., Tauro, T.P. (2015).Comparative short-term effects of sewage sludge and biochar on soil chemical properties, maize growth and uptake of nutrients and heavy metals on a tropical clay soil. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 15 (6), 1395-1406.
  9. Svinurai, W., Mapanda, F., Sithole, D., Moyo, E.N., Ndidzano, K., Tsiga, A. and Zhakata, W. 2018. Enteric methane emissions and their response to agro-ecological and livestock production systems dynamics in Zimbabwe. Science of the Total Environment, 616–617, 710–719.

Book Chapters 

  1. Nyamadzawo, G., Mapanda, F., Wuta, M., Nyamangara, J., Nyamugafata, P. and Jiri. Z. 2011. Water Quality Monitoring of Yellow Jacket River, Mazowe, Zimbabwe: A Review. In: Alicia C. Ortiz and Nancy B. Griffin (eds). Pollution Monitoring. Nova Science Publishers, New York. pp. 245-254. ISBN: 978-1-61209-397-0
  2. Nkomo, G.V., Mapanda, F., Chiteka, A.Z. and Mutezo, W.T. (2013) Short-term effects of seed-dressing with associative-nitrogen-fixing bacteria on the establishment and early growth of maize in Zimbabwe. Natural Resources, Agricultural Development and Food Security Network, Italy. ISBN 978-88-96189-12-2.
  3. Nkomo, G.V., Mapanda, F., Chiteka, A.Z. and Mutezo, W.T. (2013) Short-term effects of seed-dressing with associative-nitrogen-fixing bacteria on flowering, silking and yield of maize in Zimbabwe. Natural Resources, Agricultural Development and Food Security Network, Italy. ISBN 978-88-96189-14-6
  4. Tumbure, A., Wuta, M. and Mapanda, F. (2010) An evaluation of the effect of hairy vetch (Vicia villosa Roth) on soil fertility of sandy soils in central Zimbabwe. In: Adipala, E., Tusiime, G. and Majaliwa, J.G.M. (Eds), Capacity building for food security in Africa. 2nd RUFORUM Biennial Conference, 10-24 Sep. 2010, Entebbe, CABI., pp 179-184 ISBN 1993: 8462
  5. Chinamo, D., Wuta, M., Mapanda, F. and Nyamadzawo, G. (2010) Potential of hairy vetch (Vicia villosa Roth) to improve soil physical properties of sandy soils in central Zimbabwe. In: Adipala, E., Tusiime, G. and Majaliwa, J.G.M. (Eds), Capacity building for food security in Africa. 2nd RUFORUM Biennial Conference, 10-24 Sep. 2010, Entebbe, CABI., pp 167-172 ISBN 1993: 8462

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