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BSc Hons Agric (UZ), MPhil (UZ), PhD (NRI,UK)
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Specialization: Postharvest Science and Technology, Agroprocessing, Stored Product Entomology, Pesticides and the Environment, Climate Change and Food Security.
Research Interests:
Postharvest Science and Technology/Stored Product Entomology, Agroprocessing, Pest biology and ecology
Integrated Pest Management (including the use of inert dusts, synthetic insecticides, pesticidal plants/botanical pesticides, natural enemies, and resistant cultivars; hermetic storage). Development of pest survey and sampling techniques, Pesticides and the Environment, Environmental Management, Climate Change and Variability, Seed science and technologies, Sustainable Agriculture including Conservation Agriculture


  1. Moyo, M., Mvumi, B.M., Kunzekweguta, M., Mazvimavi, K., Craufurd, P. and Dorward, P. 2012.Farmer Perceptions on Climate Change and Variability in semi-Arid Zimbabwe in relation to climatology evidence. African Crop Science Journal 20, Issue Supplement s2, 437-455.
  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. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 6(13), 2674-2680.
  3. Mhazo, N., Mvumi, B. M., Nyakudya, E. and Nazare, R. M. 2012. The status of the agro-processing industry in Zimbabwe with particular reference to small and medium enterprises. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 7 (11), 1607-1622.
  4. Chikukura, L., Mvumi, B. M., Chikonzo, R.andChenzara, C. 2011. Evaluation of selected indigenous pesticidal plant powders against stored maize and cowpeas insect pests. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings, 10, 219 - 222.
  5. Muzemu S., Mvumi, B.M.,Nyirenda S.P.M., Sileshi, G.W., Sola, P., Chikukura, L., Kamanula, J.F., Belmain, S.R., Stevenson, P.C. 2011. Pesticidal effects of indigenous plants extracts against rape aphids and tomato red spider mites. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings, 10, 169 – 171.
  6. Nyirenda, S.P., Sileshi, G.W., Belmain, S.R., Kamanula, J. F., Mvumi, B.M., Sola, P., Nyirenda, G.K.C., and Stevenson, P.C. (2011). Farmers’ ethno-ecological knowledge of vegetable pests and pesticidal plant use in northern Malawi and eastern Zambia. African Journal Agricultural Research6, 6, 1525-1537
  7. Kamanula JF, Sileshi, G., Belmain, S.R., Sola, P., Mvumi, B. M., Nyirenda, G.K.C., Nyirenda, S.P.N. and Stevenson, P.C. (2011) Farmers’ Pest management practices and pesticidal plant use for protection of stored maize and beans in Southern Africa. International Journal of Pest Management, 57, 1, 41-49.
  8. Nyagwaya, L. D. M, Mvumi B. M. and Saunyama I. G. M. (2010) Occurrence and distribution of Prostephanus truncatus (Horn) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, 30, 4, 221–231.
  9. Madzimure, J., Nyahangare, E. T., Hamudikuwanda, H., Hove, T., Stevenson, P. C., Belmain, S. R. and Mvumi, B. M. (2011). Acaricidal efficacy against cattle ticks and acute oral toxicity of Lippia javanica (Burm F.) Spreng. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 43, 481-489.
  10. Stathers, T. E., Riwa, W., Mvumi, B. M., Mosha, R., Kitandu, L., Mgara, K., Kaoneka, B., Morris, M. (2008) Do diatomaceous earths have potential as grain protectants for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa: the case for Tanzania? Crop Protection 27, 44-70.

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