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PROFESSOR PAUL MAPFUMO

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PROFESSOR PAUL MAPFUMO
BSc Hons Agric (UZ), MpHIL, PhD (UZ)
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Specialization: Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in tropical agro-ecosystems; Legume Biological Nitrogen Fixation; Soil fertility management; Farming systemsecology;Agro-ecosystems analysis; Participatory research methods.

Publications:

  1. Manzeke G.M., Mapfumo P., Mtambanengwe F., Chikowo R., Tendayi T. and Cakmak I. 2012. Soil fertility management effects on maize productivity and grain zinc content in smallholder farming systems of Zimbabwe. Plant and SoilDOI 10.1007/s11104-012-1332-2
  2. Mtambanengwe F., Mapfumo P., Chikowo R. and Chamboko T. 2012. Climate change and variability: Smallholder farming communities in Zimbabwe portray a varied understanding. African Crop Science Journal20: 227-241
  3. Tittonell P., Scopel E., Andrieu N., Posthumus H., Mapfumo P., Corbeels M., van Halsema G.E., Lahmar R., Lugandu S., Rakotoarisoa J., Mtambanengwe F.,Pound B., Chikowo R., Naudin K., Triomphe B., and Mkomwa S. 2012. Agroecology-based aggradation-conservation agriculture (ABACO): Targeting innovations to combat soil degradation and food insecurity in semi-arid Africa. Field Crops Research132: 168–174
  4. Kabambe V. H., Chilimba A. D. C., Ngwira A., Mbawe M., Kambauwa G. and Mapfumo P. 2012. Using innovation platforms to scale out soil acidity-ameliorating technologies in Dedza district in central Malawi. African Journal of Biotechnology11(3):561-569.
  5. Mapfumo P. 2011. Comparative Analysis of the Current and Potential Role of Legumes in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Southern Africa. Chapter 8 In: Bationo, A.; Waswa, B.; Okeyo, J.M.; Maina, F.; Kihara, J.; Mokwunye, U. (Eds.) Fighting Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Multiple Roles of Legumes in Integrated Soil Fertility Management. 1st Edition. Springer, NY, USA. Pp 175-200. ISBN: 978-94-007-1535-6
  6. Giller K.E., Tittonell P., Rufino M.C. van Wijk M.T., Zingore S. Mapfumo P., Adjei-Nsiah S.,Herrero M., Chikowo R., Corbeels M., Rowe E.C., Baijukya F., Mwijage A., Smith J., Yeboah E., van der Burg W.J., Sanogo O.M., Misiko M., de Ridder N. Karanja S. Kaizzi C. K’ungu J. Mwale M., Nwaga D., Pacini C., Vanlauwe B. 2011. Communicating complexity: Integrated assessment of trade-offs concerning soil fertility management within African farming systems to support innovation and development. Agricultural Systems104(2):191-203.
  7. Rufino M.C., Dury J., Tittonell P., van Wijk M.T., Herrero M., Zingore S., Mapfumo P. and Giller K.E. 2011. Competing use of organic resources, village-level interactions between farm types and climate variability in a communal area of NE Zimbabwe. Agricultural Systems 104:175-190 .
  8. Adjei-Nsiah S., Issaka R. N., Fening J. O., Mapfumo P. Anchirina V. and Giller K. E. 2010. Farmers’ Perceptions of Climate Change and Variability and Existing Opportunities for Adaptation in Wenchi Area of Ghana. The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses2:49-59
  9. Nezomba H., Tauro T.P., Mtambanengwe F. and Mapfumo P. 2010. Indigenous legume fallows (indifallows) as an alternative soil fertility resource in smallholder maize cropping systems. Field Crops Research115:149–157
  10. Tauro T.P., Nezomba H., Mtambanengwe F. and Mapfumo P. 2010. Population dynamics of mixed indigenous legume fallows and influence on subsequent maize following mineral P application in smallholder farming systems of Zimbabwe. Nutrient cycling in agro-ecosystems88:91-101
    2010. Nitrogen and phosphorus capture and recovery efficiencies, and crop responses to a range of soil fertility management strategies in sub-Saharan Africa.Nutrient cycling in agro-ecosystems 88:59-77
  11. Mtambanengwe F. and Mapfumo P. 2009. Combating food insecurity on sandy soils in Zimbabwe: The legume challenge. Symbiosis 48:25-36
  12. Nezomba H., Tauro T.P., Mtambanengwe F. and Mapfumo P. 2009. Indigenous legumes biomass quality and influence on C and N mineralization under indigenous legume fallow systems. Symbiosis 48:78-91
  13. Tauro T.P., Nezomba H., Mtambanengwe F. and Mapfumo P. 2009. Germination, field establishment patterns and nitrogen fixation of indigenous legumes on nutrient-depleted soils. Symbiosis 48:92-101
  14. Mapfumo, P., Chikowo, R., Mtambanengwe, F., Adjei-Nsiah, S., Baijukya, F., Maria, R., Mvula, A. and Giller, K. 2008. Farmers’ perceptions lead to experimentation and learning. LEISA 24: 30-31.
  15. Mtambanengwe F. and Mapfumo P. 2008. Smallholder farmer management impacts on particulate and labile carbon fractions of granitic sandy soils in Zimbabwe.Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 81:1-15
  16. Nezomba H., Tauro T.P, Mtambanengwe F. and Mapfumo P. 2008. Nitrogen fixation and biomass productivity of indigenous legumes for fertility restoration of abandoned soils in smallholder farming systems. South African Journal of Plant and Soil 25(3):161-171.
  17. Mapfumo P., Mtambanengwe F. and Vanlauwe B. 2007. Organic matter quality and management effects on enrichment of soil organic matter fractions in contrasting soils in Zimbabwe. Plant Soil 296:137-150.
  18. Chivenge P. P., Murwira H. K., Giller K. E., Mapfumo P. and Six, J. 2007. Long-term impact of reduced tillage and residue management on soil carbon stabilization: Implications for conservation agriculture on contrasting soils. Soil & Tillage Research. 94:328-337.
  19. Nezomba H., Tauro T.P., Mtambanengwe F. and Mapfumo P. 2007. Biomass productivity of N2-fixing indigenous legumes on sandy soils under smallholder rain-fed conditions of Zimbabwe. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings 8: 1505-1512. 27-31
  20. Tauro T.P., Nezomba H., Mtambanengwe F. and Mapfumo P.2007. Field emergence and establishment of indigenous N2-fixing legumes for soil fertility restoration.African Crop Science Conference Proceedings 8: 1929-1935.
  21. Mtambanengwe, F. and Mapfumo, P. 2006. Effects of organic resource quality on soil profile N dynamics and maize yields on sandy soils in Zimbabwe. Plant and Soil 281(1-2):173-190.
  22. Chikowo, R., Mapfumo, P., Leffelaar, P. and Giller, K.E. 2006.Integrating legumes to improve N cycling on smallholder farms in sub-humid Zimbabwe: Resource quality, biophysical and environmental limitations. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 76:219-231
  23. Mtambanengwe, F. Mapfumo, P. and Vanlauwe, B. 2006. Comparative short-term effects of different quality organic resources on maize productivity under two different environments in Zimbabwe. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 76 (2-3):271-284.
  24. Mapfumo, P., Mtambanengwe, F., Mpepereki, S. and Giller, K.E. 2005. Tapping indigenous herbaceous legumes for soil fertility management by resource-poor farmers in Zimbabwe. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 109(3-4):221-233.
  25. Mtambanengwe, F. and Mapfumo, P. 2005. Organic matter management as an underlying cause for soil fertility gradients on smallholder farms in Zimbabwe.Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 73:227-243.
  26. Chikowo R., Mapfumo, P., Nyamugafata P., Giller K.E. 2004. Maize productivity and mineral N dynamics following different soil fertility management practices on a depleted sandy soil in Zimbabwe. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 102:119-131.
  27. Chikowo, R. Mapfumo, P. Nyamugafata, P. and Giller, K.E. 2004. Mineral N dynamics, leaching and nitrous oxide losses under maize following two-year improved fallows on a sandy loam soil in Zimbabwe. Plant Soil 259:315-330.
  28. Chikowo, R., Mapfumo, P., Nyamugafata, P., Giller, K.E. 2004. Woody legume fallow productivity, biological N2-fixation and residual benefits to two successive maize crops in Zimbabwe. Plant Soil 262:303-315.
  29. Chikowo R., Mapfumo, P., Nyamugafata P., Nyamadzawo G., Giller K.E. 2003. Nitrate-N dynamics following improved fallows and maize root development in a Zimbabwean sandy clay loam Agroforestry Systems 59(3): 187-195
  30. Mapfumo, P., Campbell, B.M., Mpepereki, S. and Mafongoya, P. 2001. Legumes in soil fertility management: The case of pigeonpea in smallholder farming systems of Zimbabwe. African Crop Science Journal 9:629-644
  31. Mapfumo, P., Mpepereki, S and Mafongoya, P. 2000. Pigeonpea-nodulating rhizobia prevalence and effect on inoculation response in smallholder-managed soils in Zimbabwe Experimental Agriculture 36:423-434.
  32. Mapfumo, P. Giller, K.E. Mpepereki S. and Mafongoya, P.L. 1999. Dinitrogen fixation by pigeonpea of different maturity types on granitic sandy soils in Zimbabwe.Symbiosis 27:305-318.
  33. Mtambanengwe F. and Mapfumo P. 1999. Nitrogen cycling in non-N2-fixing tree legumes: challenges for biological nitrogen fixation research in savanna ecosystems.Symbiosis 27:293-303.
  34. Mapfumo, P. 1999. Legumes: An underutilized resource in Communal Areas. Zimbabwe Science News 32:54-57.
  35. Mapfumo, P., Mafongoya, P and Mpepereki, S. 1998. Opportunities for introduction of pigeonpea into smallholder farming systems of Zimbabwe. Transactions of the Scientific Association of Zimbabwe 72:60-65.

Books/Monographs

  1. Bationo A., Okeyo J.M., Waswa B.S., Mapfumo P., Maina F. and Kihara J. (Eds.) 2007. Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa: Exploring the Scientific Facts. TSBF-CIAT /SOFECSA, TSBF Nairobi, Kenya. 252 p. (ISBN 978-92-9059-217-4)
  2. Mapfumo, P. and Giller, K.E. 2001. Soil Fertility Management Strategies and Practices by Smallholder Farmers in Semi-Arid Areas of Zimbabwe. P.O. Box 776, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) with permission from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 60 pp.
  3. Mapfumo P., Chikowo R. and Mtambanengwe F. 2010. Lack of resilience in African smallholder farming: Exploring measures to enhance the adaptive capacity of local communities to climate change. Final Technical Report to the IDRC-DfID Climate Change Adaptation inAfrica (CCAA) program. University of Zimbabwe, Harare. 99 p.
  4. Mapfumo, P. 2009. Integrating sustainable soil fertility management innovations in staple cereal systems and other value chains to enhance livelihoods and environmental systems in Southern Africa. A SOFECSA technical annual report for the sub-Saharan Challenges Program (SSA-CP) prepared for the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). Soil Fertility Consortium for Southern Africa (SOFECSA), CIMMYT-Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe. 26 p.
  5. Mapfumo, P. 2009. Developing a Soil Fertility Consortium for Southern Africa (SOFECSA). A final technical report for the project ‘Enhancing Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) impacts on food security and household incomes in smallholder farming systems of Southern Africa: A consortium Approach’ prepared for the Rockefeller Foundation. CIMMYT-Southern Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe. 64 pp.

Book Chapters

  1. Mapfumo P. 2011. Comparative Analysis of the Current and Potential Role of Legumes in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Southern Africa. Chapter 8 In: Bationo, A.; Waswa, B.; Okeyo, J.M.; Maina, F.; Kihara, J.; Mokwunye, U. (Eds.) Fighting Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Multiple Roles of Legumes in Integrated Soil Fertility Management. 1st Edition. Springer, NY, USA. Pp 231-218. ISBN: 978-94-007-1535-
  2. Mtambanengwe, F. and Mapfumo, P. 2008. Combating food insecurity on sandy soils in Zimbabwe: The Legumes dilemma. In: F. Dakora, S.B.M. Chimphango, A.J. Valentine, C. Elmerich and W.E. Newton (Eds.). Biological nitrogen Fixation: Towards Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Agriculture. Current Plant Science Biotechnology in Agriculture. pp 29-30.
  3. Mapfumo, P. 2008. Integrating N2-fixing legumes, soils and livelihoods in Southern Africa: A Consortium approach. In: F. Dakora, S.B.M. Chimphango, A.J. Valentine, C. Elmerich and W.E. Newton (Eds.). Biological nitrogen Fixation: Towards Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Agriculture. Current Plant Science Biotechnology in Agriculture p. 111. ISBN: 978-1-4020-8251-1
  4. Mapfumo, P. and Mtambanengwe, F. 2004. Base nutrient dynamics and productivity of sandy soils under maize pigeonpea rotational systems in Zimbabwe. In: Bationo, A. (Ed.) Managing Nutrient Cycles to Sustain Soil Fertility in Sub-Sahara Africa. Academy Science Publishers/TSBF-CIAT, Nairobi, Kenya. pp. 225-238.
  5. Mtambanengwe, F., Mapfumo, P. and Kirchmann, H. 2004. Decomposition of organic matter in soil as influenced by texture and pore space distribution. In: Bationo, A. (Ed.) Managing Nutrient Cycles to Sustain Soil Fertility in Sub-Sahara Africa. Academy Science Publishers/TSBF-CIAT, Nairobi, Kenya. pp. 261-275.
  6. Mtambanengwe F. and Mapfumo P. 2003. Integrating organic resource quality and farmer management practices to sustain soil productivity in Zimbabwe. In: S.R. Waddington (Ed.), Grain Legumes and Green Manures for Soil Fertility in Southern Africa: taking Stock of Progress. SoilFertNet and CIMMYT-Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe. pp 57-63.
  7. Mapfumo P., Mtambanengwe F., Mpepereki S. and Giller K.E. 2003. Adding a new dimension to the improved fallow concept through indigenous herbaceous legumes. In: S. Waddington (Ed.). Grain Legumes and Green Manures for Soil Fertility in Southern Africa: Taking Stock of Progress. Soil Fert Net and CIMMYT-Zimbabwe, Harare. pp 67 – 74.
  8. Nyathi, P., Kimani, S.K., Jama. B., Mapfumo, P., Murwira, H.K., Okalebo, J.R. and Bationo, A. 2003. Soil fertility management in semi-arid areas of East and Southern Africa. In: M.P. Gichuru, A. Bationo, M.A. Bekunda, H.C. Goma, P.L. Mafongoya, D.N. Mugendi, H.M. Murwira, S.M. Nandwa, P. Nyathi and M.J. Swift (Eds.) Soil Fertility Management in Africa: A Regional Perspective. Academy Sciences Publishers/TSBF-CIAT, Nairobi, Kenya. pp. 219-252.
  9. Giller K.E. and Mapfumo, P. 2002. Biological nitrogen fixation, forms and regulating factors. In: R. Lal, (Ed.). Encycloopedia of Soil Science. Marcel Dekker Inc. New York. pp. 107-109.
  10. Giller, K.E., Mpepereki, S., Mapfumo, P., Kasasa, P., Sakala, W.P., Pombeya, H., Itimu, O., Cadisch, G., Gilbert, R., and Waddington, S.R. 2002. Putting legume N2-fixation to work in cropping systems of southern Africa. In: F. Pedrosa, M. Hungria, M.G. Yates and W.E. Newton (Eds.). Nitogen Fixation: From Molecules to Crop Productivity. Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 525-530.
  11. Mapfumo, P., Mpepereki, S. and Mafongoya, P. 1998. Pigeonpea in Zimbabwe: A new crop with potential. In: Soil Fertility Research for Maize-Based Farming Systems in Malawi and Zimbabwe. S.R. Waddington, H.K. Murwira, J.D.T. Kumwenda, D. Hikwa and F. Tagwira, eds. Soil Fert Net and CIMMYT-Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe, pp. 93-98.

Professor Sheunesu Mpepereki

Chairperson

Prof. Sheunesu Mpepereki
Ph.D. (Agriculture, Soil Science), University of Zimbabwe, M.Sc. (Agriculture – Soil Science and Microbiology), North Carolina State University, USA., B.Sc. (Botany and Chemistry), University of Sierra Leone, Certificate in Education (Secondary – Science), University of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).
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Specialization: Professor Mpepereki, the Professorial Chair, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, is one of the leading African research scientists in legume biological nitrogen fixation, rhizobium inoculant technology and soil fertility management, recognized as an expert in soyabean production, processing and marketing, recipient of several awards including the prestigious Impact Research and Science in Africa (IMPRESSA) First Prize Award in recognition of his outstanding Soyabean research and outreach, which has made significant contribution to food and income security in Zimbabwe. He has ably linked university research process to farmers, private sector, policy and other actors and used the research to train scientists for Zimbabwe, in the process publishing over 70 articles in refereed journals, books, extension manuals, newsletters, brochures and information sheets.

Publications:

  1. Giller, K.E., M.S. Murwira, D.K.C. Dhliwayo, P.L. Mafongoya and S. Mpepereki. 2011. Soyabeans and sustainable agriculture in Southern Africa.
  2. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability,9:50-58
  3. Svubure, O. and S. Mpepereki. 2010. Sustainability of maize-based cropping systems in rural areas of Zimbabwe: an assessment of the residual soil fertility effects of grain legumes on maize (Zea mays [L.] under field conditions. International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 2: 141-148.
  4. Chikuvire, T J, S. Mpepereki and R. Foti. 2007. Soil fertility variability in sandy soils and implications for nutrient management by smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 30: 69-87.
  5. Chikuvire, T. J, S. Mpepereki, T. A. Tigere and R. Foti. 2006. Exploiting spatial heterogeneity for food security by smallholder farmers in a semi-arid area of Zimbabwe. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 8:15-29.
  6. Chikuvire, T. J. and S. Mpepereki. 2006. Spatial variability, perceptions, practices and implications on sustainability of soil fertility management by smallholder farmers in a semi-arid area of Zimbabwe. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 8: 128-143.
  7. Muchaonyerwa P, T. Chevallier, P. Nyamugafata, O.L. Pantani, S. Mpepereki and C. Chenu. 2006. Adsorption of the pesticidal toxin from Bacillus thuringiensissubsp. tenebrionis on tropical soils and their particle-size fractions. Geoderma 133, 244-257.
  8. Zengeni, R, S. Mpepereki and K.E. Giller. 2006. Manure and soil properties affect survival and persistence of soyabean nodulating rhizobia in smallholder soils of Zimbabwe. Applied Soil Ecology 32: 232-242.
  9. Musiyiwa, K, S. Mpepereki and K.E. Giller. 2005. Symbiotic effectiveness and host range of indigenous rhizobia nodulating promiscuous soyabean varieties in Zimbabwean soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 37: 1169-1176.
  10. Musiyiwa, K, S. Mpepereki and K.E. Giller. 2005. Physiological diversity of rhizobia nodulating promiscuous soyabean in Zimbabwean soils. Symbiosis 40: 97-107
  11. Muchaonyerwa P, S. Waladde, P. Nyamugafata, S. Mpepereki and G.G. Ristori. 2004. Persistence and impact, on microorganisms, of Bacillus thuringiensis proteins in some Zimbabwean soils. Plant and Soil 26: 41-46.
  12. Musiyiwa K., S. Mpepereki and K.E. Giller. 2001. Promiscuous soyabean rhizobia prevalence and symbiotic effectiveness in some Zimbabwean soils. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings, 5: 841-846.
  13. Mpepereki, S. 2001. Soybean N2 fixation: a conceptual model for maximizing benefits from research and extension for smallholder farmers. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings 5: 861-865.
  14. Mapfumo, P, BM Campbell, S Mpepereki and PL Mafongoya. 2001.Legumes in soil fertility management: the case of pigeon pea in smallholder farming systems in Zimbabwe. African Crop Science Journal 9: 629-644. (ISSN1021-9730/2001)
  15. Muchaonyerwa P, T Chevallier, P Nyamugafata, OL Pantani, S Mpepereki and C Chenu. 2006. Adsorption of the pesticidal toxin from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp.tenebrionis on tropical soils and their particle-size fractions. Geoderma 133, 244-257. [Impact factor 2.859]
  16. Mapfumo, P, S Mpepereki and PL Mafongoya. 2000. Pigeonea rhizobia prevalence and crop response to inoculation in Zimbabwean smallholder-managed soils.Experimental Agriculture .
  17. Mpepereki, S, F Javaheri, P Davis and K.E. Giller. 2000. Soybeans and sustainable agriculture: Promiscuous soyabeans in Southern Africa. Field Crops Research, 65: 137-149.
  18. Svubure, O, S Mpepereki, and F Makonese. 2000. Legume production and farmer awareness of biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) technologies in communal areas of Zimbabwe. Biotechnology 4 (5): 3-9.
    asasa, P, S Mpepereki, K.E. Giller, K Musiyiwa, F. Makonese and I. Pompi. 1999. Residual N benefits of promiscuous soyabeans to maize under field conditions.African Crop Science Journal 7: 425-432. ISSN 1021-9730/99.
  19. Makonese, F S, Mpepereki and P Mafongoya. 1999. Vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi prevalence and diversity in Zimbabwean soils. Journal of Applied Science in Southern Africa 5: 32-42.
  20. Mapfumo, P, KE Giller, S Mpepereki and PL Mafongoya. 1999. Dinitrogen fixation by pigeon pea of different maturity types on granitic sandy soils in Zimbabwe.Symbiosis 27: 305-318.
  21. Mapfumo, P, P Mafongoya and S Mpepereki. 1998. Opportunities for the introduction of pigeon peas into smallholder farming systems in Zimbabwe. Transactions of the Zimbabwe Scientific Association, 72 (Supplement), 60-65. ISSN 0254 2765.
  22. Mpepereki, S, F Makonese and KE Giller. 1998. Promiscuous nodulation of soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill): potential in small scale cropping systems in Zimbabwe. Agronomie Africaine Numero Special 1: 113-122.
  23. Mpepereki, S, AG Wollum and F Makonese. 1997. Physiological characterization of indigenous rhizobia nodulation Vigna unguiculata in Zimbabwean soils.Symbiosis 22: 275-292.
  24. Mafongoya, PL, S Mpepereki, BH Dzowela, E Mangwayana and F Makonese. 1997. Effect of pruning quality and the method of pruning placement on soil microbial composition. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings 3:14-19.
  25. Mpepereki, S, AG Wollum and F Makonese. 1996. Diversity in symbiotic specificity of cowpea rhizobia from Zimbabwean soils. Plant and Soil 186:167-171.
  26. Mpepereki, S, AG Wollum and F Makonese. 1996. Growth temperature characteristics of indigenous Rhizobium and Bradyrhizobium isolates from Zimbabwean soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 28:1537-1539.
  27. Davis, P, and S Mpepereki, 1995. Symbiotic and serological characteristics of indigenous soybean rhizobia. Zimbabwe Journal of Agricultural Research 33: 103-115.
  28. Mpepereki, S and F Makonese. 1995. Prevalence of cowpea and soyabean rhizobia in field soils of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Journal of Agricultural Research 33: 191-205.
  29. Mpepereki, S and AG Wollum. 1991. Diversity in indigenous Bradyrhizobium japonicum in North Carolina soils. Biology and Fertility of Soils 11: 121-127.
  30. Mpepereki, S. 2010. Technology adoption by smallholder farmers: lessons from the soyabean research/promotion program in Zimbabwe. In: Proceedings of the Second Biennial Conference of Regional Universities Forum, 20-24 September, 2010. Entebbe, Uganda.
  31. Mafongoya, PL, S Mpepereki and S Mudyazhezha. 2009. The importance of Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Cropping Systems in Non-industrialized Nations. pp 329-348. In: Emerich, DW and HB Krishnan (eds.). Nitrogen Fixation in Crop Production. ASA, CSSA and SSSA. Madisoon, Wisconsin. pp
  32. Muchaonyerwa P., C Chenu, OL Pantani, L Calamai, P Nyamugafata and S Mpepereki. 2002. Adsorption of the insecticidal toxin from Bacillus thuringiensissubspecies tenebrionis to clay fractions of tropical soils. pp 59-68. In: Violante, A, PM Huang, LM Bollag and L Gianfreda (eds.). Developments in Soil Science, Vol 28B. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
  33. Mpepereki S, F Makonese and KE Giller. 2001. Soyabean N2 fixation and food security for smallholder farmers: a research extension model for sub-Saharan Africa. pp 346-351. In: TM Finan, MR O’Brian, DB Layzell, JK Vessey and W Newton. (eds). Nitrogen Fixation for Sustainable Agriculture. CABI Publishing, Wallingford.
  34. Muchaonyerwa, P, C. Chenu, OL Pantani, L Calamai., P Nyamugafata and S Mpepereki. 2001. Adsorption of the insecticidal toxin from Bacillus thuringiensissubspecies tenebrionis to clay fractions of tropical soils. Proceedings of the ISMOM 2000. Soil Mineral - Organic Matter – Micro-organisms Interactions in Ecosystem Health, International Conference, Naples, 22 - 26 May 2000.Elsevier Publishers.
  35. Giller, KE, and S Mpepereki, P Mapfumo, P, Kasasa, WS Sakala, H Phombeya, O Itimu G Cadisch, RA Gilbert, and SR Waddington. 2000. Putting legume nitrogen fixation to work in cropping systems of Southern Africa. pp 525-530. In: Pedrosa, F, M Hungaria, MG Yates and WE Newton. (eds). Nitrogen Fixation: from molecules to crop productivity. Kluwer Academic Publishesrs, Dordrecht. ISBN: 0-79236233-0.
  36. Mpepereki, S., P. Kasasa, K Musiyiwa, F. Makonese, K E Giller and I. Pompi. 2000. Impact of soyabean on the rural poor: experiences from Zimbabwe. p 556. In:Pedrosa, F, M Hungaria, MG Yates and WE Newton. (eds.) Nitrogen Fixation: from molecules to crop productivity. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. ISBN: 0-79236233-0
  37. Rusike, J., C. Sukume, A. Dorward, S. Mpepereki and K E Giller. 2000. The Economic Potential of Soyabean Production in Zimbabwe. Soil Fert. Net Special Publication. Harare, Zimbabwe. 64 pp.
  38. Nzuma, K K., S. Mpepereki and H K Murwira. 1999. Using participatory methods to develop manure options: a case study in Mangwende communal area, Zimbabwe. pp 25-31. In: CIMMYT. 1999. Risk management for maize farmers in drought prone areas of southern Africa. CIMMYT/ICRISA/DANIDA Mexico. ISBN 970-648-009-9.
  39. Mpepereki, S and F Makonese. 1998. Seasonal rhizobial population fluctuations under field conditions in Zimbabwean soils. pp 109-115. In: Mpepereki, S. and F. Makonese (eds). Harnessing Biological Nitrogen Fixation in African Agriculture: challenges and opportunities. University of Zimbabwe Publications, Harare. (ISBN 0-908307-58-6)
  40. Mpepereki, S, and F Makonese. 1998. Biological Nitrogen Fixation: sustaining African agriculture into the 21st century? pp 257-258. In: Mpepereki, S. and F. Makonese (eds). Harnessing Biological Nitrogen Fixation in African Agriculture: challenges and opportunities. (ISBN 0-908307-58-6)
  41. Mapfumo, P, S Mpepereki and PL Mafongoya. 1998. Pigeon pea in Zimbabwe: a new crop with potential. pp 93-98. In: Waddington, S, H Murwira., J Kumwenda, D Hikwa and F Tagwira (eds). Soil Fertility Research for Maize-based Farming Systems in Malawi and Zimbabwe. CIMMYT, Harare. ISBN 970-648-006-4.
  42. Nzuma, JK, S Mpepereki and HK Murwira. 1998. Cattle manure management options for reducing nutrient losses: farmer perceptions and solutions in Mangwende, Zimbabwe. pp 183-190. In: Waddington, S, H Murwira., J Kumwenda, D Hikwa and F Tagwira (eds). Soil Fertility Research for Maize-based Farming Systems in Malawi and Zimbabwe. CIMMYT, Harare. ISBN 970-648-006-4.
  43. Kasasa, P, S Mpepereki and K E Giller. 1998. Nodulation and yield of promiscuous soybean (Glycine max [L.] Merr.) varieties under field conditions. pp 99-103. In:Waddington, S, H Murwira., J Kumwenda, D Hikwa and F Tagwira (eds). Soil Fertility Research for Maize-based Farming Systems in Malawi and Zimbabwe.CIMMYT, Harare. ISBN 970-648-006-4.
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