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Dr Edward Mutandwa

Lecturer


Dr Edward Mutandwa
Qualifications: PhD- Forest Resources (Economics) (2015), Mississippi State University, USA 
Msc-Agricultural Economics (2002), University of Zimbabwe
Bsc Hons Agriculture (Agricultural Economics) (1999), University of Zimbabwe 
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• Economic valuation of non-market goods 
• Food insecurity, poverty and climate change nexus
• Impact assessments of agricultural policies
• Traditional knowledge systems in sustainable resource use

Dr Emmanuel Mwakiwa

Senior Lecturer


Dr Emmanuel Mwakiwa
Qualifications:PhD, MSc, BSc
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Dr Emmanuel Mwakiwa is a senior lecturer and researcher. He has published in high impact referred international journals and has over 19 years’ experience in the agricultural sector. He has dealt with issues on food security, resilience, humanitarian to development paradigm, livestock, role of markets in humanitarian and food security programmes, and value for money and rural development issues. He also has experience working in Government, Private, NGO (national and international) and academic sectors. He has work experience in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa and Netherlands. He has vast experience in programme management, and has been already exposed to various donor systems and international organizations including African Union, European Union, FAO, USAID, DANIDA and IFAD amongst others. 

Publications

1. Mwakiwa, E; W.F. de Boer; J.W. Hearne; R. Slotow; F. van Langevelde; M. Peel; C.C. Grant; Y. Pretorius; J.D. Stigter; A.K. Skidmore; I. Heitkönig; H. de Knegt; E.M. Kohi; N. Knox; H.H.T. Prins; 2013; Optimization of wildlife management in a large game reserve through waterpoints manipulation: a bio-economic analysis; Journal of Environmental Management, 114: 352-361; doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.10.029.Y.
2. Pretorius, J. D. Stigter, W. F. de Boer, S. E. van Wieren, C. B. de Jong, H. J. de Knegt, C. C. Grant, I. Heitkönig, N. Knox, E. Kohi, E. Mwakiwa, M. J. S. Peel, A. K. Skidmore, R. Slotow, C. van der Waal, F. van Langevelde and H. H. T. Prins; 2012. Diet selection of African elephant over time shows changing optimization currency. Oikos. 121: 2110–2120.
3. Mwakiwa, E., 2011. Urban agriculture: the socio-economic factors. LAP, Saarbrücken; ISBN 978-3-8454-4230-3Mwakiwa, E., 2011. Cooperation or competition: dilemma for resource managers in sustainable wildlife utilisation. PhD Thesis, Wageningen University; ISBN 978-94-6173-038-1
4. C. van der Waal, A. Kool, S.S. Meijer, E. Kohi, I.M.A. Heitkönig, W.F. de Boer, F. van Langevelde, R.C. Grant, M.J.S. Peel, R. Slotow, H.J. de Knegt, H.H.T. Prins, H. de Kroon, in cooperation with N. M. Knox, A. K. Skidmore, E. Mwakiwa, Y. Pretorius, S. E. van Wieren, 2011. Large herbivores may alter vegetation structure of semi-arid savannas through soil nutrient mediation. Oecologia, 165:1095-1107. DOI 10.1007/s00442-010-1899-3
5. Y. Pretorius, F.W. de Boer, C. van der Waal, H.J. de Knegt, R.C. Grant, N.M. Knox, E.M. Kohi, E. Mwakiwa, B.R. Page, M.J.S. Peel, A.K. Skidmore, R. Slotow, S.E. van Wieren, H.H.T. Prins, 2011. Soil nutrient status determines how elephant utilize trees and shape environments. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80(4): 875-83. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2011.01819.x
6. De Knegt, H.J., van Langevelde, F., Skidmore, A.K., Delsink, A., Slotow, R., Henley, S., Bucini, G., de Boer, W.F., Coughenour, M.B., Grant, C.C., Heitkönig, I.M., Henley, M., Knox, N.M., Kohi, E.M., Mwakiwa, E., Page, B.R., Peel, M., Pretorius, Y., van Wieren, S.E., Prins, H.H., 2010. The spatial scaling of habitat selection by African elephants. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80: 270-281. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2010.01764.x.
7. Van de Waal C., de Kroon H., de Boer, W.F., Heitkönig I.M.A., Skidmore A.K., de Knegt H.J., van Langevelde F., van Wieren S.E., Grant R.C., Page B.R., Slotow R., Kohl E.M., Mwakiwa E., Prins H.H.T., 2009. Water and nutrients alter herbaceous competitive effects on tree seedlings in a semi-arid savanna. Journal of Ecology, 97: 430-439.
8. Kajawu G., E. Mwakiwa; 2006; Innovative approaches to empowering orphans and vulnerable children (OVC): CRS/ZW education initiatives; Journal for Social Development in Africa; 21 (1): 67-84
9. Mwakiwa E; 2004; Evaluation of the socio-economic determinants and benefits of urban agriculture. Master of Science thesis; Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension; University of Zimbabwe.
10. Jemison K., J. Mafara, E. Makiwa, M. McGarry, J. Lentfer, L. Tinarwo; 2004; Stop Guessing: A Guide to monitoring and evaluation for community and faith based organizations working with children affected by HIV/AIDS; Catholic Relief Services and United States Agency for International Development, Harare; Website: http://www.crin.org/docs/StopGuessing[2].pdf
11. Lentfer J., K. Jemison, L. Tinarwo, E. Mwakiwa, J. Mafara, M. McGarry;2004; The rapid assessment, analysis and action planning process report for orphans and other vulnerable children; Working Party of Officials of the National Plan of Action for OVC and the Zimbabwe RAAAPP Steering Committee (UNICEF, USAID, UNAIDS, and WFP); Website: http://www.savethechildren.nl/ovc/docu/RAAPPreportfinaldraft05Aug2004.pdf
12. Mwakiwa E.; 2002; Constraints and challenges of fertilizer procurement and distribution in Zimbabwe; Country Paper presented at a Workshop for Southern Africa Development Community Regional Consultation on Fertilizer Procurement and Distribution; SADC; Harare

Dr J. Mutambara

Lecturer


Dr J. Mutambara
Qualifications:PhD, MSc, BSc
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Dr Shephard Siziba

Lecturer


Dr Shephard Siziba
Qualifications:PhD, MSc, BSc
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Publications

1. Siziba S, and E. Bulte. 2012. Does Market Participation Promote Generalized Trust? Experimental Evidence from Southern Africa. Economics Letters (117) pp 156-160
2. Nyikahadzoi K., S. Siziba, N.Mango, A. Diagne and A. Adekunhle. 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 Vol. 4(8), pp. 147-163
3. Siziba. S, K. Nyihadzoi, A. Diagne, A.0. Fatunbi and A.A adekunle. 2010. Determinants of cereal market participation by sub-Saharan Africa smallholder farmers. Learning Publics Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Studies. 2(1). 180-193
4. Nyikahadzoi. K, S. Siziba, N. Sagary, J. Njuki, and A.A. Adekunle.2010. 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. 2(1). 82-97
5. Mudombi-rusinamhodzi, G., S. Siziba and V. Kongo. 2012. Factors affecting smallholder farmers’ responsiveness to climate variability induced hazards in Zimbabwe. African Crop Science Journal, Vol. 20, Issue Supplement s2, pp. 297 – 301
6. Nyikahadzoi K., R.Samati, P.D. Motsi, S. Siziba and A. Adekunle.2012. Integrated Agricultural Research in the Context of Gender differentiation. The journal of Social Development In Africa, Vol(27).2.
7. S.Siziba. 2008. Assessing the adoption of conservation agriculture in Zimbabwe’s smallholder sector. Verlag Grauer, Stuttgart (PhD thesis)
8. Waddington, S.R., Mulugetta Mekuria, S. Siziba and J. Karigwindi (2007).Long-term yield sustainability and financial returns from grain legume-maize intercrops on a sandy soil in subhumid north central Zimbabwe. Experimental Agriculture 43(4): 489-503
9. S.Siziba 2006. Book reviewed: Spoor, Max (ed.) (2004) Globalisaton, Poverty and conflict A critical ‘Developemnt’ Reader. 339 pp. In: Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture.Vol 45 (2006) No. 4 DCG-Verlag Frankfurt/M. p 358-359.
10. Mekuria, M. and Siziba, S. (2003). Financial and risk analysis to assess the potential adoption of green manure technology in Zimbabwe and Malawi. 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. 215-221.
11. Shephard Siziba, Godfrey Mudimu and Mulugetta Mekuria (2003) A Farm Level Evaluation of the Impact of IPM on Pesticides Use: A comparative Analysis of IPM and Non-IPM Trained farmers in Zimbabwe’s smallholder Sector Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension University of Zimbabwe, Working Paper AEE1/2003
12. Stephen Waddington, Ishmael Pompi and Shephard Siziba (2002) Cowpea: A Traditional Multi-Purpose Grain legume for Smallholders in Zimbabwe. A brochure. CIMMYT and AREX, Harare, Zimbabwe
13. Nhamo Nhamo, Walter Mupangwa, Shephard Siziba, Tendai Gatsi and Davison Chikazunga(2002) Cowpea: A traditional Multi-purpose Grain Legume for smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe Proceedings of a conference held 8-11 October 2002 at Leopold Rock Hotel, Vumba, Zimbabwe. Soil Fert Net and CIMMYT-Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
14. Siziba, S. and Mulugetta Mekuria (2003). Soil fertility management and maize production in southern and central Mozambique: Highlights from the informal exploratory survey. Target, Soil Fert Net Newsletter 34:3-4.
15. Mulugetta Mekuria and S. Siziba.(2003). Adoption of soil fertility technologies in the northern and southern provinces of Zambia. Target, Soil Fert Net Newsletter 36:6-7.
16. Shephard Siziba and Mulugetta Mekuria (2003) Economics of Maize Seed Types: options for Zimbabwe smallholder farmers- Top 20 Selected Poster paper, IAEA Conference 16-22 August, 2003 Durban, South Africa
16 Mulugetta Mekuria, S. Waddington, H. Tchale, T. Gatsi and S. Siziba (2003). Enhancing adoption of soil fertility management technologies: Experiences of Soil Fertility and Policy Network for Southern Africa. Proceedings of the Regional Agroforestry Conference on Agroforestry Impacts on Livelihoods in Southern Africa: Putting Research into Practice, 20-24 May 2002 at Aventura Warmbaths, South Africa: ICRAF.
17. S.Siziba, R. Madakadze and N.F Mhlanga (2001) Options for increasing food availability in the region: Technical constraints and opportunities for improving SADC food security. A section in a book Key concepts and Issues Affecting food security in Southern Africa. Department Of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Zimbabwe, Harare
18. Godfrey Mudimu Shephard Siziba, and Benjamin Hanyani-Mlambo(1998) Urban Agriculture, Food security and the Environment: Soico-economic issues, land use conflicts and cultivators’ views. Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension University of Zimbabwe, Working Paper AEE1/1998

Dr Tarisayi Pedzisa

Lecturer


Dr Tarisayi Pedzisa
Qualifications:PhD Agric. Econs (UP,SA); MSc Agric Econs, BSc Agric (UZ)
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Tarisayi Pedzisa holds a PhD in Agriculture Economics from the University of Pretoria, an MSc in Agriculture Economics and BSc Agriculture from the University of Zimbabwe. She worked as a researcher consultant at ICRISAT-Bulawayo before joining the University. Some of the projects she has worked on include ; Assessing the contribution of Conservation Agriculture to building resilience under drought conditions in southern Africa , Improving the impacts of soil fertility research in Southern Africa, Evaluating the implementation of seed fairs in Zimbabwe and Impact evaluation of fertiliser microdosing in Zimbabwe. Her research interests include value-chain analysis, linking smallholder farmers to markets, impact evaluation, adoption and development of appropriate technologies and climate smart agriculture. She has a number of publications including journal articles, research reports and conference proceedings.

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