Mr Vine Mutyasira
A holder of B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agricultural Economics, both from the University of Zimbabwe. He is currently finalizing his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Natural Resources Economics with Colorado State University, United States. Vine’s research interests center on the interface between agricultural production and natural resources. His current research focuses on sustainable intensification of smallholder farming systems, and seeks to unpack the drivers and process that shape farmers’ incentive to intensify their production in ways that enhance economic, social and environmental sustainability. He also seeks to explore the role of policy and institutional instruments and incentives in nudging farmers towards sustainable paths of agricultural intensification, through increased investments in resource-saving, climate-smart and resilient farming systems. Vine has vast international research experience, having worked in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and Ethiopia. He is very keen on capacity development, helping nurture students research interests and helping them develop relevant research projects whose results can help educate the public and inform policy makers.