Academics

Dr Charles Mutisi

DEAN - FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

Mutisi

PhD,Ruminant Animal Nutrition (Reading University, UK), BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Reading University, UK)

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 Specialization:       

An Animal Scientist with over 25 years of teaching, research and outreach experience in ruminant animal production in the tropics. Special areas of research are the improvement of livestock production and fodder production in the smallholder farming communities of southern Africa. This research work is mainly carried out on-farm with the participation of the farmers, postgraduate students and extension services. In addition, the research work involves extension activities which include the dissemination of research findings and technologies produced to other farming communities. Recently, has developed a research thrust on the effects of ruminant animal production on climate change. Has authored and co-authored several publications in animal nutrition, animal production and farming systems in the smallholder farming communities.

    

Recent Publications:        

1.   Mutisi, C., (2010); Building Institutional Capacity to Respond to the Challenges of HIV and AIDS in the Agricultural Sector. Published by FAO.

 2. Mutisi, C. (2008); Situation Analysis of Agricultural Research and Training in the SADC Region. Published by the Food, Agriculture  and Natural Resources (FANR) Directorate, SADC Secretariat July 2008

 3. Wright J. A.,Gundry S. W., Conroy R., Woods D., Du Preez M., Ferro-Luzzi A., Genthe B.,   Moyo S., Mutisi C., Ndamba J and Portgieter N. (2009). Defining diarrhea episodes: Results from a three-country study in sub-Sahara Africa. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 4

 4. Wright J. A., Gundry, S.W., Conroy R., Woods D., Du Preez M., Ferro-Luzzi A., Genthe B., Moyo S., Mutisi C., Ndamba J and Portgieter N. (2008). Child dysentery in the Limpopo Valley: a cohort study of water, sanitation and hygiene risk factors. Journal of Water and Health.3.   

 5. Wright J. A., Gundry S. W., Conroy R., Woods D., Du Preez M., Ferro-Luzzi A., Genthe B., Moyo S., Mutisi C., Ndamba J and Portgieter N. (2006). Contamination of drinking water between     source and point-of-use in rural households of South Africa and Zimbabwe: Implications for monitoring the Millennium Development Goal for water. Water Practice and Technology. IWA           Publishing

 6. Garwe E.C., Ball P.J.H., Hamudikuwanda H.H. and Mutisi C. (2005). Effects of breed and feed supplementation on the fertility of cows developed for milk production in Zimbabwe. The Veterinary Record 156. pp 18-20.

 7. Manyawu, G. J. Chakoma C., Sibanda S., Mutisi C. and Chakoma I. C. (2003). The effect of harvesting interval on herbage yield and nutritive value of napier grass and hybrid Pennisetums. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science, Volume 16, No. 7: pp 996-1002.

 8. Manyawu G. J., Sibanda S., Chakoma, I. C., Mutisi C and Ndiweni P. (2003). The intake and palatability of four different types of napier grass (Pennisetum purpurem) silage fed to sheep. Asian-Australian Journal of Animal Science. Volume 16, No. 6: pp 823-829

 9. Masunda, B., Mutisi, C., Hamudikuwanda, H. And Agumbah, J. O. G. (2002). The use of faecal progestin measurements to monitor reproductive activity in Mashona cows in a smallholder farming area in Zimbabwe. (2002). Tropical Animal Health and Production, 34: pp 309-318.

 10. Manyawu G. J., Sibanda S., Mutisi C., Chakoma I. C. and Ndiweni P. (2003). The effect of pre-wilting and incorporation of maize meal on the fermentation of bana grass silage. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science. Vol 16, No. 6: pp 843-851.

 11. Mandibaya W., Mutisi C., Hamudikuwanda H. And Titterton M. (2000). The quantity and composition of milk taken by calves reared by restricted suckling in smallholder dairy farming areas of Zimbabwe. Livestock Research for Rural Development. (12) 3. pp 1-11.

  12. Magaya A., Mukaratirwa S., Mutisi C., Kyvsgaard N. and Thamsborg S. (2000). Effects of Fenbendazole Slow-Release (SR) bolus on productivity of indigenous cattle on communal pasture in Sanyati area, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Veterinary Journal 31:1 pp 29-40.