I have nearly three decades experience in university teaching, research, and community outreach services in agriculture and natural resource management. I have contributed to the teaching and development of 10 undergraduate and graduate courses. My research experience has mainly been in rangelands utilization, management, monitoring and improvement; land reform impacts on natural resources management and, climate change adaptation. I have been principal investigator of research projects funded by IDRC, British Council/DfID, CIDA, CIRAD and ACIAR. I have extensively published to a diverse audience. Co-authored books include: Climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation in Zimbabwe; Migration, Rural Livelihoods and Natural Resources Management.; Managing natural resources for development in Africa: A resource book; The livestock sector after the fast track land reforms in Zimbabwe.; Tropical legumes for sustainable farming systems in Southern Africa and Australia.
I also have experience in leadership and management of curriculum development, academic and research processes, institutional development and networking processes.
Ph.D., 1996, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Texas A&M University, USA
MSc., 1989, Grassland Science, University of Reading, United Kingdom
BSc., 1986, Agriculture (Honors), Animal Science, University of Zimbabwe (UZ)
3. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
1. Associate Professor, Rangeland Ecology and Animal Production, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zimbabwe (UZ, 1 January 2016-)
2. Senior Lecturer, Rangeland Ecology and Animal Production, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zimbabwe (UZ) (January 2004- December 2015).
3. Deputy Director, Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Zimbabwe (April 2007 to May 2010).
4. Head of Department, Animal Science, University of Zimbabwe (October 2006-April 2007).
5. Lecturer, Rangeland Ecology and Animal Production, Department of Animal Science, University of Zimbabwe (October 1989-December 2003).
6. Livestock and Pasture Specialist, Mashonaland Central Province, Department of Agricultural Technical and Extension Services (AGRITEX), Zimbabwe (January 1987–August 1988).
4. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
1. Business incubation for agriculture graduates
2. Rangeland changes in Zimbabwe
3. Characterization of rangeland resources in Zimbabwe
4. Improvement of communal rangelands with herbaceous forage legumes
5. Impacts of agrarian reforms on natural resources management in Zimbabwe
6. Agroforestry interventions in smallholder livestock production
7. Climate change evidence, impacts and adaptation in Zimbabwe
8. Marketability of bagged silage for smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe
9. Developing rangeland assessment techniques
5. STUDENT SUPERVISION EXPERIENCE
4 Doctor of Philosophy students
5 Master of Philosophy students
14 Master of Science students
Dozens of Bachelor of Science Agriculture Honors student research projects