Prof Adelaide Munodawafa

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Prof Adelaide Munodawafa

Chairperson : Department of Land and Water Resource Management


Qualifications:  

  • PhD Science, Soil Productivity and Sustainable Agriculture, University of Zimbabwe 2003
  • MSc. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition Leipziger University, Germany 1990
  • BSc. Agriculture (Honours in Soil Science and Amelioration, Leipziger University, Germany 1988

Publications:

I   Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • Moyo, A. 1998. The effect of soil erosion on soil productivity decline as influenced by tillage: with special reference to clay and organic matter losses. Advances in GeoEcology 31, 363-368.
  • Munodawafa, A. 2007. Assessing nutrient losses under different tillage systems and their implications on water quality. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 32, 1135-1140.
  • Munodawafa, A. and Zhou, N.M. 2008. Improving water utilization in maize production through conservation tillage systems in semi-arid Zimbabwe. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 33, 757-761.
  • Munodawafa, A. 2010. Plant nutrient uptake by the maize crop under different erosion levels and granitic sandy soils of Zimbabwe. Midlands State University Journal of Science Agriculture and Technology 2(1), 35-42.

 

  • Munodawafa, A. 2010. Quantifying the effect of soil erosion on some productivity-determining soil characteristics under semi-arid and granitic sandy soils of Zimbabwe. Midlands State University Journal of Science Agriculture and Technology 2 (2), 58-70.
  • Mugabe, F.T, Mubaya, C., Nanja, D. Gondwe, P. Munodawafa, A., Mutsvangwa, E., Chagonda, I., Masere, P. Dimes, J. and Murewi, C. 2010. Use of indigenous knowledge systems and scientific methods for climate forecasting in southern Zambia and north-western Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Journal of Technological Sciences Vol. 1 (1) 19 – 30.
  • Munodawafa, A. 2011. Maize grain yield as affected by the severity of soil erosion under semi-arid conditions and granitic sandy soils of Zimbabwe. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 36, 963 – 967.
  • Munodawafa, A. 2012. The effect of rainfall characteristics and tillage on sheet erosion and maize grain yield in semi-arid conditions and granitic sandy soils of Zimbabwe. Journal of Applied Environmental Soil Science, 2012 Special Edition “Soil Management for Sustainable Agriculture”
  • Mujaju C., G. Mtetwa, Z. Muchingami, F. Mugabe and A. Munodawafa 2013. The effect of using inorganic and cattle manure with different top-dressing rates of ammonium nitrate on yield of maize under wetland conditions. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences 1 (1) 18-25
  • Mtetwa, G., Muchingami, Z., Mugabe, F.T. and A. Munodawafa. 2013. Effects of different types and rates of fertilizer on yield and economic benefits of wheat grown under broad-ridge, broad-furrow and dead level contour systems of cultivation. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences 1(4) 140-147.

 

    1. Chagonda, I., A. Munodawafa, F. T. Mugabe, V. Makuvaro, P. Masere, C. T. F. Murewi, 2013 Comparative performance of scientific and indigenous knowledge on seasonal climate forecasts: A case study of Lupane, semi- arid Zimbabwe. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research 3(5) 1- 9
    2. Masere, T. P., Munodawafa, A., T. Chitata, 2013. Assessment of human impact on water quality along Manyame River. International Journal of Development and Sustainability: Special Issue: Development and Sustainability in Africa – Part I
    3. Mutambara S and Munodawafa, A. 2014. Production challenges and sustainability of small-holder irrigation schemes in Zimbabwe. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare 4 (15) 87-96
  • Makuvaro, V., Walker, S., Munodawafa, A., Masere T.P., Murewi, C. and Chagonda, I. 2014. An overview of current agronomic practices of smallholder farmers in semi-arid central and western Zimbabwe. African Journal of Agricultural Research 9(35) 2710 – 2720.

 

    • Madebwe V., Munodawafa, A., Mugabe F.T. and Madebwe C. 2015. Predicting Toxic Heavy Metal Movements In Upper Sanyati Catchment in the Midlands Province in Zimbabwe. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management 8(5): 556 – 569.
    • Chagonda, I., Mugabe, F.T., Munodawafa, A., Mubaya, C.P., Masere, P. and Murewi, C., 2015. Engaging smallholder farmers with seasonal climate forecasts for sustainable crop production in semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe. African Journal of Agricultural Research 10(7) 668 – 676.

 

II    Chapters in Books

 

  • Snapp,S., R. Phiri and A. Moyo, 1999. Soil fertility experimentation and recommendations for drought prone regions of Zimbabwe and Malawi. Chapter 3 pp13 -24: In Risk Management for Maize Farmers in Drought-prone Areas of Southern Africa. Edited by. D. D. Rohrbach, ISBN: 970-648-009-9 Copyright © CIMMYT 1999. Mexico D.F.
  • Munodawafa, A. 2011. The Significance of Soil Erosion on Soil Fertility under Different Tillage Systems and Granitic Sandy Soils in Semi-Arid Zimbabwe: A Comparison of Nutrient Losses Due to Sheet Erosion, Leaching and Plant Uptake, Chapter 9; pg 207 – 240. In: Soil Erosion Issues in Agriculture. Edited by Danilo Godone and Silvia Stanchi; p. cm.ISBN 978-953-307-435-1 Copyright © 2011 InTech
  • Munodawafa, A., Makuvaro, V., Dimes, J., Mugabe, F., Masere, P., Murewi, C. and Chagonda, I. 2011. Developing Farmers’ coping and adaptation strategies to climate variability and change in semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe. Chapter 4: pp 277 – 294. In Adaptation to Climate Change: Strategies for exchange and sharing of information for the benefit of communities. Edited by Amadou Sall and Amadou Moctar Dieye ISBN 978-2-9534155-2-0 Copyright © CES, Dakar 2011.
  • Munodawafa, A. 2012. Quantifying nutrient losses with different sediment fractions under four tillage and granitic sandy soils of Zimbabwe. Chapter 7; pg 207 – 240. In: Research on Soil Erosion Issues in Agriculture. Edited by Danilo Godone and Silvia Stanchi; p. cm.ISBN 978-953-51-0839-9 Copyright © 2012 InTech

 

  • Nyamangara, J., Masvaya, E.N., Tirivavi, R. and Munodawafa, A. 2015. Grain yield responses of selected crop varieties at two pairs of temperature analogue sites in sub-humid and semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe. Chapter 7 in: The contribution of land and water management to enhanced food security and climate change adaptation and mitigation in the African continent. Transforming Rural Livelihoods. Eds. W.L. Filho, A.O. Esilaba, K.P.C. Rao and G. Srindhar. Springer, Switzerland, pp 85-96. Springer ISBN 978-3-319-12999-0 ISBN 978-3-319-13000-2 (eBook), DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-13000-2

III    Accepted Journal Articles

  • Madebwe, V., Munodawafa, A., Mugabe, F.T., Madebwe, C. 2015. Spatial And Temporal Variability Of Toxic Heavy Metal Concentrations In Ground Water Resources In Upper Sanyati Catchment, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe. Paper accepted for publication in Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering

IV        Articles under Review

  1. Munodawafa, A. 2015. Water erosion and soil degradation: Assessing the process of sheet erosion and the importance of each sediment fraction in reducing soil productivity, 18 pages. African Journal of Agricultural Research
  2. Munodawafa, A. and Chitava, A. 2015. The effect of sewage effluent on physic-chemical parameters and aquatic plant population along the 6 Mile Spruit river, Gweru, Zimbabwe, 19 pages. Journal of Water and Health.
  3. Chitata, T., A. Munodawafa and T. Masere 2015. Dual water supply to peri-urban plots: A solution to water quality and water supply problems. Journal of Water and Health.
  4. Masasire, N., Munodawafa, A., Mhindu, R. and Chitata, T. 2015. Effects of planting basins amended with cattle manure on growth and yield of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) in northwestern Zimbabwe. African Journal of Agricultural Research
  5. Makuvaro V., Walker S., Munodawafa A., Chagonda I., Masere P., Murewi C. and Mubaya C. 2015. Constraints to crop production and adaptation strategies of smallholder farmers in semi-arid central and western Zimbabwe. African Crop Science Journal

V         Conference Papers

  • Moyo, A. and J. Hagmann, 1994. Growth effective rainfall in maize production under different tillage and semi-arid conditions of Southern Zimbabwe. Proceedings of the ISTRO Conference, Aalborg, Denmark 475-480

 

    1. Moyo, A. 2000. Quantifying nutrient losses with sheet erosion as influenced by tillage under granitic sands and semi-arid conditions of Zimbabwe. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Land Degradation, 445-451 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil .
    2. Munodawafa, A. 2006. Assessing nutrient losses under different tillage systems. 7th Waternet/WARFSA/GWS-SA Symposium, 2006, Lilongwe, Malawi.
    3. Munodawafa, A. 2007. Improving water utilization in maize production systems. 8th Waternet/WARFSA/GWS-SA Symposium, 2007, Lusaka, Zambia.
    4. Munodawafa, A. 2010. Maize grain yield as affected by soil erosion in semi-arid Zimbabwe. 7th Waternet/WARFSA/GWS-SA Symposium, 2010, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
    5. Munodawafa, A., Makuvaro, V., Dimes, J., Mugabe, F., Masere, P., Murewi, C. and Chagonda, I. 2011. Developing farmers’ coping and adaptation strategies to climate variability and change in semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe. International Colloqium on Adaptation to Climate Change, 2010, Dakar, Senegal.
    6. Mubaya, C. P., Njuki, J., Mutsvangwa, E. P., Mugabe, F.T., Nanja, D., Murewi, C., Dimes, J., Makuvaro, V., Munodawafa, A., 2011. Climate variability and change or multiple stressors? Farmer perceptions regarding threats to livelihoods in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Panel 17: Africa Adapt: Climate Change Symposium 2011.Special Panel: Lessons from the African Climate Change Fellowship Programme
    7. Munodawafa, A. 2015. Water erosion and soil degradation: Assessing the process of sheet erosion and the importance of each sediment fraction in reducing soil productivity, 18 pages. Paper presented at the 1st MSU Research Conference, Victoria Falls, 14 – 16 July 2015.
    8. Munodawafa, A. and Chitava, A. 2015. The effect of sewage effluent on physic-chemical parameters and aquatic plant population along the 6 Mile Spruit river, Gweru, Zimbabwe, 19 pages. Paper presented at the 1st MSU Research Conference, Victoria Falls, 14 – 16 July 2015.
    9. Chitata, T., A. Munodawafa and T. Masere 2015. Dual water supply to peri-urban plots: A solution to water quality and water supply problems. Midlands State University’s 1st International Research Conference 2015, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 14 – 16 July 2015 

 

VI        Non-referred Publications and Research Reports/ Papers

    1. Moyo, A. 1995. Evaluation of two different soil analysis methods. Correlation between Zimbawe standard soil chemical methods and Hach portable laboratory methods. CONTILL Project, Masvingo, Zimbabwe.
    2. Moyo, A. 1997. Field-days: Educating farmers on soil erosion and its effects and offering solutions through soil and water conservation techniques. CONTILL Project, Masvingo, Zimbabwe.
  • Moyo, A. 1998. Quantifying the effect of soil erosion on soil productivity. Contribution to the Soil Erosion Research Network, (Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems).

 

    1. Moyo, A. 1999. Modeling factors affecting soil erosion. CONTILL Project Research Report, Harare, Zimbabwe.
    2. Moyo, A. 2003. Assessment of the effect of soil erosion on nutrient loss from granite-derived sandy soils under different tillage systems in Zimbabwe. PhD Thesis, UZ, Harare.
  • Munodawafa, A., Kwanayi, M., and Ndebele, C. 2003. Training of Trainers on integrated soil, water and nutrient management in semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe, FAO Training Manual, AGRITEX, Harare..
  • Munodawafa, A., Makuvaro, V., Masere, P., M., Chagonda, I and Murewi, C. 2009. Perceptions of climate variability and change on crop and livestock productivity as well as land and water resources in semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe. IDRC/ CCAA Report.

 

  • Mugabe, F.T., Munodawafa, A., Dimes, J., Nanja, D., Carberry, P., Mwale, M., Mubaya, C., Makuvaro, V., Chagonda, I., Masere, P., Mutswangwa, P.E., Murewi, C. 2010. Building Adaptive Capacity to Cope with Increasing Vulnerability due to Climate Change. Technical Report, IDRC Project N0. 104144.
  • National Task Force on Desertification, 2014. Baseline Report on Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought in Zimbabwe. Republic if Zimbabwe, Ministry of Water Environment and Climate, October 2014.
  • CALESA Team, Zimbabwe. 2014 Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: Developing Promising Strategies Using Analogue Locations in Eastern and Southern Africa (CALESA) Final Report.
  • National Task Force on Desertification, 2015. Zimbabwe’s Second National Action Programme for Combating Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought. Republic if Zimbabwe, Ministry of Water Environment and Climate, February 2015

Community engagement:

  • Chairperson of the University Research Board
  • Member of the 1st Research Conference Main Organizing Committee
  • Member of the University Research Ethics committee
  • Served as External Examiner for the Department of Irrigation and Water Engineering, Chinhoyi University of Technology
  • Served as Faculty Representative in Senate
  • Served as Faculty Representative in the University Planning Committee
  • Served as Faculty Representative in the Research Board
  • Served as Research Board Representative in the Editorial and Publications Committee