“Improving crop productivity in an environmentally sustainable way”

The objective of the Department is to contribute to the nation’s requirement for crop and soil sciences. The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences include the following broad areas: Crop Science, Soil Sciences, Irrigation Engineering, Environmental Science and Agricultural Economics.

Enquiries
For more information on the programmes contact:
The Chairperson
cropandsoil@lsu.ac.zw

Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences Honours Degree in Horticulture and Landscaping

Bachelor of Science Honours Degree In Applied Biotechnology

Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences Honours Degree in Agricultural Economics

Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences Special Honours Degree in Crop Science

Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences Honours Degree in Environmental Sciences

Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences Honours Degree in Irrigation Engineering

Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences Honours Degree in Soil Science

Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences Honours Degree in Crop Science

Qualifications:                                                                                                  

  • MSc Agricultural Engineering (Irrigation), Cranfield, UK 
  • BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Crop Science), University of Zimbabwe

Area of Specialization

  • Irrigation Engineering (Planning and Designs)
  • Irrigation Water Management
  • Community Water Supplies Planning and Designs
  • Natural Resources Utilization

Research Interest

  • Waste water utilization
  • Water utilization and management
  • Natural resources utilization
  • Conservation agriculture

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. Mpala, C, Sibanda P and Sibanda B. (2013). Assessment of the adoption and use of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the control of grain weevils in stored small grain in Matobo District in Matabeleland South Province of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Research Symposium (ZIRS) Book of Proceedings.

 

  1. Mpala, C, Sibanda P and M. Dlamini (2013) The accessibility, utilisation and role of indigenous traditional vegetables in household food security in rural Hwange District. Special Journal of ZOU International Research Conference Vol. 1, ( 2), pp 40-47

 

  1. Ndlovu, Z, Mpala, C and Sibanda P (2013) The socio economic impact of institutional childcare based drip irrigation gardens on the livelihoods: A case study of John Smale Children’s Home nutrition garden in Bulawayo Metropolitan Province. Special Journal of ZOU International Research Conference Vol. 1 (2) pp 7-17

 

  1. Mpala, C, P. Sibanda, M. Dlamini & B. Sibanda. (2014). Are quelea birds really a menace? Innovative use of indigenous knowledge systems in the harvesting and utilisation of quelea, Quelea quelea lathamii. In Hwange District of Matabeleland North Province. Global Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 2 (2), pp. 071-081, Available online at www.internationalscholarsjournals.org © International Scholars Journals November, 2014.

 

  1. Mpala, C. (2016) Agrochemicals Use By Smallholder Farmers In Vegetable Production In Matabeleland North Province. International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research ISSN: 2455-8834 Volume:01, Issue:07

 

  1. Mpala, C. (2016). The Socio Economic Impact of Smallholder Communal Irrigation Projects: A Case Study of Tshongokwe Smallholder Irrigation Scheme in Lupane District in Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Social Science And Economic Research ISSN: 2455-8834 Volume:01, Issue:07

 

  1. E, Dzinimwa. T, & C. Mpala. (2016). An assessment of the public health hazard potential of waste water use in salad crop production at Umguza Irrigation Lots. INTUNDLA A Multi-disciplinary Research Journal, Inaugural Edition, Volume 1, No. 1.

 

  1. Mpala, C. (2016). The impact of winter production of traditional vegetables on household food security; A case of river bed alluvial deposits traditional gardens in Hwange District. INTUNDLA  A Multi-disciplinary Research Journal, Inaugural Edition, Volume 1, No. 1.
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