Staff Profiles: Tugwi-Mukosi Multidisciplinary Research Institute

Prof Jephias Matunhu

Position: Executive Director

Research Interests :
    Rural development, Agriculture

Dr Reyard Mutamiswa

Position: Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests
    Climate change and sustainable pest management Invasion biology Agroecology Agriculture development



    Doctorate of Technology in Agriculture, Central University of Technology  Free State, South Africa (CUT) MSc Crop Production, Africa University  (AU) BSc Natural Resources Management and Agriculture (Hons) Crop Production and Horticulture, Midlands State University (MSU) Diploma in  Horticulture, Harare Polytechnic  Certificate in Horticulture, Mutare Technical College
Research Interests
    Agriculture and Rural development Agronomy Horticulture Climate change
    Nkomo, G.V. and Sassi,M. (2009) The Impact of veldfires on agricultural production on smallholder farmers in Cashel Valley of Zimbabwe  http://economia.unipv,it/naf/Working_paper/WorkingPaper/GABRIEL.pdf Nkomo.G.V, Mapanda. F, Chiteka. A.Z,and Mutezo.W,T.(2013)Short-term effects of seed-dressing with associative-nitrogen-fixing bacteria on the establishment and early growth of maize in Zimbabwe Nkomo.G.V, Mapanda. F, Chiteka. A.Z, and Mutezo.W,T.(2013)Short-term effects of seed-dressing with associative-nitrogen-fixing bacteria on flowering, silking and yield of maize in Zimbabwe 2013n.13/04 Nkomo.G.V, Mapanda. F, Chiteka. A.Z, and Mutezo.W,T.(2013)Short-term effects of seed-dressing with associative-nitrogen-fixing bacteria on crop development, ph and nutrient levels (nitrogen and phosphorous) of maize in Zimbabwe Nkomo.G.V, Sedibe.M.M, and Mofokeng,M,A.(2020)Farmers Production Constraints, Perceptions and Preferences of Cowpeas in Buhera District, Zimbabwe. https://doi.org10.18697/ajfand.94.19795 Nkomo.G.V, Sedibe.M.M, and Mofokeng.M,A.(2020)Production Constraints and Improvement Strategies  of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L Walp) Genotypes for Drought Tolerance 2021. https://doi.org10.1155/2021/5536417 Nkomo.G.V, Sedibe.M.M, and Mofokeng,M.M (2020)Phenotyping cowpea seedlings for drought tolerance using pot method in a controlled environment

Dr Nkosinathi Muyambo

Position: Research Assistant

Research interest:
    Climate change

Dr Francis Muromo

Position: Research Fellow

Research Interests
    Dynamics behind the sugarcane out grower model inherited from the colonial era


Position: Secretary

Mrs Josephine Mwafuka

Position: Research Assistant

Research interests
    Integrated Water Resources Management and Agriculture.

Mrs Normal Chiguvu

Position: Administrator