Staff Profile

/Dr Francis Muromo


  • PhD in Rural Resource Management, University of KwaZulu Natal
  • MPhil in African Studies, University of Cape Town
  • MSc in Rural and Urban Planning, University of Zimbabwe
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning & Management (PDDPPM), University of Zimbabwe
  • Bachelor of Education degree in Geography (BED), University of Zimbabwe
  • Certificate in Monitoring & Evaluation, University of Zimbabwe
  • Diploma in Education, University of Zimbabwe

Research Interests

  • Rural Development, development induced displacements and dynamics behind the sugarcane out grower model inherited from the colonial era.

Ongoing/Current Research

  • Socio-economic implications of people displaced by the construction of Tugwi Mukosi Dam on host communities in Chingwizi in Mwenezi District.
  • Beneficiaries’ perceptions of Nyaradzo Funeral Service’s Tree Planting Programmes to local communities in Zimbabwe: The way forward


  • Project Planning and Management Module (2012); Women’s University in Africa, Harare
  • Enforcement Orders in Harare: A Way of Development Control? Zambezia Vol 3 (2006) – University of Zimbabwe Journal, Harare.
  • Planning and Management of Child Rights Based Projects (2018), Women’s University in Africa, Harare
  • co-edited a book with Centre for Conflict Transformation and Management (Development-induced displacements in Zimbabwe:Learning from Colonial and Post-Colonial Experiences) by Weaver Press, Harare.
  • Francis Muromo (2021) Introduction (xiv-xix) in Development-Induced Displacements in Zimbabwe: Learning from Colonial and Post-Coonial Experiences, Weaver Press, Harare.
  • Francis Muromo (2021), Colonial and Post-Colonial Relocation Experiences of Two Headmen in Zaka Rural District (99-110) in Development-Induced Displacements in Zimbabwe: Learning from Colonial and Post-Colonial Experiences, Weaver Press, Harare.
  •  Innocent Isaac, Tendai Madanzi, Manjeru Pepukai, Matunhu Jephias, Muromo Francis (2021), Building Resilience to Climate Change through the Adoption of Grain and Vegetable Aramanth in Binga District of Matebeleland North, World Journal of Agricultural Research,  Volume 9 No1, (p9-14)
  • Francis Muromo, Jephias Matunhu, Tendai Madanzi, Pepukai Manjeru & Innocent Isaac (2021), Market Linkages: A way of Sustaining the Production of Aramanth in Manjolo and Sikhalenge Wards of Binga District of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe, World Journal of Agricultural Research, Volume 9 No.1 (p37-41).
  • Francis Muromo (2021), One Land Reform Two Groups of Farmers in One Estate: A Case of Mkwasine Sugar Estate, Zimbabwe, International Journal of Agriculture and Technology, Volume1 No.1 (p1-5).
  • Francis Muromo, Terrence Motida Mashingaidze & Wilfred Lunga(2022), Unlocking socio-economic value to local communities from mega development projects, Human Sciences Research Council Policy Brief Seminar Series.
  • Wilfred Lunga,Precious Tirivanhu. Moremi Nkosi, Francis Muromo & Tshegofatso Ramakapela (2022),COVID-19 and Inequality in South Africa. What do we know?,Human Sciences Research Council Policy Brief Seminar series.
  • Simbarashe Mazongonda & Francis Muromo (2006), Enforcement Orders in Harare: A way of Enforcing Development Control? Zambezia Volume XXXIII Issue i/ii (p51-69), University of Zimbabwe, Harare.
  • Francis Muromo (2019), Post-Independence Changes in Ownership and Tenure Regimes in Mkwasine Sugar Estate: Justification for a Land Audit, Zambezia Volume 46 Issue ii, (p 62 73), University of Zimbabwe, Harare.

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