Staff Profile

/Dr Thomas Marambanyika
Dr Thomas Marambanyika

Chairperson: Department Of Geography and Environmental Studies

Qualifications:

  • PhD (Philosophy in Geography),University of Kwa Zulu- Natal
  • B.A (Hons) Geography
  • MA in Environmental Policy and Planning (UZ)

Research Interests:

  • Sustainable utilization and conservation of natural resources
  • Environmental management in industry
  • Food security
  • Rural and urban livelihoods

Publications:

  • Adoption and utilisation of ethno post-harvest technologies by smallholder farmers in semi-arid regions of Zimbabwe: Case of Buhera District.
  • Significance of Vegetable Farming as a Strategy to Enhance Household Food Security in Communal Areas of Zimbabwe.
  • Human-wildlife conflict: Threatened food security and efficacy of adaptation strategies in Hwange district of Zimbabwe.
  • Evaluation of the Impact of Agricultural Recovery Programmes on Communal Farming Productivity.
  • Importance of community participation in sustainable wetland utilization: Case of Chebvute Wetland in Zvishavane, Zimbabwe.
  • Effectiveness of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems in Enhancing Corporate Environmental Sustainability at Unilever Southeast Africa in Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • Workers’ perceptions and awareness of occupational safety and health legislation in the food manufacturing industry in Zimbabwe.
  • Overcoming environmental challenges in the cement manufacturing sector through Cleaner Production. A case of SINO Company, Zimbabwe.
  • An Assessment of the Concentration Levels of Toxic Chemicals within and around Gweru Dumpsite in Zimbabwe.
  • Is the Adoption of Multicurrency System a Panacea to Urban Dwellers’ Socio-economic Challenges? Perceptions of High Density Suburbs’ Residents in Gweru, Zimbabwe.
  • Socio-economic impacts of cement production at Sino-Zimbabwe on Hozheri community, Gweru, Zimbabwe.
  • Geography: Data collection, analysis and presentation techniques in human geography: A textbook for Advanced level students.
  • Assessing the environmental sustainability of cultivation systems in wetlands using the WET-health framework in Zimbabwe
  • Assessing the drivers of wetland changes in areas associated with wildlife-based tourism activities in Zimbabwe
  • Community strategies to promote sustainable wetland-based food security in rural areas of Zimbabwe
  • The missing link between awareness and the implementation of wetland policy and legislation in communal areas of Zimbabwe
  • Wetland utilization patterns in semi-arid communal areas of Zimbabwe between 1985 and 2013 and the associated benefits to livelihoods of the surrounding communities
  • Institutional arrangements governing wetland utilization and conservation in communal areas of Zimbabwe.  
  • The contribution of diaspora remittances to household food security in Tsholotsho district, Zimbabwe
  • The relief food aid and its implications on food production and consumption patterns: A case study of communal farmers in Chigodora Community, Zimbabwe

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