Staff Profile

/Mr Cyril T F Murewi


  • Master of Science in Mathematics (UZ)
  • BSc (Hons) in Mathematics, (UZ)
  •  BSc (Gen) in Mathematics and Physics, (UZ)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research (NUST)
  •  Postgraduate Diploma in Meteorology (BMTC Melbourne, Australia)
  • Certificate in Agro-Meteorology Data Base Management, (Bet Dagan, Israel).

Research Interests:

  • Regional Climate Modeling and Impact Studies
  • Computational mathematical modeling


  • Mugandani R., Murewi C. T. F., Chitata T., Chipepa F., Mudereri T., Mwadzingeni L and Mafongoya P,: 2021 Can the application of Item Response Theory improve the quality of survey items for assessing human fingerprints on climate change? TRS of South Africa
  • Muziri, T; Chaibva, P; Chofamba, A; Madanzi, T; Manjeru, P; Mudada, N; Manhokwe, S; Mugari, A; Matsvange, D; Murewi, C. T. F.; Mwadzingeni, L; Mugandani, R; 2021    Using principal component analysis to explore consumers’ perception towards quinoa health and nutritional claims in Gweru, Zimbabwe. Food Sci. & Nutr. Vol. 9: 1025 – 1033. DOI: Published online 22 December 2020  
  • Makuvaro V., Murewi C. T. F., Dimes J., Chagonda I. 2018: Are smallholder farmers’ perceptions of climate variability and change supported by climate records? A case study of Lower Gweru in semi-arid central Zimbabwe. Weather Climate and Society, Weather, Climate and Society, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 35 – 49, DOI:  Published Online: 27 November 2017.
  • Alec Sithole and Cyril T. F. Murewi 2009: Climate variability and change over southern Africa: impacts and challenges. J. Ecol., 47 (Suppl. 1), 17–20.
  • Makuvaro V., Walker S., Munodawafa A., Chagonda I,. Masere T. P. Murewi C., Mubaya C. P. 2017: Constraints to crop production and adaptation strategies of smallholder farmers in semi-arid Central and Western Zimbabwe. African Crop Science Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 221 – 235,  DOI:
  • Chagonda, F. T. Mugabe, A. Munodawafa, C. P. Mubaya, P. Masere, C. Murewi 2015 Engaging smallholder farmers with seasonal climate forecasts for sustainable crop production in semi arid areas of Zimbabwe. African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol 10 (7), 668 – 676
  • Alec Sithole, Cyril Murewi, And Fidelis Manyanga 2014: A Beginner’s Guide to Undergraduate Science Research: Preparation, Writing and Defense: Secrets and Strategies for Success. Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN 978-3-659-53371-6. Heinrich-Böcking-Str. 6-8, 66121, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • Makuvaro Veronica, Walker Sue, Munodawafa Adelaide, Masere Tirivashe Phillip, Murewi Cyril and Chagonda Ignatius 2014 An overview of current agronomic practices of smallholder farmers in semi-arid Central and Western Zimbabwe. African Journal of Agricultural Research 9(35), pp. 2710-2720, 28 August, 2014; DOI: 10.5897/AJAR11.606 Article Number: 8EC03AD46914 ISSN 1991-637X
  • Mashiri CE, Chikerema P, Murewi CTF, Gonzo L, Maposa S, Pfupajena MH, Chandiwana E, Mukwembi P, Sisito G 2014 Estimating environmental effects using the agronomic  traits of pearl millet varieties by means of the biplot technique. International Journal of Advanced Scientific and Technical Research Issue 4 Vol 2, 72 – 91 March-April 2014. Available online on .
  • Alec Sithole, Fidelis Manyanga, and Cyril F. Murewi, 2013: Planning to do science research as part of your degree program requirements? Potential roadblocks and solutions. Journal of College Student in Education Vol 1, 10 – 15.
  • Ignatius Chagonda, Adelaide Munodawafa, Francis T. Mugabe, Veronica Makuvaro, Philip Masere, Cyril T. F. Murewi 2013 Comparative performance of scientific and indigenous knowledge on seasonal climate forecasts: A case study of Lupane, semi- arid Zimbabwe. J. Agr. Agri. Res. 3(5), 1-9.
  • Mugabe FT, CP Mubaya, D Nanja, P Gondwe, A Munodawafa, E Mutswangwa, I Chagonda, P Masere, J Dimes, C Murewi 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, No 1: 19 – 30.
  • Mugabe, F.T., Munodawafa, A., Dimes, J., Nanja, D.H., Carberry, P., Mwale, M.,Mubaya, C., Makuvaro, V., Chagonda, I., Masere, P., E. Mutswangwa and Murewi, C. 2010: Building Adaptive Capacity to Cope with Increasing Vulnerability Due to Climate Change Report IDRC Project Number: 104144
  • Chivizhe J. and Murewi C. T. F. 2010: Sustainable soil moisture conservation tillage technology adoption: evaluation of the No Till Tie Ridging technique in crop production among smallholder farmers in Manicaland Province. Social Sciences: The 6th Research Seminar Series Proceedings 6: 33 – 40

Conference and Workshop Presentations:

  • Murewi C.T.F 2015: Weather and Climate Research and Modeling Southern Region Consultative Workshop on the Development of the National Climate Policy: Weather and Climate Research and Modeling Thematic Area, held at Rainbow Hotel, Bulawayo; 23 to 24 July 2015
  • Murewi C.T.F 2014 Modeling climate in a changing climate. Inaugural Faculty of Science and Technology Seminar Series, Midlands State University, November 21 2014, Gweru, Zimbabwe.
  • Raymond Mugandani, Cyril Murewi, Desmond Manatsa, Charity Changoroma, Batanai Sammie, Veronica Makuvaro, Elisha Moyo and Elvis Mupfiga 2014: Characterization and predictability of extreme precipitation for selected stations in Zimbabwe. Session 23 Ref no. 402: Adapatation Futures 2014 12-16 May 2014, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil.
  • Mugandani R., Murewi C.T.F., Manatsa D. and Makuvaro V. 2013: Wet and dry spells characterisation and their possible linkages to teleconnections for selected stations in Zimbabwe. Arusha, Tanzania.
  • Murewi C.T.F 2013 Downscaling of global climate model outputs. First International Symposium on Climate Science, June 19-21 2013, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • Murewi C. T. F., Makuvaro V., Dimes J., Munodawafa A., Chagonda I., Masere P., Mubaya C., Mutsvangwa E. P. and Mugabe F. T. 2012: Verification of smallholder farmers’ perceptions on climate variability and change, using historical climate data: A case study of Gweru District in semiarid Zimbabwe. National Climate Change

Suggest a correction

If you'd like to suggest a correction for this profile and you are the owner use the edit button button below. For corrections to another person's profile contact the Webmaster on the email or call ext 3132

Edit Profile