Staff Profile

/Mr. Farai Solomon Zirebwa

Mr. Farai Solomon Zirebwa

Lecturer, Department of Land and Water Resources Management


Qualifications;

  • MSc Agricultural Meteorology, University of Zimbabwe, 2010
  • BSc Honours Land and Water Resources Management, Midlands State University, 2005
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education, Midlands State University, 2013

Publications;

  • Zirebwa, F.S., Mashonjowa, E., Chipindu, B. and Mhizha, T. 2012. Citrus crop water requirements in Northern Zimbabwe: Significance of whole season irrigation calendars. Midlands State University Journal of Science, Agriculture and Technology, Volume 3 (1)
  • Kapenzi, A., Zirebwa, F.S., Sammie, B. and Madanzi, T. 2014. A comparative analysis of the changes in soil detachability with texture and rainfall intensity. Midlands State University Journal of Science, Agriculture and Technology, Volume 5 (1)
  • Zirebwa, F.S., Sammie, B., Kapenzi, A., Mugandani, R. and Madanzi, T. 2014. An evaluation of the performances and subsequent calibration of two reference evapotranspiration estimation models for Gweru, Zimbabwe. Academia Journal of Agricultural Research, Volume 2 (7)
  • Sammie Batanai, ChitataTawengwa, ChagondaIgnatious, Zirebwa Solomon and Gwazane Munyaradzi. 2014. Dynamics of maize production practices in urban open field agriculture in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research, Volume 5 (2)
  • Zirebwa, F.S., Kapenzi, A., Makuvaro, V., Sammie, B. and Madanzi, T. 2014. An evaluation of the performances and the subsequent calibration of three solar radiation estimation models for semi-arid climates in Midlands Zimbabwe. Midlands State University Journal of Science, Agriculture and Technology, Volume 5 (1)

 Conference Papers

  • Mugandani, R., Murewi, C.F.T., Manatsa, D., Changoroma, C., Sammie, B., Makuvaro, V., Zirebwa, F.S., Moyo, E.N. and Mupfiga, E.T. 2014. Characterisation and predictability of extreme precipitation for selected stations in Zimbabwe. Third International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, 12 – 16 May 2014, Fortaleza Ceara – Brazil
  • Mugandani, R., Manatsa, D., Mupfiga, E.T., Ben, T., Zvobgo, L. and Zirebwa, F.S. 2014. Surface temperature extremes over Zimbabwe. Research and intellectual Expo, 3 – 6 September 2014
  • Mugandani, R., Murewi, C.F.T., Manatsa, D., Zirebwa, F.S., Mupfiga, E.T., Sammie, B. andMakuvaro, V. 2013. Wet and dry spell characterisation and their possible linkages to teleconnections for selected stations in Zimbabwe. Africa Climate Conference, 15 – 18 October 2013, Arusha, Tanzania

 Community Engagement

    • Made an assessment on behalf of the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) to examine Mr. Phiri’s work in natural resources management and sustainability (rain water harvesting project) in 2013
    • Moderation of examination scripts and external examination (Agricultural Engineering) for affiliate agricultural colleges (Mlezu, Rio Tinto, Esigodini).
    • Department’s Work Related Learning and projects coordinator (2011-2014)

 

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