Dr Christopher T. Gadzirayi

Dr Christopher GadzirayiQualifications

  • PhD Animal production Science 2014 (BUSE)
  • Med – Agricultural Education 1999 (UZ)
  • Bed – Agriculture 1988 (UZ)
  • Secondary Teachers certificate 1984 (GTC)
  • Certificate in Agriculture 1983 (Mlezu)
  • Certificate in Environmental Education, 2003 (Rhodes University – SA)


Agricultural/ Environment Articles

  1. Edward Mutandwa and Christopher Tafara Gadzirayi. Impact of community based wildlife management: Case of CAMPFIRE program in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Sustainable Development and Wildlife Ecology, Vol. 14 (2007), p. 336-344, SAPIENS Publishers
  2. C.T Gadzirayi, E. Mutandwa and J.F Mupangwa. Holistic environmental management in a communal GRAZING SCHEME: From isolation to consolidation, Rangelands Journal, Vol. 29, Issue 1, February 2007
  3. C.T Gadzirayi and E. Mutandwa. Veld condition trend of grazing areas: Why poor livestock production in the tropics? Rangelands Journal, Vol. 29, Issue 1, February 2007
  4. C. Parwada, C. T. Gadzirayi, W. T. Muriritirwa and D. Mwenye. Adoption of agro-forestry technologies among smallholder farmers: A case of Zimbabwe, Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics Vol. 2(10), pp. 351-358, October, 2010
  5. Desmond Manatsa, Leonard Unganai, Christopher Gadzirai  An innovative tailored seasonal rainfall forecasting production in Zimbabwe, Journal of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards, ISSN 0921-030X Nat Hazards DOI 10.1007/s11069-012-0286-2, July 2012
  6. Emaculate Mudunge, Adolf Masaga and Christopher Tafara Gadzirayi. The Case study of the Assessment of Ground Water Quality and Acceptance in Residential Urban Suburbs in Bindura, Zimbabwe. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering B 1 (2012) 437 – 479. ISSN 1934 – 8932. April 20, 2012.

Agri-Business and Education Articles

  1. Jim Weiler, C. T Gadzirayi and I. Mkondo, Teaching Practice Supervision: A need for a new model, The Zimbabwe Bulletin/Journal of Teacher Education, Vol. 11, Issue 2,p53-65, University of Zimbabwe , 2002
  2. C.T Gadzirayi, B.C Muropa and E. Mutandwa. Effectiveness of the Blended Supervision Model: A case study of student teachers learning to teach in high schools of Zimbabwe (2006), The Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 18, No 3, December 2006, pp. 371-383
  3. P. Chimanikire, E. Mutandwa, C. T. Gadzirayi, N. Muzondo and B. Mutandwa. Factors affecting job satisfaction among academic professionals in tertiary institutions in Zimbabwe, African Journal of Business Management Vol. 1(6) pp. 166-175, September, 2007
  4. Maunga MM, Gadzirayi CT, Dhehwa C, Taruwona M, Muchemwa C, Makwerere D, and Muropa BC. An assessment on the impact of collateral security to small enterprises’ access to bank finance in developing countries: A case study of Zimbabwe, Business Administration and Management Journal Volume 1, Issue 5, pp. 170-178, 9th April, 2011
  5. P. Katsuro, C. T. Gadzirayi, Taruwona M and Suzanna Mupararano. Impact of occupational health and safety on worker productivity: A case of Zimbabwe food industry, African Journal of Business Management Vol. 4(13), pp. 2644-2651, 4 October, 2010

Agriculture Articles 

  1. Gadzirayi C.T. and E. Mutandwa. Effectiveness of Aloe Excelsa in treating coccidiosis in broilers, Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 2005, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina
  2. C. T Gadzirayi, E. Mutandwa, J. Chihiya and M. Chikosha. Indigenous Knowledge Systems in sustainable utilization of wetlands in communal areas of Zimbabwe, African Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 1, No 4, pp 131-137
  3. E. Mutandwa, C.T Gadzirayi and T.J Chikuvire. Effectiveness of maize cob powder in controlling weevils in stored maize grain, African Studies Quarterly, Vol. 8, No 6, 2006, Florida State University, USA
  4. Edward Mutandwa and Christopher T Gadzirayi. Comparative Assessment of Indigenous Methods of Sweet Potato Preservation among smallholder Farmers: Case of Grass, Ash and Soil based Approaches in Zimbabwe, African Studies Quarterly, Vol. 9, No 3, 2007, 
  5. M. Mwale , C.T. Gadzirayi and Kuchenga Use of erthinoverterinary medicine in controlling internal and external parasite  of cattle, Southern African Journal of Science, Education and Technology (SAJEST) , Vol. 1p111-118, Issue 2  Zimbabwe
  6. Christopher T. Gadzirayi ,Edward Mutandwa , Marizvikuru Mwale and Tembikosi Chindundu, Utilization of Tephrosia vogelii in cotrolling ticks in dairy cows by small scale commercial farmers in Zimbabwe. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 8 (17) pp.4134-4136, September, 2009
  7. Christopher Tafara Gadzirayi, Edward Mutandwa, Jordan Chihiya and Rhoda Mlambo. A Comparative Economic Analysis of Mash and Pelleted Feed in Broiler Production under Deep Litter Housing System, International Journal of Poultry Science, Vol. 5 (5), 2006, Pakistan
  8. C.T Gadzirayi, E. Mutandwa, J. Chihiya and G. Chitsa. An assessment of the use of open pollinated maize varieties among smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe, Electronic Journal of Chemistry, Food and Agriculture, Vol. 5 (6), December, 2006
  9. Mutandwa, E., Gadzirayi, C.T, Chihiya J, Mukotami S and Mupangwa, J.F.  Factors affecting adoption of exotic dairy breeds by smallholder dairy farmers: Case of Chikwaka communal area of Zimbabwe, Southern African Journal of Science, Education and Technology (SAJEST), Vol. 1, Issue 2, 2006
  10. CT Gadzirayi, S Whande and E Mutandwa. Sustainability of Agricultural production system in Chionekano communal area of Zimbabwe, African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development AJFAND Vol. 7, No. 2007
  11. Edward Mutandwa, Christopher T Gadzirayi and Farirai Zingwe. Factors affecting adoption of long staple cotton variety among smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe, Eastern Africa Social Science Review, Vol. XXIII, no. 1, January, 2007, OSSREA Publications, Ethiopia
  12. E. Mutandwa and C.T Gadzirayi. The role of the urban maize sub sector as a food safety net for urban households in Bindura town of Zimbabwe, Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Vol., 8, No 1, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina
  13. J. Chihiya, C.T Gadzirayi and E. Mutandwa. Effect of three different treatment levels of Deltamethrin on the numbers of dung beetles in dung pats, African Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 1 (3), October, 2006
  14. Edward Mutandwa, Christopher .T. Gadzirayi and Richard Foti. Measuring payoffs to agricultural training among smallholder tobacco producers, International NGO Journal, Vol. 3 (3), pp. 033-037, March 2008
  15. Edward Mutandwa, Christopher T Gadzirayi, and Jordan Chihiya. Adoption Of Conventional Biotechnology Under Declining Smallholder Crop Productivity: Case Of Tissue Cultured Sweet Potatoes, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, In-Press, 2007
  16. C.T Gadzirayi and E. Mutandwa Land degradation in a changing agrarian context: Case of the communal areas of Zimbabwe, International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, Vol. 8 (5), 2006, Friends Publishers, Pakistan 
  17. Richard Foti, Christopher Gadzirayi and Edward Mutandwa (2008) The Adoption of Selected Soil Fertility and Water Management Technologies In Semi-Arid Zimbabwe: An Application of the Tobit Model, Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa  (Volume 10, No.3, 2008)
  18. CT Gadzirayi, Emutwandwa, and R. Muchapondwa. Adoption and diffusion of agroforestry and natural resouce management technologies through school-community links, Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa  (Volume 10, No.2,p450-465, 2008
  19. Tada.O., Masamha. B and Gadzirayi C.T. Efficacy Of T.crestar (progesterone analogue) and prosolvin (prostaglandin analogue) in heat synchronization of indigenous smallholder dairy and commercial beef cows, Electronic Journal of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Vol. 9 (2),p385-395), 2010
  20. Masamha. B. Gadzirayi.C.T. Mukutirwa. I. Efficacy of allium sativum (garlic) in controlling nematode parasites in sheep, International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine. Vol. 8, No. 3,2010 p161-169
  21. C. Parwada, C. T. Gadzirayi and A. B. Sithole. Effect of ridge height and planting orientation on Ipomea batatas (sweet potato) production, Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development Vol. 3(4), pp. 72-76, April 2011 
  22. J.Chimvuramahwe, J.P Musara, L. Mujuru, C.T. Gadzirayi, I.W. Nyakudya, L. Jimu , C.A.T. Katsvanga, J.F Mupangwa and R. Chivheya. Effect of feeding graded levels of Adansonia digitata (baobab) seed cake on the performance of broilers, Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences, 2011. Vol. 11, Issue 3: 1442-1449 Publication date: 31/10/2011, 
  23. C.T. Gadzirayi, B. Masamha, J.F. Mupangwa  and S. Washaya. Performance of Broiler Chickens Fed on Mature Moringa oleifera Leaf Meal as a Protein Supplement to Soyabean Meal International Journal of Poultry Science 11 (1): 5-10, 2012
  24. Parwada Cosmas, Gadzirayi Christopher, Karavina Charles, Kubiku Friday, Mandumbu Ronald, Madumbu Belta. Z.  Tagetes Minuta Formulation Effect Sitophilus Zeamais (Weevils) Control in Stored Maize Grain. International Journal of Plant Research 2012, 2(3): 65-68 
  25. N.Mafuse, C. T. Gadzirayi  and V.T .Munyati; Contribution of Rural Communities in Supporting the Livelihood Strategies for Widows, Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences Online ISSN 2277 – 1808 Volume 1 [8] July 2012: 22 – 28
  26. ParwadaCosmas, Gadzirayi Christopher, Karavina Charles and MunyatiVincent.T: A Review of Agro Forestry Technologies Adoption among Small- Holder Farmers in Zimbabwe. Journal of Sustainable Development Studies ISSN 2201-4268 Volume 1 (2012), Number 1, 68-92
  27. S.M. Mudyiwa1, C.T. Gadzirayi, J.F. Mupangwa, J. Gotosa1 and T.Nyamugure; CONSTRAINTS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CULTIVATION OF Moringa oleifera IN THE ZIMBABWEAN SMALLHOLDER GROWERS, ISSN:2224-0616, Int. J. Agril. Res. Innov. & Tech. 3 (1): 12-19, June, 2013
  28. C. T. Gadzirayi, F. N. M. Kubiku , J. F. Mupangwa, 3 L. Mujuru4, T. J. Chikuvire The Effect of Plant Spacing and Cutting Interval on Growth of Moringa Oleifera , Journal of Agricultural Science and Applications (JASA) JASA Volume 2, Issue 2 Jun. 2013 PP. 131-136 www.j-asa.org © American V-King Scientific Publishing 131 
  29. C. T. Gadzirayi, S. Mudyiwa, J. F. Mupangwa and J. Gotosa 2013, Cultivation Practices and Utilisation Of Moringa Oleifera Provenances by Small Holder Farmers: Case Of Zimbabwe. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension,Economics & Sociology 2(2): 152-162, Article no. AJAEES.2013.005.
  30. B. Masamha, W. Mhlanga, L. Marisa, C.T. Gadzirayi and N. Kadzunge; An assessment of endoparasitic infestation in captive buffaloes (Syncerus caffer): A Case of Mazowe Veterinary Research Station in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Innovative research and studies. Vol2(12): 48 -58, December 2013.
  31. C. T. Gadzirayi, E. Mutandwa, N. Mafuse and D. Manyumwa 2014,The Role of Nutrition Gardens in the Healthcare of HIV/AIDS Infected and Affected Urban Households, Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology 3(2): 118-128, 2014; Article no. AJAEES.2014.003
  32. C. T. Gadzirayi and J. F. Mupangwa 2014The Nutritive Evaluation and Utilisation of Moringa oleifera Lam in Indigenous and Broiler Chicken Production: A Review, Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences ISSN: 2276-7770 Vol. 4 (1), pp. 015-021, January 2014.
  33. C.T. Gadzirayi and J.F. Mupangwa 2014. Feed Intake and Growth Performance of Indigenous Chicks Fed Diets with Moringa oleifera Leaf Meal as a Protein Supplement During Early Brooding Stage International Journal of Poultry Science 13 (3): 145-150, 201, 2014 ISSN 1682-8356.
  34. C.T. Gadzirayi, N. Mafuse and V. Munyati 2014. Enhancing Farmer Productive Capacity: Case of Action Research Based Conservation Agriculture; International Journal of Agricultural Science, Research and Technology in Extension and Education Systems (IJASRT in EESs) : 4(2): 93-97
  35. Christopher Tafara Gadzirayi and Never Mafuse 2015. Comparative Analysis of Farmer Participatory Extension Approaches: Case of Farmer Field Schools and Master Farmer Training in Mashonaland Central Province of Zimbabwe; Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology 4(4): 317-324, AJAEES. 032 ISSN: 2320-7027
  36. Christopher Tafara Gadzirayi and  Bart Muropa 2016. Pre-Service Agricultural Education Programmes: Do They Impact on The Teaching of Agriculture In Secondary Schools? Case of Zimbabwe: International Journal of Agricultural Science, Research and Technology in Extension and Education Systems: Aaccepted: 15 October 2016: ISSN: 2251-7588 Print ISSN: 2251-7596 5: 5(3): 203-209.
  37. Godfrey Chagwiza, Chipo Chivuarise and Christopher Gadzirayi 2016. A mixed integer programming poultry feed ration optimisation problem using the Bat algorithm: Advances in Agriculture. Hindawi Publishing Corporation Advances in Agriculture Volume 2016, Article ID 2313695, 6 pages

Post Graduate Research Projects Supervised 

  1. 2008 – 2009 MSc Agroforestry – Effect of feeding graded levels of baobab seed cake on the performance of broilers: Joseph Chimvuramahwe. (B0621970)
  2. 2008– 2009 MSc Agroforestry -Adoption of agro-forestry technologies among small-holder farmers: A case of Zimbabwe: Cosmas Parwada. (B0621968)
  3. 2010 – 2011 MSc Agroforestry  – An analysis of Moringa oleifera cultivation practices by smallholder farmers in different agro ecological regions of Zimbabwe: Mudyiwa Silas. (B0119300)
  4. 2010 2011 MSc Agroforestry  – Effect of plant density and cutting frequency on performance of Moringa oleifera provenances: Friday N. M. Kubiku. (B0420445)
  5. 2011 – 2013 MSc Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sustainability –  Optimising the DNA extraction protocol that can yield the best DNA quality for genetic analysis and establish the M. oleifera provenance that can be used for the production of high nutrient composition fodder in Zimbabwe:  Lesley Marisa (B1026429)
  6. 2013 – 2014 MSc Agroforestry – Cultivation practices and utilisation of Marula (Sclerocarya birrea) by smallholder farmers of Vuravhi communal lands in Chivi: Andrew Tapiwa Kugedera (B1336307)
  7. 2014 – 2015 MSc Agroforestry – the contribution of agroforestry practices on food production and household income: the case of Chivi district in Masvingo province: Chinoda Tafara. (B1440766)
  8. 2015 – 2016 MPhil – Factors affecting adoption of organic farming among small holder farmers in Zimbabwe. A case of Mashonaland east province: Simbarashe Dube. (B1025004)
  9. 2016 PhD Proposal for R. Foti: Risk Optimization and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Zimbabwe’s Communal Farming Systems

Papers Presented

  1. 2003 Integration of natural resource management in school agricultural curriculum Young Women Christian Association Centre, Harare 
  2. 2003 A level agricultural research guide ZESA training centre
  3. 2004 Relevance of natural resource management in school curriculum Management Training Bureau, Harare
  4. 2005 School Community Nutrition Gardens For The Malnourished Children and HIV/AIDS infected and Affected families. The Netherlands
  5. 2007 The role of Universities in the promotion of Technical and vocational education in Zimbabwe Hotel Redcliff, Kwekwe
  6. 5-8 March 2008 Organic farming standards and certification in Zimbabwe: the current position.Dzimbahwe Lodge, Harare
  7. 2008 Organic farming: Zimbabwe’s policy position 18-19 AUGUST Dzimbahwe Lodge, Harare.
  8. 2012 Tailoring Conservation Farming to Climate Change:   14 -15June 2012 LUXEMBURG SEMINAR THE SOLIDARITY ECONOMY, RURAL DEVELOPMENT Cresta Oasis
  9. 2012 Coping with Drought and Climate Change in Small holder farms through IKS: Case of Masvingo Low Veld Area; National Agriculture Investment and Product Innovation Conference: 
  10. Agriculture as a Tool for Rural Development (27-30 March 2012) Rainbow Towers, Harare
  11. 2012 Cultivation practices and utilisation of moringa oleifera provenances by small holder farmers: case of  Zimbabwe.  Southern and eastern African association for farming systems    research extension (SEAAFSRE) eleventh regional conference 19-21 November 2012, South Africa, Pretoria.Saint George Hotel and Conference Center.
  12. 2012 Conservation agriculture technologies and promotion,  FAO Review workshop. Kadoma ranch hotel: 3 & 4 November 2012.
  13. 2013 Enhancing farmer productive capacity: case of action research based conservation agriculture National Agribusiness Forum (NAF). 26 – 28 February 2013 Rainbow Towers, Harare.
  14. 2013 The performance of Indigenous chickens fed on leaf meal as a protein supplement 01 March 2013, Zimbabwe Women Poultry & small livestock Farmers Trust Forum, 12Lawson Avenue ,Harare.
  15. 2014 Conservation agriculture up-scaling: lessons learnt Mazowe hotel, 22 and 23 July 2014
  16. 2014 Enhancing farmer productive capacity: case of action research based conservation agriculture, 6/9/14, RIE-SET U/Z 
  17. 2014 Sustainable indigenous fertiliser development using value chains of agricultural residues in Zimbabwe 15/11/ 2014, Bindura university of science education – Zimbabwe.
  18. 2014 Organic Pesticidal-plants: Uses and prospects for scaling up. 9/10/2014, Mendel Training Centre
  19. 2015 Enhancing agricultural soil fertility in Zimbabwe using value chains of crop residues;  annual conference 2015: Monday 2nd – Thursday 5th March 2015, CSIR – Soil Research Institute – Kwadaso – Kumasi – Ghana 
  20. 2015 The Effect of Provenance, Plant Spacing and Cutting Interval on Leaf Biomass Yield of Moringa Oleifera Lam.  RIO-SET 2015. 03/09/15, NUST, Bulawayo.
  21. 2015 The effects of biochar-vemicompost mixes on crop productivity in Zimbabwe. 
  22. Presented at the Research and Intellectual Outputs, Science Engineering and technology (RIO-SET Sept            National University of Science and technology. Zimbabwe Poster presentation]
  23. 2015 Opportunities for Boosting Animal Health through Tannin Containing Leaf Meals. Case of Moringa Oleifera Leaf in Chicken Production. Optimisation of Pestcidal-plants: Technology Innovation, Outreach & Networks (OPTIONs) Workshop Mandel Training Centre, Harare Thursday, 29 October 2015
  24. 2016 Energy, health, agricultural and environmental benefits from biochar use: Building capacities in ACP countries: Southern Africa BiocharPlus Activities and Action Plans for Zimbabwe: Presented at the International conference, Monday 29th February to 4th March 2016 Nairobi in Kenya:
  25. 2016 Energy, health, agricultural and environmental benefits from BiocharPlus. Building capacities in ACP countries FINAL WORKSHOP MEETING 2016. Action Plans for Southern Africa-Zimbabwe.: Presented at the International conference, Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th December 2016, San Servolo, Venice, Italy
  26. 2017 The effects of biochar – vermicompost mixes (biofertiliser) on crop productivity: The 2nd International workshop on Pesticidal Plants. 6 -9 February 2017, Kingdom Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.