Dr. Lovemore Musemwa

Dr Lovemore MusemwaPhone:  +263 782 057 303

Email  : musemwa@gmail.com, lmusemwa@buse.ac.zw

Academic Profile – Dr. Lovemore Musemwa

  • B. Sc. Agriculture Economics – University of Fort Hare. South Africa
  • M. Sc. Agriculture Economics – University of Fort Hare. South Africa
  • Ph. D. University of Fort Hare. South Africa

Areas of Research Interest – Land reform, food security, efficiency and addressing inequality, Marketing of livestock, community development, rural livelihoods and poverty eradication.

Publications
Book Chapters

  • L. Zhou, L. Musemwa, V. Muchenje and F. Aghdasi, 2012. The state of communal Agriculture in coastal areas of South Africa: The Hamburg Case Study. Book title: The impact of climate change on Food Security among Coastal Communities of Keiskamma in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
  • Simbarashe Ndhleve, Bridget Jari, Lovemore Musemwa and Ajuruchukwu Obi, 2011. Part II: Rural household sources of income, livelihoods strategies and institutional constraints in different commodity contexts. Institutional constraints to small farmer development in Southern Africa pp. 41-70: Wageningen Academic Publishers.
  • Lovemore Musemwa and Abyssinia Mushunje, 2011. Part IV: Marketing challenges and opportunities faced by the Nguni cattle project beneficiaries in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Institutional constraints to small farmer development in Southern Africa pp. 121-136: Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Journal Articles

  • L. Musemwa, V. Muchenje, A. Mushunje, F. Aghdasi and L. Zhou, 2014. Household food insecurity in the poorest province of South Africa: Level, causes and coping strategies. Food Security Journal (Accepted).
  • L. Musemwa, V. Muchenje, A. Mushunje, F. Aghdasi and L. Zhou, 2013. Efficiency of resettled farmers in Mashonaland Central Province of Zimbabwe in crop production: A DEA approach. African Journal of Agricultural Research 8 (22): 2722-2729.
  • L. Musemwa, L. Zhou, S. Ndhleve and F. Aghdasi, 2013. Factors affecting household access to enough food in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 5(3): 84-91.
  • S. Ndhleve, L. Musemwa and L. Zhou 2013. How severe hunger is amongst rural households of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development 4 (3): 220-227.
  • L. Musemwa, V. Muchenje, A. Mushunje and L. Zhou, 2012. The Impact of Climate Change on Livestock Production amongst the Resource-Poor Farmers of Third World Countries: A Review. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development 2(4): 621 – 631.
  • S. Ndhleve, L. Musemwa and L. Zhou, 2012. Household food security in a coastal rural community of South Africa: Status, causes and coping strategies. Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development 4(5): 68 -74.
  • L. Musemwa and A. Mushunje, 2012. Land reform as a strategy of breaking the circles of poverty in former colonized states of developing countries. African Journal of Agricultural Research  7(31): 4344-4351.
  • L. Musemwa and A. Mushunje, 2012. Factors affecting yields of field crops and land utilisation amongst land reform beneficiaries of Mashonaland Central Province in Zimbabwe. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 4 (4): 109-118
  • L. Musemwa and A. Mushunje, 2011. Agrarian and life style change in Zimbabwe: From colonization to the formation of government of national unity. African Journal of Agricultural Research  6 (21) : 4824- 4832.
  • L. Musemwa, A. Mushunje, M. Chimonyo and C. Mapiye, 2010. Low catlle market off-take rate in the communal areas of Eastern Cape Province of South Africa: Causes and mitigation strategies. Journal of Sustainable Development 12 (5), pp. 209-226.
  • L. Musemwa, A. Mushunje, M. Chimonyo, G Fraser, C. Mapiye and V. Muchenje, 2008. Nguni Cattle Marketing Constraints and Opportunities in the Communal Areas of South Africa: Review. African Journal of Agricultural Research 3 (4), pp. 239-245.
  • G N C Chinogaramombe, V Muchenje, C Mapiye, T Ndlovu, M Chimonyo and L Musemwa, 2008: Challenges for improving smallholder dairy production in the semiarid areas of Zimbabwe. Livestock Research for Rural Development 20, Article #34. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd20/3/chin20034.htm
  • L  Musemwa, C Chagwiza, W Sikuka, G Fraser, M Chimonyo and N Mzileni, 2007. Analysis of cattle marketing channels used by small-scale farmers in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Livestock Research for Rural Development 19 (9). http://www.cipav.org.co/lrrd/lrrd19/9/muse19131.htm.
  • JJ Ndebele, V Muchenje, C Mapiye, M Chimonyo, L Musemwa and T Ndlovu, 2007. Cattle breeding management practices in the Gwayi smallholder farming area of South-western Zimbabwe. Livestock Research for Rural Development 19(12). http://www.cipav.org.co/lrrd/lrrd19/12/ndeb19183.htm.
  • Mashoko E., Muchenje V., Ndlovu T., Mapiye C., Chimonyo M and Musemwa L, 2007. Beef Cattle Production in a Peri-Urban Area of Zimbabwe. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa 9 (4): 121-132.

 Conference Output

  1. M Sibanda, A Mushunje, CS Mutengwa, L Zhou, and L Musemwa, 2014. Determinants of smallholder farmers’ adaptation      choices to climate change in the Eastern Cape Province. Paper presented at the 52nd  Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa, 28 September – 1 October 2014, Mpekweni Beach Resort, Eastern Cape, South Africa. 
  2. S. Ndhleve, MDV Nakin, L. Musemwa and L. Zhou, 2014. Cost benefit analysis of climate change adaptation. Paper presented at the 52nd  Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa, 28 September – 1 October 2014, Mpekweni Beach Resort, Eastern Cape, South Africa. 
  3. L. Musemwa, V. Maphosa and L. Zhou, 2013. Perceptions on climate change effects and adaptation strategies by rural communities in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Africa Climate Conference,15-18 October 2013, Arusha, Tanzania
  4. L. Musemwa, V. Muchenje, A. Mushunje, F. Aghdasi and L. Zhou, 2013. Factors affecting efficiency of field crop production among resettled farmers in Zimbabwe. 4th International Conference for the African Association of Agricultural Economists, 22 – 25 September 2013, Hammamet, Tunisia.
  5. L. Musemwa and V. Muchenje, 2012. Households’ perceptions on food security in a coastal-rural community of South Africa. Paper presented at the 1st National Conference on Global Change, 26 – 28 November 2012, Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg. 
  6. L. Musemwa and A. Mushunje, 2011. Land utilisation by land reform beneficiaries in the production of field crops: A Case of Mashonaland Central Province of Zimbabwe. Paper presented at the 49th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa, 28– 30 September 2011, Diep-in-die-Berg, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. (Third Best Paper Award)
  7. L. Musemwa and A. Mushunje, 2011. Are the Zimbabwean resettled farmers efficient in the production of field crops? A DEA approach. Paper presented at the 49th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa, 28– 30 September 2011, Diep-in-die-Berg, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.
  8. L. Musemwa and A. Mushunje, 2010. Land reform as a strategy of breaking the circles of poverty in former colonized states of developing countries. Paper presented at the 2nd Development Week Dialogue, 17-19 March 2010, Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
  9. L. Musemwa, A. Mushunje and M. Chimonyo, 2008. Cattle marketing constraints and opportunities faced by beneficiaries of Nguni Cattle Improvement Programme in the Communal areas of Eastern Cape Province. Poster presented at the 46th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa, 24 to 26 September 2008, Safari Court Hotel and Conference Centre, Namibia. (Best poster award winner)
  10. L. Musemwa, I. Trollip, G. Fraser, A. Mushunje, C. Chagwiza., 2007. South African Land Acquisition: Expropriation and land invasion as the parallel options to replace the “willing buyer willing seller” principle. Second Best Agricultural Economics Seminar in South Africa in 2007.  45th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa, 26 to 28 September 2007, Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  11. L. Musemwa, I. Trollip, G. Fraser, A. Mushunje, C. Chagwiza., 2007. South African Land Acquisition: Expropriation and land invasion as the parallel options to replace the “willing buyer willing seller” principle. Paper presented at the Toward an Africa Without Borders 3rd International Conference, 5-8 July, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa. 
  12. C. Chagwiza, B Bester, G Fraser, L Musemwa, W Sikuka., 2007. The Consequences of Agricultural Trade Liberalization for Developing Countries. Paper presented at the Toward an Africa Without Borders 3rd International Conference, 5 -8 July, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa. 
  13. C. Chagwiza, L. Musemwa, G. Fraser, W. Sikuka, A. Mushunje. N.T. Mzileni., 2007. The Critical Analysis of the Impact of Genetically Modified Crops on Food Security in Developing Countries. Paper presented at the RCZ Symposium, 31 Jan to 2 Feb, University of Zimbabwe. 
  14. L. Musemwa, W. Sikuka, V. Muchenje, K. Dzama, J. G. Raats, A. Mushunje, C. Chagwiza, N. T. Mzileni, T. Ndlovu, M. Chimonyo, P. E. Strydom., 2007. Carcass Grades of Three Cattle Breeds Raised on natural Veld in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Poster presented at the RCZ Symposium, 31 January to 2 February, University of Zimbabwe.
  15. L. Musemwa, A. Mushunje, W. Sikuka, C. Chagwiza, N.T. Mzileni., 2007. Role of Women In Agricultural Development: The case of Kwezana Location in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Poster presented at the RCZ Symposium, 31 January to 2 February, University of Zimbabwe. 
  16. T. Ndlovu, L. Musemwa, N. T Mzileni, M. Chimonyo, V. Muchenje, and J.G. Raats., 2007. Livestock Improvement Programme– A Tool for Eastern Cape Rural Development. Paper presented at the Post-apartheid Transformations:  Social and Economic Change in the Eastern Cape, Post- Graduate Conference, 2 – 4 April, University of Fort Hare, East London Campus. 
  17. L. Musemwa, K Mudita, C. Chagwiza, N Mzileni, G. Fraser, A. Mushunje., 2007. Realities of Trade Protectionism: South Africa-China Textile Industry. Paper presented at the Post-apartheid Transformations:  Social and Economic Change in the Eastern Cape, Post- Graduate Conference, 2 – 4 April, University of Fort Hare, East London Campus.

Summary of major research projects

  1. Role: Team leader (December 2015)
    Organisation: The Farmers Association Of Community Self-Help Investment Groups (FACHIG) 
    Title of project: A Baseline Survey Report For FACHIG DCA/Best Seller Funded Project In Muzarabani And Mt Darwin Districts
    Duties: Development of research instruments, supervision of enumerators; data analysis and report writing.
  2. Role: Assistant Researcher (January and September 2015)
    Organisation: Development Data in collaboration with the Ministry of Healthy and Child Care, Zimbabwe -UNFPA funded project
    Title of project: An Acceptability Study for the Cupid Female Condom in Zimbabwe
    Duties: Development of research instruments, supervision of enumerators; data analysis and report writing.
  3.  Role: Team Leader (April 2015)
    Organisation: Development Data in collaboration with Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine-UNICEF funded project
    Title of project: Evaluation of the Health Transition Fund in Zimbabwe.
     Duties: Data collection and supervision of enumerators.
  4.  Role: Team Leader (October-November 2014)Organisation: Development Data- A UNICEF funded project. 
    Title of project: Baseline survey to determine the current status of the learning environment and learner and teacher performance in primary education schools in Zimbabwe.
    Duties: Development of research instruments, training of enumerators, supervision of enumerators; data analysis and report writing.
  5. Role: Lead Researcher (November 2013-February 2014)
    Organisation: FARNPAN and the Financial and Fiscal Commission of South Africa.
    Title of project: A survey on the Household Vulnerability to Disasters in the Eastern Cape: An Application of the Household Vulnerability Index (HVI). 
    Duties: Development of research instruments, supervision of enumerators; data analysis and report writing.
  6. Role: Lead researcher (August to November 2013)
    Organisation: Risk and Vulnerability Science Centre  in collaboration with the Department of Social Development and Special Programmes, Eastern Cape Provincial Government, South Africa
    Title of project: Baseline study for profiling household food security in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
    Duties: Development of research instruments, training of enumerators, supervision of enumerators; data analysis and report writing.
  7. Role: Researcher (February 2014)
    Organisation: Risk and Vulnerability Science Centre, University of FortHare, South Africa in collaboration with Sustainable Seas Trust, RSA. 
    Title of project: A baseline study to determine the status of agriculture in Coastal areas of South Africa: A case study of Hamburg
    Duties: Data collection, data analysis, report writing and training students on how to capture and code data.
  8. Role: Facilitator (February 2014)
    Organisation: Lovedale Public FET College, Alice, RSA. 
    Title of project: Improving Farmers’ access to markets
     Duties: Training small holder farmers on how they market their agricultural produce as well as how develop business plans for their projects.
  9. Role: Research Assistant (February to November 2007)
    Organization: Department of Livestock and Pasture Science, University of Fort Hare.
  10. Title of project: Monitoring and Evaluation survey on livestock production and marketing in communal areas of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. 
    Duties: Data collection and capturing in communal areas of the Eastern Cape Province, RSA.
    Role: Facilitator (August to December 2006)
    Organization: National Department of Agriculture
  11. Title of project: The South African Excellence Model
    Duties: Involved in assessing the business aspects of small- scale farms in the Nkokobe Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa using the South African Excellence Model
  12. Role: Researcher (Team leader) (June to July 2006) Organization: Agri-Park, University of Fort Hare, RSA
    Title of project: Nguni Cattle project funded by Kellogg Foundation
    Duties: Involved in community profiling and writing business plans for the communities that benefitted from the University of Fort Hare Nguni Cattle Project.

Awards

  • Third best paper in Agricultural Economics in South Africa (2011)-Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa
  • Best poster in Agricultural Economics in South Africa (2008)-Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa
  • Second best Agricultural Economics Seminar in South Africa (2007)-Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa

List of extension services

1. Title of project: Improving Farmers’ access to markets (Alice, RSA-2014) 
    Duties: Training small holder farmers on how they market their agricultural produce as well as how develop business plans for    their projects. 

2. Title of project: Nguni Cattle project funded by Kellogg Foundation, (RSA-2006)
    Duties: Involved in community profiling and writing business plans for the communities that benefitted from the University of Fort Hare Nguni Cattle Project.

3. Title of project: Linking smallholder farmers to markets- (BUSE-2016)l
Duties: Mentoring students in developing a mobile web application marketing platform for smallholder farmers

Mou’s

  • Farmers’ Association of Community Self-Help Investment Groups (FACHIG), Development Data (DD) & Knowledge Transfer Africa (KTA) (national)-Collaboration in research, consultancy work, capacity building, student industrial attachment and implementation of projects/ programmes.
  • University of Fort Hare (regional) and Stockton University (international)-Academic Collaboration and Exchange.

 Achievements

  • External Examiner
  • University of KwaZulu Natal, RSA 2015 to date
  • University of Zululand, RSA 2015 to date