Never Mafuse

Never MafuseDepartment: Agricultural Economics, Extension and Education


  • Masters  in Management of Development(Rural development and HIV/AIDS)  Van Hall Larenstein part of Wageningen University (The Netherlands)
  • B.Sc. Agriculture (Honours) in Agricultural Economics and Management  from Bindura  University  Science Education  (Zimbabwe)
  • Postgraduate diploma in project Management and Management  ,University of Zimbabwe, (Zimbabwe).

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Adoption of Agricultural innovation, Market Access and market linkages.

Current research projects:

  • The use of off-farm storage facilities in marketing of soya -beans for smallholder farmers.

Recent publications (2010 to 2013): 

  1. Social Capital. Contribution of Rural communities in supporting the livelihoods of widows. 
  2. Transfer of learning: Factors Influencing the Transfer of Learning in Training Smallholder Farmers by Agritex Extension Workers in Zimbabwe on Moisture Conservation Innovations
  3. A comparative analysis of profitability of cotton production under contract and non-contract farming.
  4. Trends in Profitability and Measure of Government Protection in Sorghum Production (Zimbabwe)
  5. Seed cotton contract farming among small holder farmers: the case of Mashonaland Central province, Zimbabwe


Social Capital.  Communities Supporting Livelihood of Widows.