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Dr. L Musemwa (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Dr Lovemore Musemwa is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Centre (RAVAC). During his undergraduate study, he was awarded certificates for excellent academic performance in 2004 and 2005. He has received three prestigious awards from the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa. In 2007, he was awarded for writing the second best Agricultural Economics Seminar in South Africa. In 2008, he was awarded for writing and presenting the best poster in Agricultural Economics in South Africa. In 2011, he was awarded for writing and presenting the third best paper in Agricultural Economics in South Africa. His doctoral research was on the economics of land reform models used by the Zimbabwean Government since independence (1980). To date, Dr Musemwa has written 3 book chapters, more than 10 journal articles and 15 conference papers. He is a member of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa. He is also an active member of the Eastern Cape Province Food Security and Nutrition Advisory Committee and the Eastern Cape Province Disaster Management Advisory Board. Dr Musemwa is a reviewer of a number of internationally recognized journals. His areas of research interest include impact of climate change on household food security, rural livelihoods and livestock marketing. He has an H-index of 5.

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

1) 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. The impact of climate change on Food Security among Coastal Communities of Keiskamma in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa pp. 199-212. Grahamstown: Sustainable Seas Trust

2) S Ndhleve, B Jari, L Musemwa and A 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.

3) L Musemwa and A 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

1) 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.

2) 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.

3) 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, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 621 – 631.

4) 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 Vol. 4(5), pp. 68 -74.

5) 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

6) 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

7) 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.

8) 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. (Masters project)

9) 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. (Masters project)

10) 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

11) 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. (Undergraduate project)

12) 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.

13) 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) 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.

2) 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)

3) 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.

4) 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.

5) 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)

6) 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.

7) 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.

8) 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.

9) 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.

10) 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.

11) 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.

12) 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.

13) 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.

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