Acting Dean: Ms Charity Pisa
MSc. in Soil and Environmental Management, University of Zimbabwe (2007)
BSc. Honours Degree in Soil Science, University of Zimbabwe (2004)
Research interests include improving crop productivity, environmental sustainability and waste management. Research has been done on composting agricultural waste, water harvesting and conservation agriculture.
Agro- geology– rocks for crop production to improve soil physical biological and chemical condition for improved yields therefore increasing food security
Non-conventional feed resources for livestock – determining the extent of use of indigenous plants by communal farmers to alleviate the negative effects of drought on livestock production and possible domestication of these.
Kanonge-Mafaune, G., Chiduwa, M.S., Chikwari, E. And Pisa C. (2018) Evaluating the effect of increased rates of rhizobial inoculation on grain legume productivity; Symbiosis 75: 217. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13199-018-0550-7
Pisa Charity and Menas Wuta (2016) Evaluation of Chicken Blood and Maize Stover Compost as a Nitrogen Source for Maize, SAJEST, Bindura University Press
Isaiah Nyagumbo, Siyabusa Mkuhlani, Charity Pisa, Donwell Kamalongo, Domingos Dias & Mulugetta Mekuria (2015), Maize yield effects of conservation agriculture based maize–legume cropping systems in contrasting agro-ecologies of Malawi and Mozambique, Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, DOI 10.1007/s10705-015-9733-2
Gwenzi W; Dunjana N, Tauro T, Pisa Charity and Nyamadzawo G (2015), water quality and public health risks associated with roof rainwater harvesting systems for portable water: review and perspectives, Sustainability of water quality and ecology Doi 10 1016/jswqe2015.01.006
Pisa Charity and Wuta M (2013) Evaluation of composting performance of mixtures of chicken blood and maize stover in Harare, Zimbabwe, International Journal Of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture 2013, 2:5 http://www.ijrowa.com/content/2/1/5