Dr Godwill Madamombe
PhD in Horticultural Science (University of Pretoria, South Africa, 2016);
MSc in Crop Protection (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe, 2003);
BSc (Hons) in Agriculture (University of Zimbabwe, 1992);
Post graduate Diploma in Seed Technology (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe, 1997)
Dr Godwil M Madamombe is the Chairman, Department of Horticulture under the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. He graduated in 1992 with a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture (Crop Science), a post graduate Diploma in Seed Technology in 1997 at University of Zimbabwe, an MSc in Crop Protection in 2003, from the University of Zimbabwe and a PhD in Horticultural Science in 2016 from University Pretoria, South Africa. After graduation he joined Chinhoyi University of Technology as a Senior Lecturer in Horticulture, having worked for Coffee Research Institute, Tea Research Foundation of Central Africa and Southdown Holdings Pvt Ltd in various capacities. Dr Madamombe joined Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, as a Senior Lecturer since June 2019. He was appointed Chairman, Department of Horticulture in August 2019. He was also appointed into Steering Committee to over the resuscitation of the Horticultural Development Council (July 2019). Dr Madamombe was awarded the SABINA scholarship in the SABINA working group looking at “Yield and quality decline in vegetatively propagated cultivar tea (Camellia sinensis (l) O. Kuntze) under continuous mechanical harvesting”. He was also awarded 1 st Prize for the best student oral presentation at 2 nd All Africa Horticultural Congress, Skukuza Kruger National Park, South Africa. Dr Madamombe was also involved in two international projects – AgriFoSe 2030 SIDA funded project on Edible Insects for Food Security and Health – from Practice to Evidence and Policy Implications (INSFOH) (68847 Euro) and “The Africa Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Use of Insects as Food and Feeds (ACE INSEFOOD) ($141 700). Dr Madamombe is an experienced Horticulturist with special research interest in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Fruit and Nut crop production exotic and Indigenous vegetable production for sustainable development and hunger alleviation under the changing climatic environment in rural, urban and peri-urban environments. He has published six (6) publications in International peer-reviewed and refereed journals. Dr Madamombe has supervised and co-supervised 12 Undergraduate and 3 Masters Students. Has taught undergraduate and Master of Science courses in Introduction to Horticulture, Olericulture, Tropical and Sub-Tropical Fruit and Nut production, Floriculture and Landscape design, Post-Harvest Loss and Pest Management and Crop Ecology.