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Mr. Nchimunya Bbebe Profile

Mr. Nchimunya Bbebe

 Role: Lecturer (Crop Science)

 Qualifications: BSc (Agric) (UNZA), MSc (Plant Breeding) (UNZA)

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 Specialization/Research: Plant Breeding and Seed Systems

  • Breeding for enhanced tolerance to drought in Bambara groundnuts and Zambian Popcorn
  • Genetic improvement of cotton varieties in Zambia
  • Diversification of cropping systems for climate resilience


  • Plant Breeding (AGA322)
  • Crop Production (AGA311)
  • Seed Science and Technology (AGA422)
  • Fruit Production (AGA232/AGA251)

 Selected Publications:

1)   Kabwe Stephen and N. Bbebe (2016) - The Potential of Bt. Cotton Production in Zambia: Profitability, Stakeholders’ Perceptions, and Constraints for Adoption, IAPRI Working Paper No. 113.

2)   Mphande W, Nicolas M.E, Seneweera S, Bahrami H and Bbebe N (2016) - Dynamics and Contribution of Stem-soluble carbohydrates to grain yield in two wheat lines contrasted under Drought and elevated CO2 Conditions. International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research Vol 4 (7) pp 117-127.

3)   Bbebe, N. and Mphande, W., (2015). Screening and evaluation of cotton germplasm in Zambia for tolerance to water stress. International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research, 3(4), pp.265-271.

N.Bbebe, M.Chijikwa and S. Kabwe (2014): Assessing Zambian Public Understanding of Biotechnology and Biosafety. Technical Report

1)   submitted to Cotton Stakeholders Meeting at Protea Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia 12th December 2013.

2)   N.Bbebe, D.M Lungu and B.M Siamasonta (2010)-Combining Ability of mutation-derived and interspecific lines of cotton in fibre quality and agronomic traits. Proceedings of the RUFORUM biennial conference, 20-24th September, Entebbe, Uganda.

3)   N. Bbebe, (2007)-Assessing Stability in Early-Generation Mutants of Cotton Derived from Irradiation of Cottonseed-Proceedings of the First Multidiscipline Research Conference (September 28-29) UNZA, Lusaka

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