School of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Welcome to the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Welcome to the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources

School of Agriculture and Natural Resources

This year 2019 is a very exciting one in the life of our School because we have come to the full cycle in delivering our programmes.

Since our humble beginning in 2008, SANR has grown from ten students to 500 in the 2018/2019 academic year. The School now offers four academic programmes through twenty one full-time staff and several adjunct and part-time staff.

 Our goal continues to be to build a School with strong academic programmes, a cordial and collegial atmosphere, where each student can become the best they possibly could be, and where we are a family.

Our focus as we progress along will now be on “Strategic Partnerships”. We feel that at this point we have set a strong foundation for curricula and learning. The next challenge is to build bridges with individuals and institutions beyond our boundaries in order to make ourselves better known and to contribute to society. In this regard, some of the initiatives and projects that we are already part of include:

 1. Selection by the African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education  (ANAFE) as a regional Pilot Institution (PI) for Agribusiness Education under the Strengthening Africa’s Strategic Capacity for Impact on Development (SASACID) project, with responsibility to promote agribusiness curriculum development and build strong linkages between businesses and students/lecturers; 

2.  Membership in the Agribusiness Incubation Trust (AgBIT) Consortium whose objective is to develop agribusiness incubators to promote entrepreneurship along the mango with emphasis on fruit processing. This project is funded by the Dannish government and managed by Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA); 

3.  Partnership in the Southern Africa Science Services Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Management (SASSCAL) project.  We have three tasks to: set up a Soil Analysis Laboratory, set up a Bee Keeping Training Centre, evaluate water quality in the Kafue Basin. The project is under funding from the German government to the Government of the Republic of Zambia.;


4.  Partnership in the Tertiary Engagement Network (TEN) food security project with responsibility to work in a local community on climate change adaptation and food security issues. This project is funded by Irishaid with National University of Ireland Maynooth as Lead Partner; and


5.  Leading a bio-gas waste management project to be undertaken with Kabwe Municipal Council. Funding for this project is from the Interim Environment Fund in the Ministry of Environment.
As we start the new Academic year 2018-2019, I wish to welcome all the new students to the School, and again congratulate our graduates for 2018. We in SANR are enthusiastic about this year ahead of us, and we look forward to serving you according to your need. Whenever you are in our neck of the woods, do take a moment to visit with us. 

 6. Climate Down scaling and crop modelling using FAO MOSAIC tool

FAO commissioned a study on crop simulation using downscaled climate data with the aim of understanding how crop yield performance may be up to the year 2100 in Zambia.  The rationale for the study is that with climate change taking place present different effects on, agriculture especially that it performs differently under the three agro-ecological zones. Crop and livestock sectors are expected to be affected differently by climate changes causing different challenges to food security in different regions.  This project was necessitated to develop understanding on crop response to climate change variables in order to guide policy decision making on the likely intervention to prevent productivity losses and mitigate the negative impacts by EM Syampaku, P. Simfukwe, A. Daka  of Mulungushi, E. Phiri,

 7. APPSA

The Agricultural Productivity Program for Southern Africa (APPSA) seeks to improve technology generation and dissemination within and among participating countries in southern Africa by building capacity within national R&D systems and enhancing regional collaboration. In the department, two projects were funded: (1) Enhanced resilience to seasonal dry spells in rain fed soya, maize, and upland rice using silicon based fertilizer by Mr Munsanje Kelvin (2) Improving soil fertility and reducing gas emissions using biochar from farm waste in conservation agriculture by Dr Simfukwe Paul.

8. ZANACO Graduate Programme and Internship Opportunities

Zanaco Bank PLC  and the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources has embarked on an initiative of  offering opportunities to recent graduates aimed at providing a unique openings for outstanding university graduates to gain work experience , skills and knowledge in the banking agribusiness and banking. The overall objective of the programme is to provide invaluable experience over a period of 18 to 24 months.

 9. AARDO

The Disaster Management Training Centre was designated as a “Centre of Excellence” for Disaster Management by the African - Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) in 2010. AARDO was formed in 1962, is an autonomous inter-governmental organization comprising 33 member countries from Africa and Asia. Its headquarters is in New Delhi India. DMTC has been hosting annual International Training-cum-Workshop sessions in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation since 2011 at Mulungushi University from 16 members, namely, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, India, Jordan, R.O. Korea, KRC Korea, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Zambia.

Agri-business Department

Dean Prof. Kavwanga E.S. Yambayambapyambayamba@mu.ac.zm
Role: Dean Academic rank: Qualifications: BSc (Agric) (NZA), PGDip. (Anim. Sci.) (Norway), MSc (Alberta),PhD (Alberta), PGCert. (Cambridge) E-mail: pyambayamba@mu.ac.zm Specialization: Growth & Developmental Physiology Teaching(Courses): AGA231,AGA331/ABM321,AGA401
LecturerMs. S. Makechesmakeche@mu.ac.zm
Role: Lecturer Academic rank: Qualifications: BSc (Agric) (UNZA), MSc. Agricultural Economics (University of Pretoria) E-mail: smakeche@mu.ac.zm Specialization: Agribusiness/Agricultural Economics Teaching(Courses): ABM362,ABM431/ABM441,ABM411
Head -Dept. of AgricultureDr. M. T. Dauramdaura@mu.ac.zm
Role: Head -Dept. of Agriculture Academic rank: Qualifications: PhD (WVU, USA); MSc (KSU, USA); BSc (Agric) (UNZA), Post-Doctoral Research Associateship (Anim. Sci.) (ILCA (ILRI), Ethiopia); PG Cert. Anim. Nutrition & Feed Evaluation (Denmark & Zimbabwe) E-mail: mtdaura@ymail.com; mdaura@mu.ac.zm Specialization: Nutritional Biochemistry, Animal Production & Management Teaching(Courses): AGA211/AGA341,AGA241,AGA222,AGA212,AGA231,AGA331
Senior Lecturer Dr. E.C. Musabaemusaba@mu.ac.zm; emusaba51@gmail.com
Role: Senior Lecturer Academic rank: Qualifications: BSc.,Hons. (Zool., Wildl. Ecol. - Dar); MSc., (Nat. Res. Ecol. - UZ); PhD (Biodiversity – Dar), Cert. Environmental Management, TIC Tokyo Japan,) Cert. Tourism, Ithala, Kwazulu Natal, RSA., Reproduction of Endangered Species, San Diego, Calif. USA., Zoonosis, Hokkaido, Japan. Park Interpretation US National Parks Service, USA.; Dip. Wildl. Mgt. Mweka, TZ. E-mail: cchomba@mu.ac.zm; chansachomba@rocketmail.com Specialization: Animal and Plant life Teaching(Courses): DES242,DES362,DES431/461,BIO211,ALW211/ALW241
LecturerMs. C. Sunga chalwesunga@yahoo.com
Role: Lecturer Academic rank: Qualifications: BSc (Agric) (UNZA), MSc. Agricultural Economics (Stellenbosch university) E-mail: chalwesunga@yahoo.com Specialization:Agribusiness/Agricultural Economics Teaching(Courses): Agriculture Market and Price Analysis,Value Chain analysis,SEC351

Natural Sciences

Head of DepartmentDr. P. Simfukwepsimfukwe@mu.ac.zm
Role: Head of Department Academic rank: Qualifications: BSc (Natural Resources) (UNZA), MSc –Earth Resources and Environmental Geo-Sciences) (The Netherlands), PhD (Bangor, Wales) E-mail: psimfukwe@mu.ac.zm; p_simfukwe@yahoo.com Specialization: Natural Resources Management and Environmental Soil Science Teaching(Courses): ALW222,ALW321, ALW421,ALW431,ALW441
Assistant DeanMr. E. Syampakuesyampaku@mu.ac.zm
Role: Assistant Dean Academic rank: Qualifications: E-mail: esyampaku@mu.ac.zm Specialization: Teaching(Courses):
Lecturer Mr. J.T. Mwalejt_mwale@yahoo.com
Role: Lecturer Academic rank: BEng (University of Zambia, Lusaka), MSc (University of Zimbabwe, Harare E-mail: or jt_mwale@yahoo.com '; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text95696); document.write Specialization: Agriculture engineering,Integrated Water Resources Management Teaching(Courses): ALW422,ALW412, ALW431/ALW421,MDS932,AGA411,ABM341/ABM342
LecturerMr. N. Bbebe
Role: Lecturer Academic rank: Qualifications: BSc (Agric) (UNZA), MSc (Plant Breeding) (UNZA). E-mail: bnchimunya@mu.ac.zm Specialization: Plant Breeding and Seed Systems Teaching(Courses): AGA322,AGA311,AGA422,AGA232/AGA251
LecturerMr. Idani Lichilolichilo@mu.ac.zm
Role: Lecturer Academic rank: Qualifications: BSc (Agric. Econ) (UNZA), MA. Economic Policy Management (UNZA), Dip Agric. Education(NRDC) E-mail: ilichilo@mu.ac.zm Specialization: Agricultural policy analysis, Rural Development and Extension advisory Services Teaching(Courses): ABM431/ABM441, ABM321,ALW641,ARM622
LecturerMr. W. Mphandewmphande@mu.ac.zm
Role: Lecturer Academic rank: Qualifications: BSc. Agric (UNZA), MSc. Agric (University of Melbourne). E-mail: wmphande@mu.ac.zm Specialization: Agronomy Teaching(Courses): AGA321,AGA332, AGA111/AGA122,AGA221/AHT122

Animal Science Department

Senior Lecturer Dr. C. Chombacchomba@mu.ac.zm; chansachomba@rocketmail.com
Role: Senior Lecturer Academic rank: Qualifications: BSc.,Hons. (Zool., Wildl. Ecol. - Dar); MSc., (Nat. Res. Ecol. - UZ); PhD (Biodiversity – Dar), Cert. Environmental Management, TIC Tokyo Japan,) Cert. Tourism, Ithala, Kwazulu Natal, RSA., Reproduction of Endangered Species, San Diego, Calif. USA., Zoonosis, Hokkaido, Japan. Park Interpretation US National Parks Service, USA.; Dip. Wildl. Mgt. Mweka, TZ. E-mail: cchomba@mu.ac.zm; chansachomba@rocketmail.com Specialization: Animal and Plant life Teaching(Courses): DES242,DES362, DES431/461,BIO211,ALW211/ALW241

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