About MeMy name is Sydney Mavengahama University of Zululand in South Africa. I am an avid soccer and cricket fan and occasionally play chess.
My professional interests
My research interests are in the broad discipline of sustainable agriculture encompassing integrated crop management, agronomy research in horticultural and field crops, crop protection, crop improvement and food security. I am also interested in rural development issues to do with agriculture. Presently I am researching the importance of wild/semi-domesticated vegetables in household food security. I have several publications listed on my profiles on Google scholar and Research-gate.
In joining this community I expect to contribute to the best of my ability in sharing knowledge with other community members.
The following are links to some of my personal pages and communities that I belong to; tsama.org.za; LinkedIn; researchgate.
My educational and professional background
I hold a BSc degree in Agriculture with a specialisation in agronomy from Africa University in Zimbabwe. I also hold an M Phil in Agriculture with a specialisation in crop science from the University of Zimbabwe. Presently I am finalising my PhD thesis with Stellenbosch University in South Africa
- I have publications in peer reviewed journals scholar.google
- I have also co-authored a high school agriculture textbook.
I am presently a lecturer of agronomy. Previously I have been an agronomy lecturer in Zimbabwe, a research agronomist and a high school educator.
My Courses Introduction to Soil Science SAAG211