Dean's Office




Research Focus

 Agricultural Economics, Conservation Agriculture, Development Studies, Disaster Management, Environmental Economics, International Trade, Macroeconomics, Livelihoods







  • Bianconi A, Dalgaard Tc, Manly B F J, Govone J, S, Watts M, J, Nkala P, Habermann G, Huang Y & Serapião A. B. S (2013) Methodological Difficulties of Conducting Agroecological Studies from a Statistical Perspective, Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems , 37 (4), 485-506
  • Sithole, M., Nkala, P and Dube. N. 2012. Do Urban Community Gardens Matter? The case of Bulawayo Metropolitan Province in Zimbabwe. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences 3(9): 249 – 257
  • Nkala, P. 2012. Assessing the impact of conservation agriculture on farmer livelihoods in three selected communities in central Mozambique. PhD Thesis, University of Natural and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria.
  • Nkala, P., Mango, N., Zikhali, P. (2011a). Conservation Agriculture and Livelihoods of smallholder farmers in central Mozambique. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 35 (7): 757 – 779.
  • Nkala, P., Mango, N., Corbeels, M., Veldwisch, G., Huising, J. (2011b).The Conundrum of Conservation Agriculture and Livelihoods in Southern Africa. African Journal of Agricultural Research 6(24): 5520 – 5528.
  • Ndlela, T and Nkala, P. 2003. A Structural analysis of the Sources and Dynamics of Fluctuations in the South African Economy, (TIPS) 2003 Conference, from 8-10 September 2003, Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Nkala, P., 2001. Valuation of Water and an Analysis of Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts of Water Development Projects in Zimbabwe: The Case of Mtshabezi Dam, unpublished MSc. Thesis. University of Zimbabwe, Harare.

 Workshops and Seminars 

  • Research Methods Training of Trainers Workshop – Catholic University of Mozambique Faculty of Education and Communication, Nampula, Mozambique, 21 -25 February 2011.
  • Workshop on Teaching and Research, Catholic University of Mozambique, Faculty of Engineering, , Chimoio, Mozambique, 14 – 18 February 2011.
  • Research Methods Workshop organized by International Federation of Catholic Universities, Catholic University of Kabgayi, Kigali, Rwanda, May 2010.
  • Summer School on Organic Agriculture, organized by Mendel University, Bruno, Czech Republic, August 2008.
  • Tropentag 2008 Conference – University of Hoheinham, Stuttgart, Germany, October 2008.
  • UNCTAD workshop on Trade and Poverty, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, 19-23 November 2007.
  • UNCTAD Training Course on Key Issues on the International Economics Agenda, Second Regional Training for Africa, Cairo, Egypt, 04-22 February 2007.
  • University of the Free State & NUST, Sphere Training Workshop, NUST Council Chambers, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, 03-07 July 2006
  • UNCTAD Training Workshop on Commodities Production and Trade, Dares Salaam, Tanzania, 16-20 January 2006.
  • Southern Africa Trade Research Network, (SATRN) Researchers Workshop, Livingstone Zambia, May 2005.
  • SATRN, UNCTAD, WTO Researchers Workshop, Windhoek Country Club, Windhoek, Namibia, November 2004.
  • SATRN, BIDPA Researchers Workshop on Commodities Trade, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 19-23 April, 2004.
  • Trade and Investment Policy Strategies (TIPS), DIPRU Annual Forum 2003, Indaba Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2003.
  • LO Researchers Workshop on Financial Sector Liberalization, Hotel Marina, Cotonou, Benin, 29-31 October 2003.
  • UNDP/CPU, National Conference on the Plan of Action to Strengthen Disaster Risk Management, 25-29 July 2005, Troutbeck Inn Hotel, Inyanga, Zimbabwe


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