Mafongoya Paramu

Mafongoya Paramu was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2018. As a fellow, Mafongoya Paramu contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

Year elected
Agricultural & Nutritional Sciences

Professor Mafongoya holds a PhD in Agroforestry from University of Florida (USA), an MSc in Applied Plant Sciences as well as an MSc Agricultural Development from Wye College, University of London (UK) and a BSc (Hons) Agriculture from the University of Zimbabwe. He has over 30 years’ experience working with various international organizations and universities in the areas of agricultural research, development, education, and integrated natural resources management. He has published 263 papers (117 refereed journal articles, 41 refereed book chapters and 2 books). His total publication record stand at 263. Currently he a Professor and South Africa Research Chair in Agronomy and Rural development at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.He has supervised and co- supervised up to date 8 Post Doctorial fellows, 35 PhD students, 36 MSc students and 15 undergraduates. He has worked with Universities in the North and South in supervising these students. He has also done up to date 30 consultancies on integrated natural resource management for UN organizations such FAO, UNEP, UNDP, ILO and international NGO`s such Oxfam,WWF,HIVOS and national governments in SADC. Currently he is a member of several international professional societies. He is a fellow of the Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences. He has participated in several collaborative research involving CGIARs, Advanced Research Institutes, National Agricultural Research and Extension Systems, International Foundations and NGOs. His experience is multidisciplinary,   transdisciplinary, multi-institutional and multi-cultural. For more details a full CV can be provided upon request.