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University Of Zimbabwe

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Mount Pleasant

Harare

ZIMBABWE

Dr Charles Mutisi

Dean


Dr Charles Mutisi
Qualifications: PhD, Ruminant Animal Nutrition (Reading University, UK), BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Reading University, UK) ,
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Contact: (+263 4) 333 880 (+263 4) 333 880

Key Qualifications: Dr Mutisi is an Animal Scientist with over 25 years of teaching, research, consultancy and outreach experiences in tropical livestock production. His special areas of research are the improvement of livestock production and fodder production in the smallholder farming communities of Zimbabwe. The research work is mainly carried out on-farm with the participation of the farmers, postgraduate students and extension services. In addition, the research work involves extension activities which include the dissemination of research findings and technologies produced to other farming communities. He has authored and co-authored over 30 publications in animal nutrition, animal production, farming systems in the smallholder farming communities and water sanitation in smallholder farming communities.
He is involved in teaching a wide range of both undergraduate and Master of Science courses. The courses are: Animal Science, Agricultural Biochemistry, Nutritional Biochemistry, Animal Nutrition, Principles of Animal Production and Cell Biology and Biotechnology. He has also supervised 15 MPhil students and 8 PhD students.

Publications
Books
1. Mutisi, C., (2010); Building Institutional Capacity to Respond to the Challenges of HIV and AIDS in the Agricultural Sector. Published by FAO.
2. Mutisi, C. (2008); Situation Analysis of Agricultural Research and Training in the SADC Region. Published by the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) Directorate, SADC Secretariat July 2008.
3. Mutisi, C., Gomez, M., Madsen, J. and Hvelplund, T. (1994). Proceedings of the workshop on Integrated Livestock/Crop Production Systems in the Small Scale and Communal Farming Systems in Zimbabwe. University of Zimbabwe/The Danish Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University/the Danish National Institute of Animal Science Publication. Harare, Zimbabwe. 203 pp. ISBN:0-86924 – 133-3.
4. Mutisi, C. (1997); Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals. Module 1: Anatomy. First Edition. University College of Distance Education. Printed by Jongwe Press, Harare. 240 pp.

Book Articles
1. Kusina N.T., Hale D.H., Chesworth J.M. and Mutisi C. (1991). The effect of the amount of dietary energy on growth and body composition of sabi lambs. In: Proceedings of the Final research Coordination Meeting on Improving Sheep and Goat Productivity with Aid of Nuclear Techniques. Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. Perth, Australia. pp 12 – 27.
2. Hatendi P.R., Smith T. and Mutisi C. (1992). Fattening mature indigenous (Matebele) goats: Effects on animal performance and body carcass composition. In: Rey B., Lebbie S. H.B. and Reynolds L. (eds), Small Ruminant Research and Development in Africa. International Livestock Center for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. pp355 – 366.
3. Mutisi C., Madsen J., Hvelplund T. and Gomez M. (1994). Establishment and screening of grass and legume species in the communal areas of Zimbabwe. In: Mutisi C., Madsen J., Hvelplund T and Gomez M. (eds), Proceedings of the Workshop on Integrated Livestock/Crop Production Systems in the Small Scale and Communal Farming Systems in Zimbabwe. University of Zimbabwe/The Danish Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University and the Danish National Institute of Animal Science. Harare, Zimbabwe. pp 51 – 56. ISBN:0-86924-113-3.
4. Tembani B., Mutisi C., Sibanda S and Gomez M. (1994). Supplementation of Lactating indigenous cows in Chinamhora communal area with a maize stover based supplement. In: Mutisi C., Madsen J., Hvelplund T. and Gomez M. (eds), Proceedings of the Workshop on Integrated Livestock/Crop Production Systems in the Small Scale and Communal Farming Systems in Zimbabwe. University of Zimbabwe/the Danish Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University and the Danish National Institute of Animal Science. Harare, Zimbabwe. pp110 – 115. ISBN:0-86924-113-3.
5. Mutisi C., Nyamangara M., Madsen J., Hvelplund T. and Gomez M. (1994). A study of crop-livestock farming system in Chinamhora communal area with emphasis on cattle nutrition. In: Mutisi C., Madsen J., Hvelplund T. and Gomez M. (eds), Proceedings of the Workshop on Integrated Livestock/Crop Production Systems in Zimbabwe. University of Zimbabwe/The Danish Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University and the Danish National Institute of Animal Science. Harare, Zimbabwe. pp 148 – 161. ISBN: 0-86924-113-3.
6. Madsen J., Hvelplund T., Sibanda S. and Mutisi C. (1997). A research approach used to develop farming systems in Zimbabwe. In: Kifaro G.C., Chenyambuga S.W. and Kurwijla L.R. (eds), The Role of Research in Farming Systems Development, Sokoine University of Agriculture. pp 1 – 16.
7. Mandibaya W., Mutisi C., Hamudikuwanda H. and Titterton M. (1998). Intake, digestability and nitrogen balance of sunflower based farm-grown calf meals fed to dairy heifer calves. In: Kusina N.T. (ed), Project Review on Integrated Livestock/Crop Production Systems in the Smallholder Farming Systems in Zimbabwe. University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe. pp33 – 46.
8. Masunda B., Mutisi C and Hamudikuwanda H. (1998). The use of faecal progesterone measurements to monitor reproductive function in Zimbabwe cattle. In: Kusina N.T. (ed), Project Review on Integrated Livestock/Crop Production Systems in the Smallholder Farming Systems in Zimbabwe. University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe pp 110 – 117.

Scientific Journal Articles
9. Chikwanda A. T., Mutisi C., Sibanda S., Makuza S, Kusina N. T. and Chikwanda D. (2013). The effect of housing and antihelmintic treatment on pre-weaning kid death rate and infestation with gastrointenstinal helminthes. Journal of Applied Animal Husbandry and Rural Development, 6; pp 32-35.
10. J. A. Wright, S. W. Gundry, R.Conroy., D Woods., M. Du Preez., A. Ferro-Luzzi., B. Genthe., S. Moyo., C Mutisi., J. Ndamba and N. Portgieter (2009). Defining diarrhea episodes: Results from a three-country study in sub-Sahara Africa. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 4
11. J. A. Wright, S. W. Gundry, R.Conroy., D Woods., M. Du Preez., A. Ferro-Luzzi., B. Genthe., S. Moyo., C Mutisi., J. Ndamba and N. Portgieter. (2008). Child dysentery in the Limpopo Valley: a cohort study of water, sanitation and hygiene risk factors. Journal of Water and Health.3.
12. J. A. Wright, S. W. Gundry, R.Conroy., D Woods., M. Du Preez., A. Ferro-Luzzi., B. Genthe., S. Moyo., C Mutisi., J. Ndamba and N. Portgieter. (2006). Contamination of drinking water between source and point-of-use in rural households of South Africa and Zimbabwe: Implications for monitoring the Millennium Development Goal for water. Water Practice and Technology. IWA Publishing.
13. Garwe E.C., Ball P.J.H., Hamudikuwanda H.H. and Mutisi C. (2005). Effects of breed and feed supplementation on the fertility of cows developed for milk production in Zimbabwe. The Veterinary Record 156. 18-20.
14. Manyawu, G. J. Chakoma C., Sibanda S., Mutisi C. and Chakoma I. C. (2003). The effect of harvesting interval on herbage yield and nutritive value of napier grass and hybrid Pennisetums. Asian- Australasian Journal of Animal Science, Volume 16, No. 7: pp 996-1002.
15. Manyawu G. J., Sibanda S., Chakoma, I. C., Mutisi C and Ndiweni P. (2003). The intake and palatability of four different types of napier grass (Pennisetum purpurem) silage fed to sheep. Asian-Australian Journal of Animal Science. Volume 16, No. 6: pp 823-829
16. Masunda, B., Mutisi, C., Hamudikuwanda, H. and Agumbah, J. O. G. (2002). The use of faecal progestin measurements to monitor reproductive activity in Mashona cows in a smallholder farming area in Zimbabwe. (2002). Tropical Animal Health and Production, 34: pp 309-318.
17. Manyawu G. J., Sibanda S., Mutisi C., Chakoma I. C. and Ndiweni P. (2003). The effect of pre-wilting and incorporation of maize meal on the fermentation of bana grass silage. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science. Vol 16, No. 6: pp 843-851.
18. Mandibaya W., Mutisi C., Hamudikuwanda H. And Titterton M. (2000). The quantity and composition of milk taken by calves reared by restricted suckling in smallholder dairy farming areas of Zimbabwe. Livestock Research for Rural Development. (12) 3. pp 1-11.
19. Magaya A., Mukaratirwa S., Mutisi C., Kyvsgaard N. and Thamsborg S. (2000). Effects of Fenbendazole Slow-Release (SR) bolus on productivity of indigenous cattle on communal pasture in Sanyati area, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Veterinary Journal 31:1 pp 29-40.
20. Mandibaya, W., Mutisi, C. and Hamudikuwanda, H. (1999). Calf rearing systems in smallholder dairy farming areas of Zimbabwe: A diagnostic study of the Nharira – Lancashire area. Asian- Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences. 12:1. 68 – 76.
21. Masunda, B., Mutisi C., Hamudikuwanda, H. and Agumbah, G.O. (1999). The concentration of faecal progestins during the oestrus cycle in Nkone cows and the effect of duration of storage of faecal samples at room temperature on faecal progestin levels. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 31: 373-381.
22. Mandibaya W., Mutisi C., Hamudikuwanda H. and Titterton M. (1999). Nutritive value, intake, digestibility and nitrogen balance of farm-grown and prepared sunflower based dairy calf meals. Tropical Animal Health and Production.31: 321-331
23. Halimani T.E., Mutisi C. and Kusina N.T. (2000). Effects of a digestive modifier, Browse Plus on ruminal and intestinal breakdown of forages containing high tannin levels. JASSA 6:2 87-98
24. Kusina J., Mutisi C., Govere R., Mhona K., Murenga K., Ndamba J. and Taylor (In press). Duckweed as a feed ingredient in finisher diets of broiler chickens. Journal of Applied Sciences in Southern Africa.
25. Hatendi P.R., Smith T. and Mutisi C. (1992). Fattening mature indigenous (Matebele) goats: Effects on animal performance and body carcass composition. In: Rey B., Lebbie S. H.B. and Reynolds L. (eds), Small Ruminant Research and Development in Africa. International Livestock Center for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. pp 355 – 366.
26. Mazorodze C.R., Sibanda S. and Mutisi C., (1998). The potential of surplus dairy calves as a source of beef in Zimbabwe. 3. The effect of dietary roughage level on the performance of beef and dairy steers in the feedlot. Zimbabwe Journal of Agricultural Research 35: ISSN 0035 – 4813.
27. Sibanda S., Mazorodze C.R. and Mutisi C., (1998). The potential of surplus dairy calves as a source of beef in Zimbabwe. 4. The effect of breed performance of steers on production systems commonly used for beef cattle in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Journal of Agricultural Research 35: ISSN 0035 – 4813.
28. Mutisi, C., Younger, C., Illius, A., Gundry, S. and Kusina N.T. (1998). Perception of production and service values for livestock in semi-arid subsistence farming system. Proceedings of International Conference on Food, Lands and Livelihood. Setting Agendas for Animal Science. British Society of Animal Science. 27 – 30 January Kenya, Nairobi. ISBN: 0-906 562 – 24 – 4. 163– 164.
29. Mazorodze C.R., Sibanda S. and Mutisi C. (1997). The potential of surplus dairy calves as a source of beef in Zimbabwe. 1. An evaluation of the current calf rearing systems from birth to seven months of age. Zimbabwe Journal of Agricultural Research 34:2 109-116.
30. Sibanda S., Mazorodze C.R. and Mutisi C., (1997). The potential of surplus dairy calves as a source of beef in Zimbabwe. 2. The performance of Holstein/Friesian male calves from seven to seventeen months of age after being reared under three different systems. Zimbabwe Journal of Agricultural Research 34: 2 117-124.
31. Mutisi, C. and Topps, J.H. (1995). The current state of technological innovations in the crop-livestock farming systems in the communal areas of Zimbabwe. Journal of Zimbabwe Society of Animal Production 7:11 – 17.
32. Hatendi, P.R., Ndlovu L.R., Smith, T. and Mutisi, C. (1992). Estimating metabolisable energy requirements for maintenance and growth of indigenous Zimbabwe goats. Zimbabwe Journal of Agricultural Research 28:65 – 70.
33. Kusina N.T., Hale D.H., Chesworth J.M. and Mutisi C. (1991). The effect of the amount of dietary energy on growth and body composition of sabi lambs. In: Proceedings of the Final research Coordination Meeting on Improving Sheep and Goat Productivity with Aid of Nuclear Techniques. Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. Perth, Australia. pp 12 – 27.

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