Prof. Thomson H. Kalinda

Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Education

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Rural Studies, University of Guelph
  • MSc. Rural Extension Studies, University of Guelph
  • B. Agric. Sc. Agricultural Economics, University of Zambia

Prof. Thomson Kalinda, who currently works in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension is involved in the core activities of the university: teaching, research and community service. He currently teaches the following undergraduate courses: Agricultural Organization and Administration; Advanced Aspects of Rural Sociology; and Farming Systems and Livelihood Analysis. At graduate level, he teaches the following courses: Research Methodology; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Agribusiness Management; and Management, Nutrition Policy and Planning. His research interest areas include rural livelihoods; value chain analysis; land tenure changes and local people’s land rights; conservation agriculture; & climate change impact on agriculture.


On-going Research

Co-researcher, Organic Resource Management for Soil Fertility (ORM4Soil) Project - Farmer-driven organic resource management to build soil fertility and improve food security, 2015-2020

Selected Publications

  1. Mutale G., T. Kalinda & E. Kuntashula (2017) Factors affecting Joint Adoption of Herbicides and Conservation Tillage Technologies among Smallholder Farmers in Zambia. Journal of Agricultural Science 9(12): 205-222. doi: 10.5539/jas.v9n12p205
  1. Nkhoma, S., T. Kalinda & E. Kuntashula (2017) Adoption and Impact of Conservation Agriculture on Smallholder Farmers’ Crop Productivity and Income in Luapula Province, Zambia. Journal of Agricultural Science 9(9): 168-181. doi:10.5539/jas.v9n9p168
  1. Tembo, M.C., E. Kuntashula & T. Kalinda (2017) Climate Change Awareness and Joint Decision to Adopt Agroforestry and Conservation Agriculture Practices in Zambia. Journal of Sustainable Development 10 (4): 107-120. doi:10.5539/jsd.v10n4p107
  1. Ng’ombe, J.N., T.H. Kalinda & G. Tembo (2017): Does adoption of conservation farming practices result in increased crop revenue? Evidence from Zambia, Agrekon,
  1. Kalinda, T. (2014) Multiple Shocks and Risk Management Strategies among Rural Households in Zambia’s Mazabuka District. Journal of Sustainable Development 7(5): 52-67. doi:10.5539/jsd.v7n5p52