Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Education
Associate Professor
Biography

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.
 

Publications

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03031853.2017.1312467
  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