Dr. Chizumba Shepande

Department of Soil Science

Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D in Geospatial Analysis and Soil Survey, University of Minnesota, USA
  • MSc. In Soil Science and Sustainable Land Mgt, Wageningen University (ITC), Netherlands
  • MSc. In Agronomy, Patrice Lumumba University, Moscow, Russia
  • BSc. In Agriculture, Patrice Lumumba University, Moscow Russia

Dr. Shepande joined the University of Zambia in August, 2011. Before joining the University of Zambia, he worked as a lecturer at the Natural Resources Development College, NRDC. He was later elevated to the position of Vice Principal at the same college. Currently, Dr. Shepande is the Assistant Dean for Postgraduate Studies in the School of Agricultural Sciences. In addition he is involved in other core university activities which include teaching, training, research in areas of sustainable land management, soil survey, land suitability evaluation, soil classification, mapping of wetlands, GIS and remote sensing applications in soil science and natural resources management.

  1. Shepande, C., Bauer, M., Bell, J., & Shitumbanuma, V. (2016). Soil Mapping in Chongwe, Zambia by Digital Analysis of Landsat Data. Journal of Agricultural Science 8(9), 152-16
  2. Shepande, C. (2011) Geospatial analysis tools as applied in soil inventory. National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Third Quarter Research Seminar, Lusaka, Zambia, September, 2011. Science Tech 1 (18)
  3. Chikuta, F., Shepande, C. and Shitumbanuma V. 2014. Characterization of Spatial Distribution of Soil Organic Carbon Stocks in Selected Landscapes of Chama District.  Zambian J. Agric. Sci. 10(3) 44-50
  4. Chisanga, C., Phiri, E., Shepande, C. and Sichingabula,H. 2014. Evaluating CERES-Maize Model Using Planting Dates and Nitrogen Fertilizer in Zambia. J. Agric. Sci. 7: 79-97
  5. Chisanga, C., Phiri, E. and Shepande, C.  2014. Effect of Planting Date and Nitrogen Application Rate on Maize (Zea mays L) Growth and Yield in Zambia. Zambian J. Agric. Sci. 10(1): 64-70
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