Florence Mtambanengwe

Acting Pro-Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, Executive Director for Research and Innovation, and Full Professor at the University of Zimbabwe

ISC Fellow


Florence Mtambanengwe is a Full Professor of Soil Productivity, Ecology and Agro-systems Development and holds a PhD in Agriculture (Soil Science), MPhil Science (Biological Management of Tropical Soils) and a BSc Honours Degree in Biological Sciences all from the University of Zimbabwe. She is currently the University of Zimbabwe’s Acting Pro-Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs as well as the substantive Executive Director for Research and Innovation.

Professor Mtambanengwe is an impact-oriented and systems researcher with specialising in Participatory action research; gender-sensitive approaches to integrated soil fertility management; climate change adaptation; environmental impact assessment; and biodiversity conservation and management with a track record of over 100 publications in peer reviewed regional and international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings as evidence of this experience.

She is a member of UK College of Research and Innovation; UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships and a Project Team member of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) for the 14th HLPE report on Agroecology. She is a scientific peer reviewer for high impact journals in agricultural and climate change research as well as high level funding bodies e.g. International Development Peer Review of UKRI, which hosts the Global Challenges Research Fund.

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