Dr. Vimbayi G.P. Chimonyo

Vimbayi Chimonyo is Post-Doctoral fellow working directly on Africa RISING project in Malawi through Michigan State University and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA. She specializes in crop modelling (plant resource use), multicrop systems, crop production and seed technology. She is research and development oriented, with a huge passion for working with young scientists and communities. Her current research focus is on the use of integrated crop management to address issues of food security, climate change and rural development.

Contact: chimonyo@msu.edu

Areas of Expertise: Agronomy and Crop Modeling

Relevant Publications:

Mabhaudhi, T., Mpandeli, S., Chimonyo, V.G.P., Nhamo, L., Backeberg, G.R., Modi, A.T. (2016). Prospects for improving irrigated agriculture in Southern Africa – Linking water, energy and food. 2nd World Irrig. Forum.

Chimonyo, V.G.P, Modi, A.T. and Mabhaudhi T. (2016). Simulating yield and water use of a sorghum–cowpea intercrop using APSIM Agricultural Water Management 177:317 – 328 DOI: 10.1016/j.agwat.2016.08.021

Chimonyo, V.G.P, Modi, A.T. and Mabhaudhi T. (2016). Applying APSIM for sorghum-cowpea intercrop system under rainfed production scenarios. WaterSA. 42 (2): 317 – 327. DOI:org/10.4314/wsa.v42i2.15

Chimonyo, V.G.P, Modi, A.T. and Mabhaudhi T. (2016) Water use and productivity of a sorghum-cowpea-bottle gourd intercrop system. Agricultural Water Management 165: 82 – 96. DOI: 10.1016/j.agwat.2015.11.014

Chimonyo, V.G.P, Modi, A.T. and Mabhaudhi T. (2015). Perspective on crop modeling in management of intercropping. Archives of Agronomy and Soil science. 16 (11): 1511-1529. DOI: 10.1080/03650340.2015.1017816

Chimonyo, V.G.P, Mutengwa, C.S. and Chiduza, C. (2014). Genotype x environment interactions and yield stability of stress-tolerant open-pollinated maize varieties in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa. South plant and soil 31(2):61-68 DOI: 10.1080/02571862.2014.868048

Chimonyo, V.G.P and Modi, A.T. (2013). Seed performance of selected Bottle gourd (Langenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.). America Journal of Experimental Agriculture 3 (4): 740 – 766. DOI: 10.9734/ajea/2013/4114