10th Zimbabwe International Research Symposium Book of Papers Presented

Nhachi, C.F.B., ed. (2015) 10th Zimbabwe International Research Symposium Book of Papers Presented. Zimbabwe International Research Symposium, 10 . UNSPECIFIED, Harare, Zimbabwe. ISBN 978-0-7974-6567-1

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Abstract

The 10th Symposium of the Research Council of Zimbabwe represents a unique mile stone in the history of research in Independent Zimbabwe. It represents a decade of collated national research output, ten research-years of sustained intellectual achievement, and a decade of notable research enterprise. The Research Council of Zimbabwe has established Zimbabwe as a significant player in the International Research arena through these biannual symposia. A research culture is born! The theme of the 10th Symposium, “Research for Empowerment and Socio-economic Transformation” resonates very well with the National focus on implementing the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-economic Transformation (ZimAsset), which is an economic plan based on the four foundations of Food Security, Social Services and Poverty Eradication, Infrastructure and Utilities and Value addition and Beneficiation. These honourable and lofty ideals are a prelude to national economic growth. History, experience and evidence-based facts have shown that economic growth is always accompanied by research output and technological advancement. It is gratifying that the Research Council of Zimbabwe, through the biannual symposia, has pulled its weight towards the goal of national economic growth. It would be interesting and informative to know how much of the past ten-year-research output has gone on to be implemented. Going by the high quality and applicability of some of the current symposium research papers I am sure there is a lot of application of research results out there. Some of the highlights of the papers presented at the 10th Symposium include the fundamental realization that female participation in the economy is an important factor for economic growth; reduction of mortality rate in broiler chicken by reducing ammonia gas production in chicken houses through incorporating wood charcoal in chicken feed; doubling the shelf life of biodiesel (from jatropha) by using such antioxidants as pyrogalic acid; in security, the use of geoinformation science (GIS), to assess, predict, and prevent threats like infectious disease in the country; the right to health as a constitutional provision is not being implemented and there is a need to enhance soft skills (finance, banking) to small scale farmers to enhance empowerment. These are all brilliant research findings which can be implemented with ease.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities
F History Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi > F001 Zimbabwe local history
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Luxmore Chiwuta
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2018 11:02
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2018 11:02
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/6115

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