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Dumisani Shoko

Country of origin: Zimbabwe Currently in: South Africa, Thohoyandou General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background

Degrees

2014 Master Social and Economic Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Currently conducting a PhD research on adaptation cost to climate variability among smallholder farmers. Focus is on the social, psychological and environmental cost of adapting to climate variability that is often neglected in existing literature because they are intangible and therefore often overlooked yet they are a greater part of adaptation cost assessments.


Publications resulting from Research: 


1. Shoko, D & Kori, E. (2016) Pushing Agro-Small and Medium Enterprises out of their comfort zone: Realities of climate change adaptation in Kwekwe District, Zimbabwe. Proceeding of The International Conference on Climate Change, pp 593-606, held at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso Nigeria, 18-20 May 2016

2. Shoko, D, Francis, J, Oloo, G & Kori, E. (2016) Strategy preference vs adoption: A comparative analysis for Agro-Small and Medium Enterprises’ survival in a challenging economic environment. The Dyke: Journal of The Midlands State University Special Issue, pp 150-169



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study
Currently studying for a PhD in Rural Development at University of Venda, South Africa