Dr. Powell Mponela

Country of current residence

Kenya

Current position

Moser-Noergaard

Current institute employer

CIAT, Kenya

Since

2021

Skills

Forest machine learning

Profession

Forester

Specialisation

Soil fertility, agricultural intensification

Degrees / expertise

MSc Social Forestry, BSc Forestry

Professional experience

Research Assistant, Soils Research Area, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (2010-2016)

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Christian Borgemeister (ZEF), Prof. Dr. Sieglinde Snapp, (Michigan State University), Dr. Quang Bao Le (ICARDA)

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Grace Villamor

2020

Mango, N., C. Makate, L. Tamene, P. Mponela and G. Ndengu.  2020.  Impact of the adoption of conservation practices on cereal consumption in a maize-based farming system in the Chinyanja Triangle, Southern Africa.  Sustainable Futures , 2, DOI: 10.1016/j.sftr.2020.100014   . Further Information
Mponela P., Villamor G.B., Snapp S., Tamene L., Le Q.B., Borgemeister C..  2020.  The role of women empowerment and labour dependency on adoption of integrated soil fertility management in Malawi.  Soil Use and Management, DOI: 10.1111/sum.12627   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Review
Mponela P., Villamor G.B., Snapp S., Tamene L., Le Q.B., Borgemeister C..  2020.  Digital soil mapping of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, organic carbon and their crop response thresholds in smallholder managed escarpments of Malawi..  Applied Geography, (124), DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2020.102299   . Further Information
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Mponela, Powell..  2020.  Options for sustainable intensification in maize mixed farming systems: Explorative ex-ante assessment using multi-agent system simulation.  Doctoral Thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn. 

2019

Tamene L., G.W. Sileshi, G. Ndengu, P. Mponela, J. Kihara, A. Sila and J. Tondoh.  2019.  Soil structural degradation, and nutrient limitations across land use categories and climate zones in Southern Africa.  Land Degradation & Development, . Further Information

2018

Mango, N., C. Makate, L. Tamene, P. Mponela, G. Ndengu.  2018.  Adoption of Small-Scale Irrigation Farming as aClimate-Smart Agriculture Practice and Its Influenceon Household Income in the Chinyanja Triangle,Southern Africa.  LAND, 7(49)   : 19   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Mponela, P., G.T. Kassie, L. Tamene.  2018.  Simultaneous adoption of integrated soil fertility management technologies in the Chinyanja Triangle, Southern Africa.  Natural Resources Forum, 3(42)   : 172-184   .

2017

Mango N., C. Makate, L. Tamene, P. Mponela and G. Ndengu.  2017.  Awareness and adoption of land, soil and water conservation practices in the Chinyanja Triangle, Southern Africa.  International Soil and Water Conservation Research, 2(5)   : 122-129   . (Open Access)   Further Information

2016

Mponela P., L Tamene, G Ndengu, R Magreta, J Kihara, N Mango.  2016.  Determinants of integrated soil fertility management technologies adoption by smallholder farmers in the Chinyanja Triangle of Southern Africa.  Land Use Policy, 59   : 38-48   . Further Information
Review
Tamene L., P Mponela, GW Sileshi, J Chen, JE Tondoh.  2016.  Spatial variation in tree density and estimated aboveground carbon stocks in Southern Africa.  Forests, 7(3)   : 1-19   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Review

2015

L Tamene, P Mponela, G Ndengu, J Kihara.  2015.  Assessment of maize yield gap and major determinant factors between smallholder farmers in the Dedza district of Malawi.  Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, : 1-18   . Further Information
Review

2011

P Mponela, CBL Jumbe, WF Mwase.  2011.  Determinants and extent of land allocation for Jatropha curcas L. cultivation among smallholder farmers in Malawi.  biomass and bioenergy, 35(7)   : 2499-2505   . Further Information
Review

2010

P Mponela, WF Mwase, CBL Jumbe, M Ntholo.  2010.  Plant species diversity on marginal and degraded areas for Jatropha curcas L. cultivation in Malawi.  African Journal of Agricultural Research, 5(12)   : 1497-1503   . Further Information
Review

2009

J Haarstad, CBL Jumbe, S Chinangwa, P Mponela, A Dalfelt, A Disch.  2009.  Environmental and Socio-Economic: Baseline Study–Malawi. 

2008

Powell Mponela, Lusayo Mwabumba.  2008.  Performance of 8-year-old provenances cum families of Uapaca kirkina Muell. Arg (Wild loquat) at Nauko, Machinga, Malawi.  In: Makungwa, S.M., Chakeredza, S., Saka, A., Mwase, W. Saka, V., G.F. Salanje, A. D. Yaye (eds) (eds.): Mainstreaming Climate Change into Agricultural and Natural Resources Management Education: Tools, Experiences and Challenges. Reviewed Papers presented at ANAFE symposium on Tertiary Agricultural Education, July 2008, Lilongwe, Malawi. African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education .   275-202.  Further Information

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research themes
  • Land use and food security
  • Ecosystem services
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
Research countries
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Malawi
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Professional experience

Research Assistant, Soils Research Area, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (2010-2016)

Degrees

MSc Social Forestry, BSc Forestry

Expertise

Land condition surveillance,Agricultural technology adoption,Crop production and yield gap analysis,Soil fertility and plant nutrition,Forest mensuration

Funding institutions

BMZ via DAAD

 

Doctoral research funded by

BMZ via DAAD,

Foundation Fiat panis,

International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT),

Frank Babka,

ZEF

Cooperation partners

Dr. Lulseged Tamene (CIAT), Department of Agricultural Research Services of Republic of Malawi

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Christian Borgemeister (ZEF), Prof. Dr. Sieglinde Snapp, (Michigan State University), Dr. Quang Bao Le (ICARDA)

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Grace Villamor

Powell Mponela

Former Junior Researcher

Former Department :
ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management