Agriculture, Environment and Food Systems Liasion


Welcome to the University Of Zimbabwe Faculty Of Agriculture, Environment and Food Systems Library Section, the most comprehensive and in-depth guide to agricultural information resources available courtesy of the University of Zimbabwe Libraries. Faculty of Agriculture, Environment and Food Systems Information and Knowledge specialist connects the library to the faculty through providing top notch information and knowledge products/services. Therefore this page is a compass to relevant electronic resources meant to support all; learning, teaching and research activities for the faculty. The quality, depth and diversity of the collection reflect the courses taught and research interests of the Faculty of Agriculture, Environment and Food Systems.
The Information and Knowledge Management Specialist for the Faculty of Agriculture, Environment and Food Systems aspires at connecting the library and the Faculty through harmonising efforts aimed at creating and advancing the intellectual prowess of the Faculty. In this regard, the section intends   
The important functionality of section is liaising between the Faculty, faculty administration, lecturers and students. In particular liaison will serve as an information resource on policies, services, and resources, contact person for a library related question, provide discipline specific instruction, reference and research consultation. Liaison develops collections to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the students and faculty, serve as a resource for information on scholarly communication and communicate changes in library services and resources.



The Liaison team

Aston Mushowani

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Where to find us:                      

Research Commons

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Statistical Process Control for the Food Industry: A Guide for Practitioners and Managers

North American Agroforestry: An Integrated Science and Practice, 2nd edition : Agroforestry Product Markets and Marketing

Aquaculture Marketing Handbook

Marketing Plans: How to Prepare Them, How to Use Them, Seventh Edition

Challenges and Strategies of Dryland Agriculture

Site‐Specific Management for Agricultural Systems

Formulating, Packaging, and Marketing of Natural Cosmetic Products

Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics: Macroscale Economic and Policy Influences on the Sustainability of Tropical Agriculture

Marketing strategies and planning for successful aquaculture businesses:Seafood and Aquaculture Marketing Handbook, Second Edition

Activating Alternatives in Public Market Trade: The Resilience of Urban Fresh Food Provisioning in Baguio, the Philippines

B. Lynne Milgram

The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture

Managing Systems at Risk

Beyond Food Production: The Role of Agriculture in Poverty Reduction

Globalisation, Agriculture and Development

Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific

Edited by Matthew Tonts and M. A.B. Siddique

The Craft and Science of Coffee

Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance: Volume 2 - a Sustainable Approach

Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance: Volume 1-Biological Techniques

Improving and Tailoring Enzymes for Food Quality and Functionality

Integrated Pest Management: Current Concepts and Ecological Perspective

Breeding Oilseed Crops for Sustainable Production: Opportunities and Constraints

GATT Agricultural Policy Reform : a United States Perspective", Martimort, D. (Ed.) Agricultural Markets

Building Gender Research Capacity for Non-Specialists: Lessons and Best Practices from Gender Short Courses for Agricultural Researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa">

Contesting Animal Experiments through Ethics and Epistemology: In Defense of a Political Critique of Animal Experimentation

Sustainable Development in Western China: Managing People, Livestock and Grasslands in Pastoral Areas


e-Journals Titles

Journal of AgriculturalSustainability

GCB Bioenergy

Agricultural Economics

Current Science

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems

Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

European Food and Feed Law Review

American Journal of Agricultural Economics


Sustainable development

International journal of production economics


Journal of agricultural and resource economics

African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization

Anthropology of food


Scientific reports

Plant production science

Plant science (Limerick)

Scientia horticulturae


Journal of the science of food and agriculture

Industrial crops and products

Journal of plant nutrition and soil science

The Crop journal

Soil science

Soil biology & biochemistry

Journal of plant nutrition and soil science

Plant, soil and environment

European journal of soil science

Canadian journal of soil science

Journal of crop improvement

Genome biology

Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Soil & Plant Science

Acta Agriculturae Slovenica~University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty

Australian Journal of Agricultural Research ++ continued by Crop and Pasture Science

Canadian Journal of Soil Science

Environmental Health Perspectives

Library Trends

CAB Reviews

Agricultural Sciences

Environmental modelling & software : with environment data news

Journal of Agricultural & Food Information

Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce

Environmental Health Perspectives

HS Talks

HS Talks

Journal of Economic Studies

EFSA Journal

Ecology & Evolution

The Australian Quarterly

Scientific American

Science Progress in the Twentieth Century  


Top agricultural databases


Access Agriculture Access Agriculture is an international NGO which showcases agricultural training videos in local languages. Here you can see examples of videos, download them or order a DVD copy. For maximum impact in improving opportunities for farmers explore Access Agriculture.
AgriKnowledge AgriKnowledge provides access to key information for agricultural development. 1782 resources are available through AgriKnowledge, resources produced in conjunction with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), and the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)
AGRIS(The International System for Agricultural Science and Technology) The International System for Agricultural Science and Technology (AGRIS) is a multilingual bibliographic database that connects users directly to a rich collection of research and worldwide technical information on food and agriculture. Maintained by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), AGRIS has been serving users from developed and developing countries through facilitating access to knowledge in agriculture, science and technology since 1975. It offers 9,466,732 bibliographic records produced by more than 400 data providers from 144 countries. AGRIS facilitates access to publications, journal articles, monographs, book chapters, and grey literature - including unpublished science and technical reports, theses, dissertations and conference papers in the area of agriculture and related sciences
AGORA The AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) site provides a access to over 400 journals from major scientific publishers in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. AGORA is available to students and researchers in qualifying not-for-profit institutions in eligible developing countries. 
CABI Animal Health and Production Compendium Full expert datasheets – livestock and poultry breeds, diseases, pathogens, foodborne contaminants and food animal products Latest scientific findings –
CABI Aquaculture Compendium Full expert datasheets – on over 1000 cultured species, diseases, production systems, case studies and ecosystems Basic information – on over 9000 other species and diseases Latest scientific findings –
CAB Crop Protection Compendium The CPC contains over 3400 detailed datasheets on pests, diseases, natural enemies and crops, and basic information on a further 20,000 species.
Forestry Compendium The FC has comprehensive, worldwide coverage of tropical, subtropical, temperate and boreal tree species of major economic importance. It contains detailed, illustrated datasheets on over 1300 forest trees, 800 forest pests, diseases and weeds, and basic information on a further 19,000 species.
JSTOR We have access to the following Collections: Arts & Sciences I, Arts & Sciences II, Arts & Sciences III, Arts & Sciences IV, Arts & Sciences Complement, Biological Sciences, and General Science
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Training Services

The Faculty Librarians offer the following training sessions to individuals and groups
1.    E-Resources (Online searches and Information Retrieval)
2.    Electronic Reference Management
3.    Citation Tracking
4.    Researcher profiles (Increasing research visibility and accessibility)
5.    Referencing and Citation
6.    Literature Searches
7.    Information and Digital Skills training
8.    Research data management
9.    Literature review and systematic literature review

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Ethesis and Dissertations

Masters and doctoral theses that have been submitted to UZ are, for the most part, available electronically through the UZescholar Institutional repository

UZ theses can be found through searching the repository by issue date, author, title and subject. Alternatively use a community search including the title of the community for example “Faculty of Social Studies e-Theses Collection".

In general, UZ Libraries does not keep Honours Theses although departments often keep their own copies but these are not reflected in the Libraries' catalogue.

Referencing and Citation

Academic student are expected to advance knowledge by building on the work of other people but in a manner that is honest and accurate in creating and communicating all academic products (Academic Integrity).
Referencing is the system or technique you use to acknowledge that you have used other authors’ ideas, information, written materials books or journal articles in writing up your assignments or projects. Acknowledgement of other people’s work must be done in a way that does not leave the reader in any doubt as to whose work it is. Referencing is also a method used to demonstrate that you have conducted a comprehensive and appropriate literature search and reading.


There are two parts: citing, and the reference list.
It includes the bibliography that you compile at the end of your essay or assignment, and it enables you to refer to, or quote from, other people's work without being guilty of plagiarism.       It also enables you or the person reading your work, to go back and find the articles you consulted.
Referencing shows evidence of background reading and to support the content and conclusions in your writing. All sources used should be acknowledged in the text of your document, called in-text citations.

The Reference list is an alphabetically arranged list of the items you have cited in your essay.  A bibliography includes items used to prepare your assignment, but not necessarily cited.    All items should be listed alphabetically by author or authorship, regardless of format (print/electronic/audiovisual).