ir. A. Chemura PhD (Abel)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I have a knowledge and experience in sustainable agri-food systems monitoring and optimization using farming systems models, earth observation data, climate data and systems analysisI am working on developing, improving and applying process-based, suitability and statistical models for advancing their utilization in production system profiling and risk assessments for climate-smart agriculture.

The hope is that my research output can contribute in (re)designing farming systems to be productive, profitable and able to handle the trade-offs between the multiple functions of agriculture at the field, farm, landscape, regional and global scales under current and future climatic conditions.





Arumugam, P. , Chemura, A., Aschenbrenner, P., Schauberger, B., & Gornott, C. (2023). Climate change impacts and adaptation strategies: An assessment on sorghum for Burkina Faso. European journal of agronomy, 142, [126655]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2022.126655
Zuza, E. J., Maseyk, K., Bhagwat, S. A. , Chemura, A., Brandenburg, R. L., Emmott, A., Rawes, W., Hancock, W., Mnthambala, F., & Araya, Y. N. (2023). Factors affecting soil quality among smallholder macadamia farms in Malawi. Agriculture and Food Security, 12(1), [17]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40066-023-00421-9
Chemura, A., Nangombe, S. S., Gleixner, S., Chinyoka, S., & Gornott, C. (2022). Changes in Climate Extremes and Their Effect on Maize (Zea mays L.) Suitability Over Southern Africa. Frontiers in Climate, 4, [890210]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2022.890210
Tarakini, G. , Chemura, A., Tarakini, T., & Musundire, R. (2021). Drivers of diversity and community structure of bees in an agroecological region of Zimbabwe. Ecology and evolution, 11(11), 6415-6426. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7492
Musundire, R., Ngonyama, D. , Chemura, A., Ngadze, R. T., Jackson, J., Matanda, M. J., Tarakini, T., Langton, M., & Chiwona-Karltun, L. (2021). Stewardship of Wild and Farmed Edible Insects as Food and Feed in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Perspective. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8, [601386]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2021.601386
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I believe in capacity building and teaching as important aspects to build the next generation of researchers and practitioners applying the scientific method to solve current and yet-to-be-realised problems in agriculture and food security at various scales.

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Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Langezijds (building no. 19), room 1119
Hallenweg 8
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Langezijds  1119
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands