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Tariro Kamuti

African Wildlife Economy Institute, Stellenbosch University

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Dr Tariro Kamuti holds a joint PhD in Geography from the Vrije University Amsterdam, The Netherlands and the University of the Free State, South Africa. He is a Research Fellow with the African Wildlife Economy Institute of Stellenbosch University, the Centre for Gender and Africa Studies at the University of the Free State and the Global Risk Governance Programme at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is also a Research Fellow of the Earth System Governance, with an interest in the Taskforce on Governance of Nature and Biodiversity. Tariro is a member of the Society of South African Geographers, the Regional Studies Association, United Kingdom, and the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, United States of America. His research interests are broadly around climate change, land and environmental policy with a particular focus on governance issues surrounding the sustainable utilisation of natural resources, and the social dimensions of nature conservation. Currently is a 2022 grantee of the CSSN and working on the politics of climate change in Zimbabwe.

Country(ies) of Specialty

South Africa Zimbabwe

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Climate Justice Fossil fuels Renewable energy

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Kamuti, Tariro. “A Chequered Pathway to Prosperity: The Institutional Challenges of Smallholder Tobacco Production in Zimbabwe.” Barcus, H.R., R. Jones and S. Schmitz. Rural Transformations: Globalization and its Implications for Rural People, Land and Economies. Oxon: Routledge, 2022. 71-88. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781003110095-6/checkered-pathway-prosperity-institutional-challenges-smallholder-tobacco-production-zimbabwe-tariro-kamuti?context=ubx&refId=dd7af114-ce22-4da6-b467-404e4d9ab413

Kamuti, Tariro. “Agroforestry as a Small Landholder’s Tool for Climate Change Resilience and Mitigation in Zimbabwe.” Shukla, G., S. Chakravarty, P. Panwar and J. A. Bhat. Agroforestry: Small Landholder’s Tool for Climate Change Resiliency and Mitigation. London: IntechOpen, 2021. https://www.intechopen.com/chapters/76829

Kamuti, Tariro. “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Changing Fortunes of the Smallholder Tobacco Farmer in Zimbabwe.” Mkodzongi, Grasian. The Future of Zimbabwe’s Agrarian Sector: Land Issues in a Time of Political Transition. Oxon: Routledge, 2022. 105-123. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781003158196-7/rock-hard-place-tariro-kamuti?context=ubx&refId=95e4b7b4-c0aa-4109-b0ba-21607c99936b

Kamuti, Tariro. “Climate Change Justice and Global Resource Commons: Local and Global Postcolonial Political Ecologies.” International Journal of Environmental Studies (2022). https://doi.org/10.1080/00207233.2022.2055361

Kamuti, Tariro. “Integration of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the Climate Change Policy of Zimbabwe.” Ebhuoma, E.E. and L. Leonard. Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Governance: A Sub-Saharan African Perspective. Cham: Springer, 2022. 153-164. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-99411-2_12

Kamuti, Tariro.  “BOOK REVIEW of Satgar, Vishwas. The Climate Crisis: South African and Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2018.” St Antony’s International Review (2020). 15(2): 171-175. https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/stair/stair/2020/00000015/00000002/art00015