Conrad Murendo

Dr. Conrad Murendo was a GlobalFood member from 2012-2015. The information on this site reflects the status at the point of leaving GlobalFood.

Occupation after leaving GlobalFood
Special Project Scientist (Monitoring and Evaluation) at ICRISAT, Bulawayo in Zimbabwe.


Conrad Murendo



Former Position

Doctoral Researcher (Subproject D2 (Link): Spillovers to Labor Markets)


  • Certificate in Agriculture, Mlezu College (Zimbabwe)
  • Diploma in Agriculture, Chibero College (Zimbabwe)
  • BSc Agricultural Economics, University of Zimbabwe
  • MSc Agricultural Economics, University of Hohenheim (Germany)

Research Area

  • Spillovers to product and factor markets

Professional Experience

  • RTG GlobalFood (October 2012-2015)
  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) (2004-2007 and 2010-2012)
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Zimbabwe (1999-2004)

Research Interests

  • Impact evaluation
  • Linking small farmers to markets
  • Poverty and social policies
  • Food security and nutrition
  • Climate change
  • Adoption of agricultural technologies


a) Peer-reviewed publications or book chapters

  • Sinyolo Sikhulumile, Ndinda, Catherine, Murendo Conrad, Sinyolo Sithembile. A., & Neluheni, Mudzunga (2020). Access to Information Technologies and Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables in South Africa: Evidence from Nationally Representative Data. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 4880.
  • Elimon Nyamambi, Conrad Murendo, Ncheneso Sibanda and Sibonginkosi Mazinyane (2020). Knowledge, attitudes and barriers of cervical cancer screening among women in Chegutu rural district of Zimbabwe. Cogent Social Science, 6(1), 1-18. DOI: 10.1080/23311886.2020.1766784
  • Conrad Murendo, Simon Gwara, Kizito Mazvimavi and Jeffrey Scott Arensen (2019). Linking crop and livestock diversification to household nutrition: Evidence from Guruve and Mt Darwin districts, Zimbabwe. World Development Perspectives, 14, 100104. doi:10.1016/j.wdp.2019.02.015
  • Conrad Murendo & Gamuchirai Murenje (2018) Decomposing gender inequalities in self-assessed health status in Liberia, Global Health Action, 11:sup3, 1603515, DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2019.1603515
  • Conrad Murendo, Brighton Nhau, Kizito Mazvimavi, Thamsanqa Khanye and Simon Gwara (2018). Nutrition education, farm production diversity and commercialization on household and individual dietary diversity in Zimbabwe. Food and Nutrition Research, 62
  • Conrad Murendo, Meike Wollni, Alan De Brauw & Nicholas Mugabi (2018): Social Network Effects on Mobile Money Adoption in Uganda. The Journal of Development Studies, 54(2), 327-342.
  • Murendo, C., & Mutsonziwa, K. (2016). Financial literacy and savings decisions by adult financial consumers in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 41(1), 95–103. doi:10.1111/ijcs.12318
  • Patrick V Ndlovu, Kizito Mazvimavi, Henry An & Conrad Murendo (2014) Productivity and efficiency analysis of maize under conservation agriculture in Zimbabwe. Agricultural Systems, 124, 21-31. doi: 10.1016/j.agsy.2013.10.004
  • Kizito Mazvimavi, Tarisayi Pedzisa, Conrad Murendo, Isaac J. Minde & Patrick V. Ndlovu (2012) Cost effectiveness of seed fairs relative to direct distribution in Zimbabwe. Development in Practice, 22(7), 978-990. doi: 10.1080/09614524.2012.696580
  • Murendo C, Keil A & Zeller M (2011) Drought impacts and related risk management by smallholder farmers in developing countries: evidence from Awash River basin, Ethiopia. Risk Management, 13(4), 247-263. doi: 10.1057/rm.2011.17

b) Other publications