Tamuka Magadzire

Field Scientist


T. Tamuka Magadzire is the southern Africa Field Scientist for the USGS  component of FEWS NET. Magadzire completed his B.S. degree in Surveying at the University of Zimbabwe in 1999, after which he became a research assistant for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Remote Sensing. Tamuka is also an alumni of UCSB, having completed his MA in Geography in 2002 under the supervision of the late Professor Leal Mertes. He is stationed at the headquarters of the SADC in Gaborone, Botswana. He provides direct support to five FEWS NET countries: Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, as well as the FEWS NET Southern Africa Regional Office. In addition, he assists the SADC Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Directorate with agrometeorological analysis for food security monitoring for the fifteen Member States of SADC. His major professional interests are in building applications for geo-spatial agrometeorological analysis, crop modeling using remote sensing data, satellite-based rainfall estimation, and hydrological analysis. He has taken a significant role in the development of the GeoWRSI, a crop-specific water-balance modeling software, available through the CHC.