Dr. Pamela Marinda

Department of Food Science and Nutrition
Senior Lecturer

Academic Qualifications:

  • Dr. Sc. Agr. (Agricultural Economics), University of Hohenheim, Germany

Dr. Pamela Marinda has over ten years’ experience as a university lecturer and researcher in the fields of Agricultural Economics and Nutrition, focusing on the link between agriculture and nutrition with gender as a cross cutting issue. More specifically, her research has centered on food value chains, food consumptions patterns of the rural and urban poor; maternal, infant and young child nutrition; community-based interventions to promote optimal infant and young child feeding practices and child growth; and assessment of nutrition status. She has designed and delivered innovative training programmes for NGO’s, research and academic institutions across Africa. Prior to joining the University of Zambia, she served as the East Africa programme officer for the "Scientific Information for Agricultural Education in Africa project”, a collaborative project between A. Mann Library at Cornell University and ITOCA (Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa), and was involved in capacity building and provision of technical support to institutions on The Essential Electronic Agricultural library and the Research4life programmes. 


On-going Research

  1. Principal Investigator in the project “Nutritional impact of agricultural diversification in Zambia: exploring linkages between agricultural diversification, household dietary diversity and child nutritional status” funded by BMGF through the Agricultural Economics Research Consortium (AERC); July 2017 – 2019.
  2. Co-researcher, “Food security in rural Zambia: Integrating traditional fruit and vegetable crops in smallholder agroforestry systems” Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL); January 2017 – April 2020.
  3. Co-researcher on the project “Gendered impacts of input subsidy policies on household crop diversity and food security: evidence from Zambia”. Funded by: African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), March 2018 – 2019.