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Independent experts nominated by country party

Makoala V. Marake

First name
Makoala V.
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Soil Science
Plant Science
UN languages spoken


Job function
Dept. of Soil and Resource Conservation
Telephone number
9 266 340 601
Work experience
- Currently, Head of Department and Lecturer in soil science courses: soil fertility/plant nutrition, soil chemistry, soil physics, soil genesis/morphology and classification and soil microbiology/biochemistry and undergraduate and postgraduate level. Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects._x000D_
- Conservation Soil Scientist, 1985-87: Conducting soil survey, mapping and interpretations for various land uses with emphasis on agricultural applications. Concurrent appointment as Research Soil Scientist in the Agricultural Research Division, Ministry of Agriculture to develop soil test methodology, correlation and calibration for fertilizer recommendations on the soil of Lesotho
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Certificate in Agriculture, Lesotho Agricultural College, Maseru, 1977_x000D_
Diploma, Agronomy, Colorado State University, USA, 1983_x000D_
B.Sc., Agronomy, Colorado State University, USA, 1985_x000D_
M.Sc., (Soil and Water), Soil Fertility and Management, University of Nebraska, USA, 1989_x000D_
Ph.D., (Soil and Water), Soil Fertility, University of Nebraska, USA, 1993
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Marake, M.V. and Moulemli, P.A., 1997: Environmental Management and Planning in Lesotho; Conservation and Forestry. In have the Environmental Plans Worked? Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (in review)_x000D_
2. Mareke, M.V., 1997: Crop Production in Lesotho. In The State of Environment Report. National Environmental Secretariat. Government of Lesotho (in review)_x000D_
3. Mareke, M.V., Sander, D.H., and Walters, D.T., 1996: Influence of Anydrous Ammonia Band Spacing and Rate. (II) The Effect on Bank Persistance. Soil Science Society of America Journal (in review)_x000D_
4. Mareke, M.V., 1997: Historical Document of the Production Through Conservation Program. Department of Soil Conservation, Forestry and Land Use Planning, Ministry of Agriculture, Lesotho_x000D_
5. Marake, M.V., Prasad, G. and Segerros, M., 1995: Innovative Action Learning Areas: Implications for a Systems Approach to Long Term Soil Productivity. Soil Symposium Proceedings, University of Zambia
Other activities
1. Member, American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America, USA_x000D_
2. Member, Soil Science Society of South Africa_x000D_
3. Member, Sigma XI Scientific Research Society, University of Nebraska Chapter, USA_x000D_
4. Member, Agroforestry Network (AFNET), Lesotho_x000D_
5. Member, Participatory Development Forum, Lesotho_x000D_
6. Member of Key Universities Committee including University Senate and Academic Appointment Committee
1.Vice-President (1987-88), President (1989-90) of the African Student Association; Student President of the year award, University of Nebraska, 1990_x000D_
2. Secretary General, Lesotho University Teachers and Researchers Union, 1993-1995_x000D_
3. African Horizons
Organisation name
Ministry of Agriculture, Lesotho
Organisation street address
P.O. Roma 180
Organisation city
Organisation country