BS University of Iowa
MA, PhD Brown University
302 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
FAX: (515) 294-2303
Robert Mazur is a Professor of Sociology and Associate Director for Socioeconomic Development in the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods. CSRL facilitates rural development and multidisciplinary applied and action research in Uganda; he served as founding Director 2003-2008. His primary research interests are innovation and diversification in rural livelihood strategies (including migration), and linkages among livelihood activities, food security, and health.
He is also Principal Investigator a USAID Collaborative Research Support Project focused on Strengthening Key Value Chain Stakeholders in Uganda and Rwanda, on a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development grant focused on child nutrition in HIV-affected communities in Ghana, and two Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program research grants through which students Ph.D. students are conducting dissertation research in Uganda.
What's New with Dr. Mazur
Harriet E. T. Okronipa, Grace S. Marquis, Anna Lartey, Lucy Brakohiapa, Rafael Perez-Escamilla and Robert E. Mazur. "Postnatal Depression Symptoms are Associated with Increased Diarrhea Among Infants of HIV-Positive Ghanaian Mothers." Springer Publishing
Anna Lartey, Grace Marquis, Robert Mazur, Rafael Perez-Escamilla, Lucy Brakohiapa, William Ampofo, Daniel Sellen and Seth Abu-Afarwuah. 2012. "Maternal HIV is associated with reduced growth in the first year of life among infants in the Eastern region of Ghana: the Research to Improve Infant Nutrition and Growth (RIING) Project." Maternal and Child Nutrition
Willy Ngaka, George Openjuru and Robert E. Mazur. "Exploring Formal and Non-formal Education Practices for Integrated and Diverse Learning Environments in Uganda." International Journal of Diversity in Organizations
Haroon SSeguya, Robert Mazur, Eric Abbott and Frank Matsiko. 2012. "Information and Communication for Rural Innovation and Development: Context, Quality and Priorities in Southeast Uganda." Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension
Richard F. Miiro, Robert E. Mazur, and Frank B. Matsiko. 2012. "Factors in the Transfer of Governance-Facilitation Skills within Farmers'
Marketing Organizations in Uganda." Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension
Robert E. MAZUR, Henry Kizito Musoke, Dorothy Nakimbugwe, and Michael Ugen.2011. "Enhancing Nutritional Value and Marketability of Beans Through Research and Strengthening Key Value-Chain Stakeholders in Uganda." International Food Policy Research Institute.
Haroon Sseguya, Robert E. MAZUR, and Dorothy M. Masinde. 2009. “Harnessing Community Capitals for Livelihood Enhancement: Experiences from a Livelihood Program in Rural Uganda.” Journal of Community Development Society
Mazur, Robert and Sheila Onzere. 2009. "Social Networks and Status in Adopting Agricultural Technologies and Practices among Small-Scale Farmers in Uganda". Earthscan.
Mazur, Robert and Oleg V. Stakhanov. 2008. “Prospects for Enhancing Livelihoods, Communities, and Biodiversity in Africa Through Community-Based Forest Management: A Critical Analysis,” Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 13(5) (July).
"Enhancing Nutritional Value and Marketability of Beans through Research and Strengthening Key Value Chain Stakeholders in Uganda and Rwanda."
Women and men in East Africa typically cultivate 1-2 hectares of land with variable soil fertility;
depend on erratic bimodal rainfall; have limited access to extension, training for improved agronomic
practices, quality seed, credit, technologies to improve yields and reduce post-harvest losses. MORE