The School is actively involved in research and consultancy work. The school owns quiet a number of equipment and infrastructure to conduct its research for example: The school has a well furnished Tissue Culture Laboratory and a greenhouse to conduct plant science experiments, a gas analyser plus many more.
In the year 2014 the school managed to publish 26 papers in peer reviewed journals and books. The school involves its students in conducting research as much as possible and this creates a lot of interactions with our students.
The school attracts funding for projects from quite a number of organisations and some of them are:
The Interim Environmental Fund: The project is funded by the Finnish and Danish governments. The project is on wild tubers and bulbs (chikanda, busala and mumbu) and their propagation, commercialisation and distribution in central province of Zambia. The project is worth about US $850,000. Students and staff are involved in research leading to publication of papers.
NORAD (NORHED) project: the project is funded by the Norwegian government and CBU is in partnership with the University of Stellenbosch, Norwegian University of Life Sciences and the Southern African Wildlife College of South Africa. The project is worth about 2.9 million US dollars. The money is to be used for Developing Masters program modules, data base management, scholarships and construction of classrooms for the University. CBU has already taken 8 scholarships.
The Swedish Science Council: The project is about green economy development in Zambia-Forest restoration in mining wastelands. The money involved is SEK4,404,000 and the money is meant for research. Staff and students are involved in research activities. Students and staff are involved in research leading to publication of papers.
The Swedish Science Council: the money involved is SEK600,000 and it is being used for natural resources research costing. Students and staff are involved in research leading to publication of papers.
The Centre for International Forestry Research: Scoping visit for a research consultancy titled; Wood Energy use in Fish Processing, in Luwingu and Mbala Districts in Northern Province of Zambia has already been done by SNR staff awaiting approval and full funding.
Ncube, E., Prof. Nkonde, G., and Mpala, P. , Effects of Amonia on Growth of Broiler Chickens. Copperbelt University and NICHE Project.
Ncube, E. , Dr. Meincken, M., and Malambo, F. , Discoloration of Five Damaged Pinus Species Timber from Zambia and Effects on the Performance of Wood Coatings.
Ncube, E., Malambo, F., Ng’andwe, P., and Dr. Chaamwe, N. , Xylarum And Web Based Wood Data Base For Commercial, User Used And Lesser Known Timber Species In Zambia.
Simuchimba, G., Kapembwa, S. and Mambwe, D. (2014) . Performance of Aquaculture-Horticulture Integration in the North Western Province of Zambia: Solwezi, Mwinilunga, Zambezi, Mufumbwe, and Kasempa (North western province).
Nalanvwe, A., Chisha-Kasumu, E., Kalinda, C. and Vinya, R. Growth response of chikanda to organic and in-organic fertilizers.
Nalanvwe, A., Chisha-Kasumu, E., Kalinda, C. and Vinya. R. Growth response of chikanda to dambo and miombo soils.
van der Ent, A., Erskine, P., Mulligan, D., Vinya, R., Maseka, K.K. and Siame, J. The potential of Zambian Copper-Cobalt hyperaccumulator plants for phytoremediation of polluted (mining/smelter) soils. A collaborative Action Research with the University of Queensland Australia. Funded by the International Mining for Development Cooperation (IM4DC).
Vinya, R., Kalinda, C. and Mambwe, D. Influence of fertilization on plant functional traits and physiological performance of Baikea plurijuga.
Vinya, R. and Banda, R. Long-term carbon dynamics in miombo woodlands in Zambia.