Our Team

Academic Staff

 

Prof Sheryl Hendriks

Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development

Director: Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being
Professor in Food Security

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-22
Phone: +27 12 420 3428

E-mail: [email protected]

Research Focus: Food security, food policy, agricultural growth, and development policy

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be a HUMANITARIAN AID WORKER.

 

Dr Kristin Davis

Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Extension and IFPRI Research Fellow

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-07
Phone: +27 12 420 3251
E-mail: [email protected]

Research Focus: Extension, education, capacity building, agricultural innovation systems.

If not an Agricultural Extentionist, I would be a WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST.

 

Prof Rashid Hassan

Emeritus Professor in Environmental Economics
Former Director: Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-6
Phone: +27 12 420 3317
E-Mail: [email protected]

Research Focus: Natural resources and environmental economics, economics of agricultural production, quantitative modelling, and agricultural research evaluation.

If not an Environmental Economist, I would be an ECOLOGIST.

 

Dr Danie Jordaan

Lecturer in Agricultural Economics

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-33
Phone: +27 12 420 5739
E-mail: [email protected]

Research Focus: Agricultural supply chain analysis, agribusiness management, agro-processing, strategy and management development, expert quantum reports.

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be a KAROO FARMER.

 

Dr Damien Jourdain

Research Fellow in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics / Centre de coopération internationale en  recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD)

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-11
Phone: +27 12 420 5768
E-mail: [email protected]

Research focus: Water economics and governance, valuation of natural resources, agro-environmental policies, farm modeling, choice modeling

If not an Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist, I would be a PROFESSIONAL GOLFER.

 

Dr Mmatlou Kalaba

Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Economics

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-38
Phone: +27 12 420 5770
E-mail: [email protected]

Research Focus: International trade, trade modelling, nontariff barriers, trade regulations, regional integration and agribusiness management.

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be a PROFESSIONAL SOCCER PLAYER.

 

Dr Selma Karuaihe

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Economics

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-14
Phone: +27 12 420 4659

Email: [email protected]

Research focus: Natural resource and environmental economics, mainstream economics, and development issues, interest in water economics.

If not a Resource Economist, I would be a COMMUNITY ACTIVIST.

 

Prof Andre Louw

Professor in Agricultural Economics

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-23
Phone: +27 12 420 5772
E-mail: [email protected]

Research Focus: Agribusiness management and development, strategic management, risk management, supply chain management, financial management, and marketing management.

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be a COWBOY.

 

Dr Marlene Louw

Lecturer in Agricultural Economics

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-37
Phone: +27 12 420 4582
E-mail: [email protected]

Research Focus: Food inflation, industry analysis, and specialisation in time series econometrics and other econometric models.

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be THE FIRST FEMALE FORMULA 1 CHAMPION.

 

Prof Thomas Lundhede

Visiting Professor Environmental Economics
Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-15
Phone: +27 12 420 5771
E-mail: [email protected]

Research Focus: Valuation of ecosystem services and externalities to environment, forestry economics, economics of biodiversity, hunting economics

If not an Environmental Economist, I would be a WILDLIFE RANGER.

 

Prof Charles Machethe

Professor in Agricultural Economics

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-31
Phone: +27 12 420 3251
E-mail: [email protected]

Research Focus: Agricultural and rural development, agricultural and rural finance, agricultural cooperatives, agricultural development policy, land reform, the economics of smallholder irrigation, and farm/ non-farm linkages.

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be a PROFESSIONAL TENNIS PLAYER.

 

Prof Ferdi Meyer

Associate Professor in Agricultural Economics

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-4
Phone: +27 12 420 4583
E-mail: [email protected]

Research Focus: Agricultural policy, price, and trade modeling, and agricultural finance

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be a FIGHTER PILOT.

 

Prof Eric Mungatana

Acting director: Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa
Professor in Environmental Economics

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-10
Phone: +27 12 420 3253
E-mail: [email protected]

Research Focus: Non-market valuation, natural resource accounting and its applications to policy analysis, the application of economic instruments to natural resources and environmental management, and applied agricultural production economics.

If not an Environmental Economist, I would be PLAYING MI-SOLO GUITAR IN AN ORCHESTRA.

 

Dr Moraka Makhura

Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Economics
Collaborative Centre on Economics of Agricultural R&D (UP ARC)

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-12
Phone: +27 12 420 5022
Email: [email protected]

Research focus: Agriculture and rural finance; food security and rural livelihoods; commercialization and agricultural development; economics of agricultural research and development; multistakeholder partnerships & institutional analysis.

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be a RADIO ANNOUNCER.

 

Dr Joe Stevens

Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Extension

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-2
Phone: +27 12 420 3249
E-mail: [email protected]

Research fields: Group dynamics and leadership, adoption and behaviour, agricultural and rural development, extension approaches and principles

If not an Agricultural Extensionist, I would be a FARMER.

 

Dr Fanie Terblanche

Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Extension

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-3
Phone: (+27 12) 420 4623
E-mail: [email protected]

Research focus: The influence of group dynamics on the functioning of study groups, group functioning in agricultural development: the role of leadership.

If not an Agricultural Extensionist, I would be a VETERINARIAN.

 

Dr Melissa van der Merwe

Lecturer in Agricultural Economics

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-37
Phone: +27 12 420 3251
E-mail: [email protected]

Research focus: Institutional economics, supply chain management, and agribusiness management.

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be a NOVELIST.

 
 

Dr Andre van der Vyver

Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Economics

Office: Agricultural Annexe Room 3-27
Phone: (+27 12) 420 3252
E-mail: [email protected]

Research Focus: Agriculture marketing and trading systems focussing on grains and oilseeds.

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be a WINE CONNOISSEUR.

 

Ms Ulonka Barnard

Researcher and Teaching Assistant

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-29
Phone: +27 12 420 3245
E-mail: [email protected]

Research fields: Grain quality and logistics management

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be a MAKEUP ARTIST.

 

 

Research and Other Staff
 

Dr Clarietta (Claire) Chagwiza

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Agricultural Economics

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-16
Phone: +27 12 420 5019
E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]

Research Focus: Agricultural cooperatives, market access, agricultural commercialisation, agricultural and inclusive rural development, technology adoption, impact assessment.

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be a LAWYER.



Dr Tracy Davids

Researcher in Agricultural Economics

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-32
Phone: +27 12 420 6964
E-mail: [email protected]

Research focus: Commodity market, policy analysis, regional
trade analysis, econometric modelling

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be a PROFESSIONAL
SHOW JUMPER.


 

Dr Colleta Gandidzanwa

Researcher: Agricultural Economics
Collaborative Centre on Economics of Agricultural R&D (UP ARC)

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-13
Phone: +27 12 420 5767
E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]

Research Focus: Capital Input Valuation Methods, Economics of Research and Development.

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be a PROFESSIONAL DANCER.

 

Dr Marnus Gouse

Research Fellow: Agricultural Economics

Office: Room 3-28, Agricultural Annex
Phone: +27 12 420 5738
E-mail: [email protected]

Research Focus: Agricultural biotechnology, economic, socioeconomic, health and trade effects of genetically modified crops.

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be an IPL CRICKET PLAYER.

 

Dr Elizabeth Mkandawire

Postdoctoral Fellow UN Academic Impact Hub SDG 2 Coordinator
Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being

Office: HSB 14-28
Phone: +27 12 420 5767
E-mail: [email protected]

Research Focus: Gender, food security, and nutrition policy.

If not a Researcher, I would be on BROADWAY.

 

Dr Mercy Ojoyi

Co-ordinator: Land Matrix Monitoring Initiative

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-35
Phone: +27 12 420 6666
E-mail: [email protected]

Research Focus: Agrolandscapes research, large scale land acquisitions, environment and development, resource governance, project development and management, climate change resilience and adaptation, scenario planning.

If not an Environmental and Development practitioner, I would be a NURSE.

 

Dr Florence Opondo

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Agribusiness Management

Early Career Research Leader Fellowship (ECRLF)

 

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-12
Phone: +27 12 420 3251
E-mail: 
[email protected]za

Research Focus: Value chain analysis, commercialization of underutilized crops, market linkages and acceleration of agripreneurship

If not an Agribusiness Specialist I would be a VOLLEYBALL PLAYER

 

Prof Thomas Reardon

Extraordinary Professor 

Email: [email protected]

Research focus: Value chains 

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be UNEMPLOYED. 

 

 

 

Mr Terrence Sepuru

Research Assistant: Land Matrix Initiative

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-36
Phone: +27 12 420 4561
E-mail: [email protected]ac.za

Research Focus: Land use/cover change, Large-scale land acquisitions, Global environmental and climate change, Natural resource management, Sustainable development, GIS and Remote Sensing

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be a COMEDIAN.
 


Teaching Assistants

 

 

Ms Taaibah Miller

Teaching assistant in Agricultural Economics
LEK210 and LEK320

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-29
Phone: +27 12 420 3248
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

Mr Juan-Pierre Kotzé

Teaching assistant in Agricultural Economics
LEK220, LEK415

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-29
Phone: +27 12 420 3248
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

Support Staff

 

Ms Rose Ngwenya

Departmental Administrator

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-21
Phone: +27 12 420 3251
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

 

Ms Charlotte Kock

Departmental Administrator

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-30
Phone: +27 12 420 3601
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

 

 

Ms Yvonne Samuels

Departmental Administrator

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-17
Phone: +27 12 420 3246
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

 

 
 
Ms Christa van Loggerenberg

Administrative Assistant

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-24
Phone: +27 12 420 5740
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

 
 
 
Dr Daléne Flynn

BFAP Office and Administration Manager

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-4
Phone: +27 12 420 4583
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

 

Ms Sikhanyiso Mhaka

Administrative Assistant

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-21
Phone: +27 12 420 3251
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

 

 

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