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.

 

 

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 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 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 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.

 


Research and Other Staff
 

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 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

 

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]

 

 

 

 

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