Vacancies and Bursaries in the Agricultural Economics Field

The following page is dedicated to vacancies and bursaries in the Agricultural Economics field. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of the opportunities currently available in the sector. The vacancies and bursaries shared on this list are those that has been sent directly to our Department by the various companies and stakeholders.


Vacancies in the Agricultural Economics Field

25 October 2018

Potatoes South Africa (PSA), a non-profit company, was established to serve, protect and promote the interests of the South African potato industry. PSA has a position available for an Information Specialist to provide production and marketing expertise.

For more information please read the vacancy description on their website.


13 June 2018

We are glad to announce that the World Bank Young Professionals Program will be opened for applications from June 14 – July 31, 2018 and that we are scheduled to have a Facebook Live event on Wednesday to promote the YPP. Please disseminate the announcement as you see fit.

Please refere to the link for the Application Procedure: World Bank Young Professionals Program

WB Young Professionals Program opens for application on June 14th - The World Bank Young Professionals Program is a premier global recruitment program and is a unique opportunity for exceptionally talented young professionals (born on October 1, 1986 or after) with a passion for international development to contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. We are looking for candidates that have a Master’s Degree plus three years of relevant experience or candidates that are in their last year of a PhD. The Program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to the World Bank's Operations such as: economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, and natural resource management.

WB Young Professionals Program Facebook Live Event - On June 13th at 10:00 am (EST) join us for a live event on the WB Facebook page WB representatives from Human Resources as well as some recently-hired Young Professionals will take your questions about this program. Join us in this live event and learn more about this exciting employment opportunity. For more information or to sign up for reminders for the event please go to


31 May 2018

Agribusiness Expert

The following vacancy has been advertised at FARA

Vacancy Announcement: Agri-business Expert: Ref: FARA/ad/agribuz/2018. 

Deadline for submission of EOI is June 21, 2018


18 May 2018

Agricultural Economist: Vinpro

Our client Vinpro is the independent service organization that renders specialist services to South African wine producers and represents them on various forums. They currently have an opportunity for a dynamic individual to manage the agricultural economics function at their organization.

The position entails, inter alia:
• Maintaining study groups at primary production level
• Undertaking viability and other economic studies at production and cellar level
• Writing agricultural economics articles for wine industry publications
• Representing the organization on certain forums/committees
• Handling of agricultural economics enquiries
• Updating agricultural economics industry norms, as well as the costing guide
• Presenting lectures and preparing presentations for producer and information days
• Close liaison with viticulturists, soil scientists, the organization’s BEE advisory service and information service
• Presentations and industry reviews to the management and members at cellars.

Their ideal candidate is a highly motivated and creative person who can function independently and does not shy away from challenges. He/she must have the ability to address audiences autonomously and with ease and to communicate fluently in English and Afrikaans (verbally and in writing). In addition, a BSc/B. Com degree (Agricultural Economics) or related qualification is called for, as well as a background and strong skills in information systems. Knowledge and experience of the wine industry and agricultural economics related services, supplemented by proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint and good interpersonal, organizational and presentation skills will strengthen the application.

A competitive salary, including the full range of fringe benefits in keeping with an established company, is offered.

In accordance with Vinpro’s employment equity plan, preference will be given to candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.

Closing date: 31 May 2018

If no feedback is received within two weeks after the closing date, candidates may accept that their applications were not successful.

Applications: [email protected]


24 April 2018

Manager: Trade

A postgraduate degree in Agricultural Economics or related field. 3-5 years’ experience in management. Knowledgeable on the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act of 1996 (MAP) Act will be an added advantage. A good background of trade policy and trade negotiations and their evolution over time (unilateral, bilateral, regional, continental and multilateral).

For more information on this please follow the link.

Please forward your applications to [email protected], closing date: 06 May 2018. If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date, please note that your application was unsuccessful.


20 March 2018

Junior trader position at Louis Dreyfus
Your main responsibilities will be the marketing of grain and working with farmers. They are looking for a dynamic hard working individual with basic SAFEX knowledge, it will be a bonus if you passed your SAFEX exam. Minumum requirement is a BCom or BSc in Agricultural Economics.
For more information contact Heinrich Barnard directly - [email protected]


Junior trader position at FR Waring
Junior trader position at a FR Waring (in Durban) available. They arelooking for a dynamic individual, with good Excel skills who can handle a highly stressful environment and who are willing to work hard.
If you are interested in this please contact Almarie Nordier directly - [email protected]


Area manager position at SA Canegrowers
SA Canegrowers has three area manager positions available. Please see the official advertisement for more information on the criteria and how to apply.


Postgraduate Opportunities in the Agicultural Economics Field

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Bursaries in the Agricultural Economics Field

25 October 2018

Information for the Agbiz Centenary Bursary for post graduates is available on their website. The closing date is early December 2018. Don't miss out on this opportunity.


5 June 2018

Please visit the following link for bursaries at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries


14  May 2018

More information on the bursary by the Citrus academy in the poster below.

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