Our Team

Academic Staff

Prof Sheryl Hendriks

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

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.

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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.

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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, non-tariff barriers, trade regulations, regional integration and agribusiness management.

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

 

 

Dr Selma Tuemumunu 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 sustainable development.

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

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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.

 

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.

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Dr Joe Stevens

Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Extension

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

Research Focus: 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 Enoch Owusu-Sekyere

Lecturer in Agricultural Economics

Email: [email protected]

Research Focus: Agricultural economics, applied microeconomics, consumer behaviour, food policy, food security & safety, ecological footprint assessment, econometric modelling, technology adoption, impact evaluation and animal welfare

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

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Dr Lerato Phali

Lecturer in Agricultural Economics

E-mail: [email protected]za

Research Focus:  Development economics and finance, food security, and policy assessment.

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be a MECHANICAL ENGINEER

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Dr Claire Chagwiza

Lecturer in Agricultural Economics

E-mail: [email protected]

Research Focus:  Impact evaluation, technology adoption and livelihoods, development finance, agricultural cooperatives, values chains, agricultural and rural development

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be a CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT

 

Visiting Researchers and Extraordinary Staff

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.

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Prof Suresh Chandra Babu

Extraordinary Professor and IFPRI Senior Research Fellow


Phone: +240 602 0809
E-mail: [email protected] 

Research Focus: Econometrics, extension program management, research methods, food security and nutrition policy.

If not an Economics researcher, I would be a YOGA AND MEDITATION TEACHER.

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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.

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Dr Katrin Glatzel

Extraordinary Lecturer in Agricultural Economics

E-mail:  [email protected]

Research Focus:  Rural and Agricultural Development, Food Systems Transformation, Climate-Water-Food Nexus.

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be a CRIMINAL  PSYCHOLOGIST

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Dr Getaw Tadesse

Extraordinary Lecturer in Agricultural Economics

E-mail:  [email protected]

Research Focus:  Agricultural Trade, Markets, Value Chains, and Cooperatives; Program Impact Evaluation

If not an Agricultural Economist, I would be a FARMER

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Support Staff

Ms Rose Ngwenya

Departmental Administrator

Office: Agricultural Annex Room 3-21
Phone: +27 12 420 3251
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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