Best final year student in Agricultural Economics - Chikomborero Chiobvu
Posted on November 19, 2020
Miss Chikomborero Chiobvu won the AEASA/Prime Africa Award for the best final year student in Agricultural Economics during the 2020 Natural and Agricultural Sciences’ annual exceptional achievers function for top performing students. We have asked her to reflect on her journey as a student...
Blended learning techniques # Blend, share and learn
Posted on November 11, 2020
The increased demand from ‘techno savvy’ student population requires a change in approach to learning, thus driving blended learning. I started using blended learning techniques in a module on Environmental and Resource Economics for the Collaborative Masters Programme in Applied and...
UP study finds key lesson for rural innovation - develop innovations with communities and not for communities
Posted on October 20, 2020
Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa commit resources to promote agricultural innovations. This is based on the assumption that rural livelihoods are mainly agricultural and that the innovations will increase agricultural production and household income.
As resources come under pressure from...
Three UP researchers elected to Academy of Science of South Africa
Posted on October 16, 2020
Three internationally renowned researchers from UP's Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences - Professor Roumen Anguelov, Professor Andre Ganswindt and Professor Sheryl Hendriks - have been elected to the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).
Well done September graduates!
Posted on October 01, 2020
Welcome to the prestigious list of graduates of our Department. During the September 2020 graduation ceremony 1 PhD, 9 Masters, 2 Honours and 3 Bachelor students graduated from our Department.
Dr Tsakani Ngomane appointed to lead agricultural extension in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development
Posted on September 01, 2020
The Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Tsakani Ngomane as Director of the Department’s Extension Programme from 1 September2020. Dr Ngomane’s appointment is a strategic step for the Department and the...
What drives policy reform? A cross-country review of micronutrient policy change in Malawi, South Africa, and Zambia
Posted on June 11, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated the sluggishness of governments in addressing significant development challenges. This is especially true for the areas of food security and nutrition. Our recently published paper highlights bottlenecks in the policy process that stall effective implementation.
Food safety in informal food hubs takes a back seat because of Covid-19
Posted on June 11, 2020
The informal food sector in South Africa fulfils an essential role in the fight against hunger and is a R360-billion a year industry. But it has been walloped by the national lockdown, which has had a severe impact on the 70% of residents of informal settlements who buy from these traders.