Wishing the remarkable Prof Hassan well on his new calling
Posted on March 03, 2020
With immense pride and a measure of sadness, the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development bid Prof Rashid Hassan, Emeritus Professor and former founding Director of the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) adieu.
Tackling HIV through Better Nutrition in Africa
Posted on January 15, 2020
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) are still global problems, with Africa remaining as the most affected continent. In this region of the world, according to UNAIDS data almost 500,000 deaths in 2018 were associated with HIV and AIDS related diseases...
UP’s Prof Frans Swanepoel recognised for creating impact for Africa’s agricultural development
Posted on December 10, 2019
Professor Frans Swanepoel, Fellow at the Centre for Advancement of Scholarship and Director: International Strategic Partnerships, was recently honored by RUFORUM during its 15th AGM in Ghana for his significant contributions in pursuit of excellence in higher education in Africa and creating...
University of Pretoria: Striving to Feed 10 Billion People by 2050
Posted on December 05, 2019
One year ago United Nations Academic Impact announced the inauguration of the UNAI SDG Hubs, UNAI member institutions selected as exemplars for their innovative scholarship and engagement related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) who serve as resources for best practices for the UNAI...
Consensus studies as a vehicle to ensure ethical evidence-based policy guidance
Posted on December 04, 2019
Scientific enquiry and the communication of science are essential to achieving universal goals related to development. The issue of the ethical conduct of science is sharply under focus concerning the contemporary demand for evidence-based policy.
UP Vice-Chancellor Professor Tawana Kupe to receive honorary doctorate from Michigan State University
Posted on November 26, 2019
UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate in the Humanities by Michigan State University (MSU) on 13 December.
Celebrating 8 years of research excellence
Posted on November 25, 2019
November 13th and 14th 2019 marked a bittersweet moment for the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development. Sweet because the two days were a celebration of the research done, the PhD students graduated, the capacity built and the policy implications made. Bitter...
UP and partners awarded grant to evaluate South African sodium targets for processed food
Posted on November 21, 2019
The University of Pretoria and its partners have been awarded a grant to evaluate how well the South African food industry is complying with sodium targets for processed foods, and to develop monitoring systems around mandatory sodium targets in such foods.