Welcome to the Forest Science postgraduate programme:
The Forest Science Postgraduate Programme is coordinated by the SAFCOL Chair in Forest Management. While the program aims to train postgraduate students to be proficient in forest science and management, the emphasis is on environmentally sound and sustainable use and management of forest resources.
The programme has a multidisciplinary approach and is therefore open to students who come from a diversity of backgrounds, ranging from biological and agricultural sciences to even social sciences. There are 2 master's options offered: the traditional master's of Forest Science by research and a new part taught and research MSc Option: Forest Management and the Environment. Students can also register for a PhD Degree in Forest Science in their chosen area of specialisation.
Social Development Month (October) - 22/10/2014
Pro-poor strategies such as social grants, the national school nutrition programme and the expanded Public Works Programme, amongst others, reflect a better understanding in that the most vulnerable are assisted to break the poverty trap.
Limpopo’s tomato growers have to face up to climate change - 20/10/2014
Limpopo Province produces 66% of the total annual tonnage of tomatoes grown in South Africa. The province is also deemed particularly vulnerable to the impact of climate change, partly because it is exposed to extreme weather events. A new study demonstrates the extent to which current climate change scenarios are likely to impact tomato production and proposes possible methods for farmers to mitigate the impact.
Walking the tightrope - 20/10/2014
Twenty first century organisations can be as large and powerful as countries, yet the communication and knowledge revolution has shrunk the planet and its people into a global village. These extremes of size and a shifting environment force organisations to walk a tightrope balancing people, planet and profit.
UP conducts validation trial for IDEXX’s new pregnancy test for cows - 17/10/2014
Improved pregnancy rates among cattle mean greater profitability for dairy and beef farmers. IDEXX, an international company dealing with diagnostic products in animal health, recently approached the University of Pretoria with a request to conduct a project to assist in devising reliable, cost-effective methods for diagnosing pregnancy in cattle. This led to the bovine pregnancy test validation trial, which is being conducted in the South African dairy industry.