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Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development


Johann Kirsten
Professor and Head of Department
BSc (Agric) (Hons) (Stell), MSc (Agric), PhD (UP)

 

Johann Kirsten, is Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development at the University of Pretoria. He has published 112 articles in peer reviewed journals as author and co-author and also co-edited 4 books. A total of 51 master’s students and 20 PhD students completed their studies under his supervision. His main research interests relate the commercialisation of farming in poor communities, land reform, and agricultural policy in general. Recently his research focus also include aspects related to price transmission and the role of market power in supply chains and the economics of origin based foods. He served as a council member of the National Agricultural Marketing Council in South Africa from 2001 to 2011. He also served as the Vice-President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists for the period 2006 – 2009. 

Office:
Room 2.22 Agricultural Annex
Phone: (+27 12) 420 3248
Fax: (+27 12) 420 4958
E-mail: johann.kirsten@up.ac.za

Postal address:
Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development
University of Pretoria
Private bag X20 Hatfield
PRETORIA 0028
South Africa

Research fields:
Land reform, agricultural development, agricultural policy, food security

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