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Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development

Permanent Faculty Staff

Prof Johann Kirsten
Head of Department  
                                                                            
Prof Rashid Hassan
Director: Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA)     
                                          
Prof Charles Machethe
Director: Postgraduate School for Agricultural and Rural Development

Prof Andre Louw
ABSA Chair in Agribusiness Management

Prof Ferdi Meyer 
Director: Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP)

Prof Chris Blignaut
Professor

Prof Sheryl Hendriks
Professor

Dr Eric Mungatana
Senior Lecturer

Dr Andre van der Vyver
Senior Lecturer

Dr Fanie Terblanche
Senior Lecturer

Dr Joe Stevens
Senior Lecturer

Dr Tsakanie Ngomane
Senior Lecturer

Dr Babatunde Abidoye
Senior Lecturer

Dr Frikkie Liebenberg
Senior Lecturer

Mmatlou Kalaba
Lecturer

Marlene Louw
Lecturer


Visiting Staff

Dr Ward Anseeuw
Research Fellow from CIRAD

Dr Magalie Bourblanc
Research Fellow from CIRAD  


Extra Ordinary Professors

Prof Gerhard Coetzee

Specialist Advisor: Inclusive Banking, ABSA and
Professor: Centre for Inclusive Banking in Africa, University of Pretoria

Prof Pat Westhoff
University of Missouri, USA

Prof Luc de Haese
University of Gent, Belgium

Prof Collin Thirtle
Imperial College, London, UK

Prof Phil Pardey
University of Minnesota

Prof Hans Binswanger
Extraordinary Professor

Prof Thomas Jayne
Visiting Professor

Prof Greg Hertzler
Extraordinary Professor


Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr Marnus Gouse
Post Doctoral Fellow


Dr Folaranmi D Babalola

Post Doctoral Fellow

Lindsay Trapnell
Post Doctoral Fellow


Contract Research and Lecturing Staff

Dr Lovemore Rugube

Senior Lecturer

Melissa van der Merwe
Lecturer and Researcher

Danie Jordaan
Lecturer and Researcher

Tracy Davids
Lecturer and Researcher

Deon Scheepers
Lecturer and Researcher


Administrative Staff
  

Zuna Botha
Departmental Administrator

Yvonne Samuels
Departmental Administrator

Dalene du Plessis
 
CEEPA, Programme Coordinator 

Dalene Flynn
BFAP Administrative Assistant

Christa van Loggerenberg
Administrative Assistant


Tutors/Assistant Lecturers


Ikageng Maluleke
Tutor

Anel Jansen van Vuuren
Tutor

Stoffel Labuschagne
Tutor



Research Assistants