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Agricultural Management

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AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT

A Division of the Department of Agricultural Economics

Description: Petso Mokhatla - Coordinator: Centre of Excellence Tags: Petso Mokhatla, Coordinator, Centre of Excellence Coordinator: Centre of Excellence
Mr Petso Mokhatla
(M.Agric. student)
Tel.: 051 401 3551 or 2557 (message)
Email: mokhatlap@ufs.ac.za
 
     
 Description: Chrizna van der Merwe - Typist/Clerical assistant: Centre of Excellence Tags: Chrizna van der Merwe, Typist, Clerical Assistant, Centre of Excellence Typist/Clerical assistant for the Centre of Excellence
Ms Chrizna van der Merwe
Tel. 051 401 2557/3551
Email: vdmerwec@ufs.ac.za
 
     

 "The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win."
-- Roger Bannister, Runner  

Formal training
 
Formal training includes B.Agric., B.Agric.Hons. M.Agric. and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Management.

Research

A multidisciplinary systems approach is used and emphasises practical skills development in its practical and theoretical learning programmes in agricultural management.  The practical application of the systems approach demands cooperation with various other disciplines.  The systems approach to agricultural management is used in formal as well as in informal training in pursuit of the main purpose which is the increase in management efficiency of farmers/managers in order to ensure sustainable and profitable agricultural production.

We specialise in research on the economics of precision agriculture in South Africa.  Other research topics also include agricultural management strategies in technology transfer and adoption.

Informal training

Informal training includes a variety of short courses in for commercial farmers, namely Financial Planning and Management, Strategic Approach to Farming Success. Short courses presented to emerging farmers include Farm Management, Interprise Budgets, The Cashflow Budget, and Balance Sheet.  These courses are presented in three languages: Afrikaans, English and Sotho.

Last updated: 26 November 2010 13:54