Prof Linus Franke 

Prof Angelinus Franke

Associate Professor and Academic Head in the Department of Soil, Crop, and Climate Sciences

T: +27 51 401 2212



I am an agricultural researcher with a particular interest in combining detailed agricultural research on crop production systems in sub-Saharan Africa with wider questions about agricultural sustainability, food security, and how these are impacted by climate change. Most of my research is based on a combination of empirical fieldwork and quantitative approaches (statistics and modelling). I act as the editor-in-chief of the South African Journal of Plant and Soil. Besides this, I am an associate editor for Land (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute). Furthermore, I am the Academic Head of the Department of Soil, Crop, and Climate Sciences at the UFS.

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