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Prof Henry Jordaan
Associate Professor
Agricultural Economics
10A 1.104
Agricultural Economics
IB 58
051 4019648
Agriculture Building: Block 1 1.128

Short CV

Henry Jordaan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics. He completed his PhD in 2012, with a thesis titled "New Institutional Economic analysis of emerging irrigation farmers food value chains". His research interest is in the sustainable use of freshwater for food production, with special emphasis on water footprint assessment. Dr Jordaan is also interested in the entrepreneurial development of smallholder farmers, especially smallholder irrigation farmers, with the aim to establish and develop viable farming businesses.  


See attached CV.

Publications (Short List)

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Research projects Dr Jordaan is currently involved in include:

- Assessing the water footprint of selected fuel and fibre crops in South Africa (WRC K5/2553//4)

- Water footprint as sustainability indicator for table and wine grape production (K5/2710//4)

- Entrepreneurial development for establishing small farming businesses and employment by youth in rain-fed crop farming (WRC K5/2789//3)



Area(s) of Interest

Sustainable water use for food production;

Water Footprint Assessment; 

New Institutional Economics;

Value chain analysis

Courses Presented

AGEC1634 - Business Functions

AGEC2614 - Farm Planning and Management

AGEC6815 - Advanced Production Economics

AGEC6800 - Research Project (Honours in Agricultural Economics)

AGMA6800 - Research Project (Honours in Agricultural Management)


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T: +27 51 401 2531

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