A Division of the Department of Agricultural Economics

"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 BAgric, BAgric Hons, MAgric, and a PhD in Agricultural Management.


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.

  • Description: Agricultural Economics Keywords: Petso Mokhatla, Coordinator, Centre of Excellence
    Coordinator: Centre of Excellence
    Mr Petso Mokhatla (MAgric student)
    T: +27 51 401 3551/2557 (message)
  • Description: Agricultural Economics Keywords: Chrizna van der Merwe, Typist, Clerical Assistant, Centre of Excellence
    Typist/Clerical assistant for the Centre of Excellence
    Ms Chrizna van der Merwe
    T: +27 51 401 2557/3551


Elfrieda van den Berg (Marketing Manager)
T: +27 51 401 2531


Dilahlwane Mohono (Faculty Officer)
T: +27 58 718 5284

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