Dr. Thulasizwe Mkhabela

Dr. Thulasizwe Mkhabela

Dr. Thulasizwe Mkhabela
Educator & Farmer
South Africa

Dr. Thulasizwe Mkhabela was born in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and raised in Swaziland. An agriculturist with agricultural economics; economics; soil science; and monitoring & evaluation qualifications. He is an experienced lecturer and researcher in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Soil Science with a focus on commercial farmers and value chain development (agribusiness & food – agri-food sector) who has published widely on these subjects. Good knowledge of issues relating to agribusiness, food security, rural development and agriculture and policy-related issues in Southern Africa and Africa as a whole. His research interest include: small-scale farmer and rural development (linking farmers to markets); food security; efficiency and productivity studies in agriculture; market access for farmers and monitoring and evaluation of developmental interventions.

Thulasizwe holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics (Econometrics) from the Stellenbosch University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Economics from University of Cape Town, amongst other qualifications. Thulasizwe has worked for Stellenbosch University as Lecturer; National Agricultural Marketing Council as a senior researcher; Department of Agriculture–KZN both as a senior researcher – Soil Science and Deputy Director: M&E; Department of Social Development- Western Cape as a Deputy Director: M&E; AFRICA LEAD (USAID-Funded Food Security and Agribusiness Organization) as Southern Africa Training and Institutional Liaison Manager; Agribusiness Development Agency as Chief Operations Officer & acting CEO. He has recently been elected as Vice-President of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA) and is currently a Senior Lecturer Extraordinaire for the Department of Agricultural Economics at Stellenbosch University and acting CEO for the Agribusiness Development Agency (ADA).

Thula is also a member of several high level committees such as the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Project Brokering Unit (PBU); Economic, Social and Infrastructure Development Technical Cluster of the KZN Executive Council (Cabinet); National Agro-processing Forum; etc.

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Town: Kloten Zurich (ZH)
Postcode: 8302
Country: Switzerland

 

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ADIC 2017 Switzerland

ADIC 2017 focuses on mobilising investors for Agriculture and Tourist sectors in Africa. While discussions will be centered around these key sectors, both there secondary sectors and value chains such as hospitality, energy, storage, transportation, SCM etc., will be covered.

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