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Dr Maxwell Mudhara and Colleagues Publishes New Book
The book, capturing lessons learned from their projects and titled Community Innovations in Sustainable Land Management: Lessons from the field in Africa, was launched on 28 September at the UN Environment headquarters in Nairobi. This book highlights the potential of a new methodology of uncovering and stimulating community initiatives in sustainable land management in Africa. Read more...
Prof Brian Purchase Responds to Prof Albert Modi's Article on Rural Poverty
Your article relating to rural life and agricultural opportunities (Sunday Times and Friends of UKZN Agriculture newsletter) could not go past me without evoking a desire to thank you for your positive input and your contribution to hope for the future. Read more...
Prof Brian Purchase is an UKZN alumnus and was the Director (CEO) of the Sugar Milling Research Institute in Durban from 1988 to 2003
Prof Albert Modi's Article, "Rural does not have to equal poor", Published in the Sunday Times Newspaper
FOR the past two decades or so, I have witnessed what I believe is a deterioration in the quality of life of rural people in South Africa. I observed this particularly in the Eastern Cape, where I was born and bred, and KwaZulu-Natal, where I was later "bred" through tertiary education and very close interaction with rural communities. Read more...
Article "Sunday Times" 25 September 2016
Seed Science Class take Lessons from Industry
The 2016 class of Advanced Seed Science and Technology took their practical lessons to ProSeed and Advance Seed on Thursday the 29th of September. The module is taken by 4th year and Honours students to learn about the biology, biotechnology and regulations related to seed science. Students are required to have a good background in plant science and they learn about the theory and practice of seed science. Read more...
Prof Albert Modi (Centre) and his students
UKZN and Biowatch Hold Round-Table Discussion
Staff in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) and Biowatch recently hosted a round-table discussion on the topic of ‘Strategies to support resilient farmer-led seed systems through the conservation and sustainable management of agrobiodiversity’. Read more...
Anglo-American visits Geological Sciences
A Distinguished Teacher and a Dean
SAEES would like to congratulate all students and staff who were officially recognized for their academic achievements during the annual Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, 19th of April, 2016.
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Global Change 2016
Year of Pulses