Discussing Trends in Agricultural Economics Academia

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The University of Fort Hare’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, in collaboration with the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) and African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) recently held a seminar to exchange and disseminate new scientific information related to agricultural economics in the academic space.
The seminar titled: “Discussing Trends in Agricultural Economics Academia: A Focus on Mentorship” was held on the Alice campus. It provided a platform for post-graduate students, seasoned researchers, and emerging scholars to engage in discussions relating to the various factors that shape academic scholarship.
The speakers for the session included Dr Chiedza Tsvakirai from the University of South Africa; Dr. Nyarai Mujuru from Fort Hare; Dr. Patricia Acheampong from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Ghana; and Prof. Rose Nyikal from the University of Nairobi.
According to Ms Xatyiswa Kamanga, Administrator at the Department, during the session, participants explored how academics are adapting to the evolving demands of the workspace and shared valuable insights that promote research and teaching in this dynamic and interdisciplinary field