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Family Farming Knowledge Platform

University of KwaZulu-Natal UKZN

Type of Organization: University
Areas of work: Education
Region: Africa
Country: South Africa
Description:
The School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences has a three part mission of teaching, research and community engagement. The School strives to provide a learning environment that prepares students to acquire skills necessary for meeting societal needs. It seeks to produce wholesome graduates who are not only technically qualified, but also have the critical and creative thinking skills to give them the competitive edge in the workplace. The School has had a significant influence on this continent for over sixty years – from pigs, poultry, papaws and pecans through to farm finance, fuel and food security; it is engaged with local farmer communities and organizations for purposes of research and extension.