Soilless farming project at Bredasdorp Park is growing

Soilless Farming

Nooitgedacht Fresh Produce at Bredasdorp Park uses soilless and organic farming to produce healthy, nutrient rich vegetables and herbs, on a reduced farm footprint, and in doing so spread awareness of the use of the technology to inspire others. The need for vertical production at Bredasdorp Park stems from a board decision to support food…

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Trailblazers graduate with an MSc in Food and Nutrition Security

Food scientist

Alison Barr, Hlanzeka Mpanza and Anja Lategan will forever go down in the annals of Stellenbosch University (SU) as trailblazers. They are the first three students to graduate with an MSc degree in Food and Nutrition Security from the institution, after the programme was first launched in 2017. Mpanza is a nutritionist, while Barr and…

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Stellenbosch University’s agriculture team to help Malawian farming find a new focus

Tobacco farming

Stellenbosch University (SU) partnered with institutions in the US and Malawi to help Malawian economy find a new focus and become less dependent on tobacco farming. The Faculty, and its Department of Agricultural Economics in particular, is a partner in the Centre for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi (M-CAT). Other partners include the University of Minnesota…

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Faculty of AgriSciences grows from strenght to strenght

Faculty of AgriSciences

Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of AgriSciences grows from strenght to strenght.During the December graduation ceremony, a total of 247 students in the faculty received their first degree, 10 received post-graduate diplomas and 13 students received HonsBSc degrees. Furthermore, 31 Masters degrees and 15 PhDs were awarded in the faculty. Dr Lara Alexander, a food scientist, investigated…

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Prof Nick Vink earns coveted Chancellor’s Award

Prof Nick Vink

Eminent agricultural economist, Professor Nicholas (Nick) Vink, earns the coveted Chancellor’s Award after two decades of eminent for community interaction and research. He is the Chair of the Department of Agricultural Economics in the Faculty of AgriSciences at the university. Vink is acknowledged for his continuously excellent achievements and research outputs over the years. He…

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SU launches SA’s first centre for food safety

Food safety

Efforts to support food safety in South Africa received a significant boost when Stellenbosch University (SU), in conjunction with Tiger Brands, launched the on-campus Centre for Food Safety (CFS) recently. This new centre, the first of its kind in the country, will be a unique applied food science research consortium comprised of scientists working at…

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