Appointment of Mr Tinashe Chavhunduka will join SACAU on the 1st of September as Programme Officer – Regional Commodity Platforms. Tinashe holds a Master’s and an Honours degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Pretoria. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Management and a Certificate in Quality Assurance and has worked in the agricultural sector in both Zimbabwe and South Africa. Prior to joining SACAU, he worked for Fairtrade Africa as a Business Development Advisor, responsible for supporting producers and farm workers in the implementation of programmes and projects to address social and economic development challenges in South Africa.
He also worked as a Programme and Policy Officer for the Department for International Development (DFID) and prior to that was a Project Manager at National Emergent Red Meat Producer’s Organisation (NERPO) where he was responsible for emerging farmer support and development programmes. His major areas of research interest include agricultural policy, agribusiness, smallholder agriculture and rural development, food security, climate change and land reform. Tinashe has published in peerreviewed journals and book chapters. SACAU welcomes him to the team!