South Africa - 4 researchers

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    Posted on May 9th, 2014

    Written by Paul Bordoni

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    Paul Bordoni

    Paul Bordoni

    paul_bordoniPosition: Research Fellow, Seed and knowledge systems
    Working at: Bioversity International and University of Cape Town
    Work Address: Department of Environmental & Geographical Science, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7700

    Phone: +27 (0) 81 8490365
    Personal Website: Paul Bordoni’s profile on Bioversity’s web site
    Research Activities: I am carrying out research in Zambia (Barotse) and South Africa with the aim to understand and analyse how small scale farming communities perceive, manage and make decisions about farming practices in an environment permeated by two different systems of maize; traditional and small scale farmer bred varieties on one hand and modern commercial (hybrids and, possibly GMOs) varieties on the other. Overall my interest lies in understanding the value and contribution of diversification as an instrument for livelihood improvement, how it supports the concepts of sovereignty and of self-determination.

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    Posted on October 29th, 2013

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    Soul Shava

    Soul Shava

    Soul ShavaPosition: Senior Lecturer
    Work Address:
    UNISA, Department of Science & Technology Education, PO box 3923, UNISA 0003
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    Personal Website: See Dr. Soul Shava’s profile on UNISA web site
    Research Activities: 
    Traditional Agrobiodioversity use and conservation in southern Africa. Dr Soul Shava is an environment and sustainability education specialist. He holds a PhD in Environmental Education from Rhodes University, South Africa. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Education in the Department of Science and Technology Education at the University of South Africa (UNISA).

    Dr Shava has research interests in Indigenous Knowledges, particularly their representation in knowledge generation processes at the interface of modern institutions and local communities and their application in community development contexts and environmental education processes in southern Africa; community based natural resources management (CBNRM), socio-ecological resilience; climate change; green economy; intangible cultural heritage; sustainable agriculture, traditional agribiodiversity conservation; and the use of traditional crops and indigenous food plants by local communities to achieve food security and resilience to climate change impacts.

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    Posted on October 17th, 2011

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    Clinton Carbutt

    Clinton Carbutt

    Position: Protected Area Scientist
    Work Address: PO Box 13053 Cascades 3202
    Phone: +27 338451468
    Personal Website: www.kznwildlife.com
    Research Activities: A variety of interests and sub-fields relating to high elevation floristics, nutrient ecology of alpine grasslands, global change impacts on mountain systems and the conservation of temperate grasslands, protected area expansion and protected area management effectiveness.

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    Working at: Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
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    Posted on September 29th, 2011

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    Moses-Nhlanhla Nene

    Position: Doctoral Candidate
    Work Address: P.O. Box399, CORONATION, 3107, South Africa
    Phone: +27 724711829
    Research Activities: The study investigates the influence of inter-organisational elements that can stimulate Food Retail Companies (FRCs) and Primary Agricultural Co-operatives (PACs) to sustain their partnering capacity for optimal mutual provision of skills, resources, opportunities for innovation, and access to markets that the FRCs and PACs would otherwise be unable to obtain if it were not partnering. (more…)

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