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Dr. Saul Ngarava


Utrecht University

Saul Ngarava is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University. He was previously Senior Researcher within the Risk and Vulnerability Science Centre (RVSC), one of four in South Africa funded by Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and National Research Foundation (NRF), involved in global and climate change related research. He has accumulated meaningful if not impressive experience in publishing quantitative research, conducting survey research, lecturing and tutoring, and student supervision. During his time at the University of Fort Hare, Dr Ngarava has served as a research assistant in four multi-disciplinary research teams. In these positions, he analysed quantitative and qualitative data, serving as co-author of two technical reports for South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs. Since completing his PhD in 2019, he has published 40 journal articles and 7 book chapters. In these research outputs, he was the sole author in 5 journal articles and 1 book chapter, first author in 13 journal articles and 3 book chapters, as well as co-author in 20 journal articles and 3 book chapters. In the 2 technical reports, he was a co-author. Dr Saul Ngarava has made 13 conference presentations to date, and in September 2018 his paper entitled, "Impact of Livestock Development Programmes on Production and Risk: Case of the Kaonafatso ya Dikgomo (KyD) Livestock Scheme, South Africa,” won first prize for best orally presented paper at the 56th Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA) conference. He has also been involved with community engagement activities such as administration of the Science Week on “Harsh realities of Climate Change” in the Eastern Cape ; delivering lectures on food security to unemployed youth in Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality, Eastern Cape Province; administration of the FET and GET Eastern Cape Provincial Quiz Competitions on Economics since 2019 until recently when it was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic; and community garden training in Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality, Eastern Cape. He is also a member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA) and the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE). Dr Ngarava holds a PhD and MSc Agricultural Economics (University of Fort Hare) as well as MBA (National University of Science and Technology).

Dr. Saul Ngarava
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