The Standard Bank Centre for Agribusiness Leadership and Development, funded by Standard Bank of South Africa for a three-year period, started its operations as one of the initiatives under the University's HOPE Project in April 2010. The focus is on strategic leadership and transformation in agribusiness. The Centre gained prominence in the wider agricultural environment and agribusiness community through its research activities and leadership laboratories, and is viewed as a well-established entity in the Faculty of AgriSciences.
The Centre participates in postgraduate teaching in agri-management and development at the PhD and Master's level in the Department of Agricultural Economics. The research programme focuses on case studies in agricultural transformation, competitiveness and food security management, and the linking of new farmers/smallholders to commercial agri-food value chains.
Outreach activities, focusing on transformational issues in the South African agribusiness environment include short course programmes; The Agri-Leadership Laboratory and an African Agricultural Leadership Programme:
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