Mr. Obvious Mapiye

Stellenbosch University

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Mr Obvious Mapiye holds a National Diploma in Agriculture (2007), BSc Hons degree in Agriculture (2012) and an Executive Certificate in Project and Programme Monitoring and Evaluation (2012) from the University of Zimbabwe. He also obtained an MSc Sustainable Agriculture degree from Stellenbosch University (2017). Mr Mapiye worked for various farming businesses as a manager looking into the general management of the farming projects and marketing of produce (2007-2012). He worked for humanitarian organisations- Catholic Relief Services (CRS) (CADEC-CSAFE project) (2003) and the Zimbabwe Agricultural Income and Employment Development (Zim-AIED) funded by US-AID and implemented by Fintrac Incl as a Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant (2013-15). Currently, Mr Mapiye is PhD candidate (Sustainable Agriculture) (1st year) in the Department of Animal Science at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. His research program focuses on the development of sustainable and resilient systems of improving livestock production and marketing. His current project involves the creation and conceptualisation of a ‘management database system’ (computer and phone application) that can be used by emerging beef cattle farmers in South Africa for sharing extension messages.


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