Prof Johann Kirsten

Prof. Johann Kirsten



BSc Agric- University of Stellenbosch – 1983
BSc Agric Hons- University of Stellenbosch – 1985
MSc Agric – University of Pretoria – 1989
PhD – University of Pretoria – 1994

Career History:

Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Economist

South African Embassy London, England: Agricultural Attaché

University of Pretoria: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Professor and Head of Department

Bureau for Economic Research at the University of Stellenbosch: Director

Community Involvement:

Served as a council member of the National Agricultural Marketing Council in South Africa from 2001 to 2011 and was also appointed by the Minister of Agriculture as Chair of the Food Price Committee during 2003/4. Elected as the Vice-President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists for the period 2006 – 2009. Published 6 books and 120 peer-reviewed articles and supervised 25 PhD and 60 master’s students. He has been working with Karoo sheep farmers for more than 10 years and was the mastermind behind the legislative process to get legal protection for Karoo Lamb and also to establish a certification mark for this well-known iconic South African food.

Portfolio hold in Casidra:

Audit and Risk Committee
Remuneration Committee