Lerato Ramafoko, Agbiz Centenary Bursary recipient for 2019.

Agbiz has awarded the Agbiz Centenary Bursary for 2019 to 24-year old Lerato Ramafoko who has completed a BSc Agriculture degree with an agricultural economics major, at North-West University. Lerato is now enrolled at Stellenbosch University for a master’s degree in agricultural economics with Prof Nick Vink as her supervisor. Her proposed research will focus on the trade-off relationship between food security and the environment.

Lerato has an exceptional academic record and her lecturers commended her for her eagerness to learn, her dedication to her work and her ability to tackle new challenges.

Agbiz established the Agbiz Centenary Bursary in recognition of Agbiz members who have celebrated  100 years of existence. The following agribusinesses deserve recognition for a century (or more) of service to agriculture:

  • BKB
  • OVK
  • Overberg Agri
  • Santam Agriculture
  • VKB
  • NWK (110 years)
  • Senwes (110 years)
  • Suidwes Landbou (110 years).

The primary objective of the annual bursary, worth R35 000, is to promote postgraduate research at masters or PhD level in agribusiness related fields. Agbiz is proud to be associated with and to support the research of Agbiz Centenary Bursary holders. – Press release