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Bulisani Lloyd Ncube currently attached to the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, University of Cape Town. Bulisani does research in Socioeconomics, Livelihoods, Seed security and Food security. His current project is 'Linkages between smallholders' seed systems to seed security and food security' of which he completed his PhD in 2021 on a study entitled: Analysing the relationship between food security and seed security. The case of Chimanimani district, Zimbabwe.
January 2011 - July 2012
Joint Aid Management
- Providing managerial and technical support in the design, monitoring and evaluation of JAMs’ International programs and projects in Africa (including South Africa, Mozambique, Angola, South Sudan, and Nigeria). Working with country representatives to conduct assessments, baselines, end-lines and developing proposals on country priority development and relief issues. Designing of programs/projects and on-going monitoring systems to track key program and project indicators and benchmarks. Provid
September 2010 - November 2010
- Area Coordinator
- Managing a multi-funded (ECHO, DFID-BSF, WFP, UNICEF) emergency program of USD5 million covering Agriculture, Food security and Nutrition, Health and WASH. Providing leadership to sector managers to ensure program objectives and indicators are met in Agriculture, food security, Nutrition, Health and WASH. Providing on-going monitoring and assessments to ensure that projects are on track and providing timely corrective action. Preparation of program proposals and budgets for onward submission to
October 2007 - August 2010
- Group Leader
- Managing a national level USD 10 million portfolio of USAID Food for Peace Title 2 (C-SAFE programme) and WFP (Protracted relief programme) funding. Provided guidance and leadership to regional and sectoral food aid coordinators to ensure objectives of each program are met. Led the process in project design, proposal writing, budgeting process, and engaging donors during negotiation processes. Liaison and meeting government departments, donors (USAID, WFP) C_SAFE and other stakeholders for the p
Introduction: Interventions aimed at improving the seed security of smallholder farmers do not always yield positive results. Governments, donors, and other actors have neglected local seed systems as they are assumed to be incapable of addressing farmers' seed challenges. Instead, external actors use seed aid and formal seed provisioning outlets,...
This article focuses on the socio-economic differentiation of smallholder farmers in New Forest Irrigation Scheme. Smallholder irrigation schemes are seen as a way of alleviating poverty and contributing to economic growth. Although smallholders are lumped together as a homogenous group, the study of New Forest Irrigation Scheme shows diversity amo...
Small-scale irrigation schemes provide a worthwhile livelihood for smallholder farmers, though those farmers struggle to obtain a guaranteed and consistent market for their produce. This article focuses on constraints and opportunities that different types of smallholder irrigation farmers in South Africa have in meeting requirements of fresh produ...
This paper discusses institutional support systems available to New Forest irrigation farmers focusing on agricultural extension services and the irrigation cooperative. The current operations of agricultural extension and irrigation cooperative do not meet the expectations of New Forest irrigation farmers, as they feel neglected. For extension to...
The Beneficiary Assessment (BA) process was conducted in Swaziland and Lesotho from February to May 2015. Beneficiary Assessment involves active engagement of beneficiaries in understanding their context, their needs and priorities in project planning and implementation (SDC 2013; Salmen 2002). This provides an understanding of the project from th...
This study explored the production and livelihoods of smallholder farmers in irrigation schemes in South Africa. The particular focus has been on the farming styles of smallholder farmers, the impact of irrigation scheme production on their income and livelihoods, and the issue of smallholder social differentiation. The New Forest irrigation scheme...