Bulisani Lloyd Ncube

Bulisani Lloyd Ncube
University of Cape Town | UCT · Department of Environmental and Geographical Science

PhD in Environmental and Geographical Sciences

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Introduction
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.
Additional affiliations
August 2012 - present
Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation
Position
  • Regional Programme Officer
Description
  • Managing a USD 51.9 million portfolio of Swiss investments in the Food Security domain with a specific focus on seed systems, disaster risk reduction and resilience programming in South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe). -Specifically, monitoring and steering the second phase of the SADC/WFP RVAA programme for Southern Africa; the Markets and Seeds Access Project in Zimbabwe and Zambia; the Seed and Knowledge Initiative project covering Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia and
January 2011 - July 2012
Joint Aid Management
Position
  • Manager
Description
  • 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
Tearfund
Position
  • Area Coordinator
Description
  • 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
Education
May 2016 - May 2021
University of Cape Town
Field of study
  • Environmental and Geographical Sciences
March 2013 - December 2014
University of the Western Cape
Field of study
  • Land and Agrarian Studies
January 2008 - December 2009
Eastern University
Field of study
  • Organisation Leadership

Publications

Publications (5)
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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...
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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...
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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...
Working Paper
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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...
Thesis
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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...

Projects

Projects (2)
Project
This study focuses on the relationship of smallholder farmers’ seed systems to their seed security and food security at household level. High seed insecurity and food insecurity has been noted amongst smallholders in the southern Africa region and particularly in rural Zimbabwe. Farmers’ farming practices, a limited asset base, unsustainable livelihoods and climate variability further aggravate this situation. The seed systems adopted by smallholder farmers have implications for their seed security, and food security outcomes. The hypothesis is that smallholders’ informal seed systems have a positive contribution to seed security and food security of farming households. This overarching hypothesis will be explored through an assessment of the farming systems production levels, seed systems, and agricultural support systems available for smallholder farmers in Chimanimani district.