Research Officer - Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Economics, Market economic analysis, Food security, Development Economics; Land tenure security, Poverty trends and trade dynamics analysis.
Before joining IWMI, Bhekiwe was a researcher at HSRC for 3 years working under the Economic Performance Development unit. She mainly worked on the assessment of Food and Nutrition Security information systems at national and local level, the Land Size and Efficiency Simulation (LSES) Project and the Innovation Partnership for Rural Development Programme ( IPRDP). Through these projects, Bhekiwe developed significant experience and skills for rural socio-economic transition more especially working in marginalised communities. She also worked with the National Marketing Agricultural Council, under the National Red Meat Development Programme- linking communal farmers to high value markets.