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PhD Student in Agriscience, Stellenbosch University

Hamond Motsi is a PhD student at the Faculty of Agrisciences, Stellenbosch University interested in sustainable agriculture and agricultural development in Africa. He writes as a columnist in diverse digital and physical news media on this subject in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Hamond's research focuses on nature-based solutions to adapt and mitigate climate change with a particular focus on biofuels, soil organic amendments such as manure and biochar and forest restoration. Some of his work has been published in peer-reviewed articles.

Hamond holds an MSc in Agronomy (cum laude) from Stellenbosch University, BSc Hons in Crop Science, and BSc in Crop and Soil science (cum laude), both from the University of Fort Hare.


  • –present
    PhD Student in Agriscience , Stellenbosch University


    Stellenbosch University , MSc Agriculture in Agronomy (distinction)


  • 2022
    A review on sweet sorghum adaptive capacity on improving food security and poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa, 1