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Joyce Chitja, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

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Joyce Chitja is an experienced agricultural scientist and food security expert with a rich understating of agriculture in South Africa especially challenges in the small-scale farming sector. Her experience ranges from research in organic production, agricultural development, land reform, the land claims process and its challenge. She has been the Director of Operations at the Regional Land Claims Commission in 2008. Her current research areas include Food Security in relation to: organic farming production, small-scale farmer value chains, water and livelihoods, gender & agriculture, land reform and vulnerability.

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