Affiliation: Stellenbosch University
Countries: South Africa

Frans Swanepoel is Deputy Director of the African Doctoral Academy at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Council Member of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC), member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), and former Senior Director Research Development at the University of the Free State. He held an appointment as Senior Fulbright Fellow at the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD), Cornell University, USA (2008-2009), and has been appointed as Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for African Development (IAD) at Cornell University. He is currently completing a book on the Restructuring of Agricultural Education and Training (AET) in Africa, co-funded by the Rockefeller and Kellogg Foundations, for publication by Cambridge Scholars Publishing as part of the IAD Book Series. He obtained his degrees [BSc Agric, BSc Agric (Hons) and MSc Agric] all three with distinction. He holds a PhD in Animal Breeding from the University