The Centre for
Empowerment (CRCE) has been established by the University of
Limpopo in 2000. It is the outreach arm of
School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
CRCE mission is to
bring together development actors and the University of Limpopo (UL)
community for a sustainable livelihoods development process in
the Limpopo Province.
to improve the sustainability of the small scale
family farming in the Limpopo Province and to produce a knowledge out
of the process.
development processes and events through visual aids and
other printed materials to access all kinds of audience.
rural development stakeholders
at local, provincial and international levels. CRCE recognizes that
peer exchanges and interaction at all levels allow to better learn and
a challenging reality.
CRCE has identified four pilot sites - Mafefe, Ga-Mothiba,
Makgofe, Ga-Sekororo - in the Limpopo Province where it
interacts with local stakeholders to adress the complex challenge of
local reality. Technical
innovations are combined with organizational
development. Participatory approaches are widely use.
CRCE consists of a core team of two professionals and two field assistants who are supported by
academics. The team collaborates closely with government institutions, NGO activists and
Prof. NM Mollel
Head of the Department of Agricultural Extension.
Area of Interest:
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development.
Area of Interest:
Member of PELUM (Participatory Ecological Land Use Management) Association SA;
Task Team member of Limpopo PROLINNOVA-SA.
CRCE Assistant Coordinator.
Area of Interest: Video production; Secretary of PELUM Association-SA;
Task Team member of Limpopo PROLINNOVA-SA; Member of the Agricultural Research for Development In-House Committee.
Field Assistant in Ga-Mothiba - organizes and facilitates farmers activities on behalf of CRCE in Ga-Mothiba.
Area of Interest: Member of PELUM Association-SA;
Facilitating Participatory Innovation Development at Ga-Mothiba; Former Chairperson of the Mothiba Youth Forum.
Field Assistant in Mafefe - organizes and facilitates farmers activities on behalf of CRCE in Mafefe.
Area of Interest: Member of PELUM Association-SA; Facilitating Participatory Innovation Development in Mafefe village.
CRCE offers internships
for postgraduate students.