Postharvest Extension Officer

In the year 2004, Natasha studied agriculture in the Western Cape. During the July holidays, she worked in a citrus packhouse in Letsitele. In the December holidays, she worked for that same producer, but in the orchards. After her diploma, she did seasonal work for an importing company in the United States. She returned to South Africa, where she worked as a technical manager for an exporting company in the northern regions of South Africa. Natasha returned to Letsitele and worked both the production unit and in the packhouse. After 5 years in Letsitele, she decided to get marketing experience for two seasons. After noticing that marketing wasn’t for her, she returned to technical assistance for an exporting company in the Marble hall / Groblersdal region for almost 9 seasons. Pursuing her studies again and moving down to the Eastern Cape, Natasha will focus on citrus postharvest and the needs of packhouses. She works as an extension officer in the Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Northern Cape.

QUALIFICATIONS

National Diploma Agricultural Management (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)

BTech Agriculture (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)

BAgric  Extension (University of Pretoria)

MAgric Sustainable Agriculture (University of the Free State)

AVCASA (Tshwane University of Technology)