Agricultural & Nutritional Sciences
Prof Hassan was born in Sudan in 1953. He holds BSc (1977) and MSc (1982) degrees in agric. economics from University of Khartoum, Sudan, and MSc (1988) and PhD (1989) degrees in economics from Iowa State University, USA. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of Pretoria. He served as Professor and founding Director of the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) till 2016. Previously worked at the CSIR in S. Africa, CIMMYT International in east Africa, and University of Juba, in Sudan.
Main research expertise covers the economics and policy of agriculture, natural resources and environmental management with current special interest in environmental accounting, climate change economics and sustainable management of natural ecosystems, particularly the economics and policy of governing the commons.
Served as member of many national and international Boards & Science Councils including: The UN Committee for Development Policy, The CGIAR Science Council, GEF Science and Technical Advisory Panel, Science Panel and Working Group Co-Chair of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Climate Change of the UN CFS, Academic Advisory Panel for the World Development Report (WDR 2009) on climate change, Stockholm Resilience Centre Board, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Science Advisory Council, Human Sciences Research Council of SA Board. Research Fellow of the Economic Research Forum (ERF), Senior Fellow of ZEF at Bon University, Senior Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists. Founding Chief Editor of the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and associate editor and member of editorial Boards of many international journals and has published over 160 articles and chapters and 14 books.