Wilson Akpan, a Ford Foundation Scholar, is currently Full Professor of Sociology and Acting Dean of Research at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa. An environmental and development sociologist, he has an extensive body of published scholarly work, much of which has focused on Africa and African rural economies. Among his most influential works are ‘Local’ Knowledge, ‘Global’ Knowledge, ‘Development’ Knowledge: Finding a New Balance in the Knowledge Power Play (2011) and Soil Erosion and Dam Dividends: Science Facts and Rural ‘Fiction’ around the Ntabelanga Dam, Eastern Cape, South Africa (2014). Professor Akpan has published over 100 public commentary articles in an international magazine and recently guest-edited a special issue of the journal South African Review of Sociology.Professor Philani Moyo is the Director of the University of Fort Hare’s Institute for Social and Economic Research (FHISER), South Africa. A University of Leeds alumnus, he is a development sociologist and has published extensively on climate change, food security, rural and urban livelihoods. He sits on the Editorial Boards of a number of journals, including the Review of African Political Economy. He is also a member of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) and a former General Secretary of the South African Sociological Association.