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Enhancing the contribution of small-scale growers in the sugar industry.
In the South African Sugar Industry, small-scale sugar cane growers outnumber large-scale growers by more than 10:1. They farm approximately 33% of the total area planted to sugar cane, but produce approximately 10% of ...
Rural livelihoods in south-eastern Zimbabwe : the impact of HIV/AIDS on the use and management of non-timber forestry products.
Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) constitute an important source of livelihood for most poor rural households and communities in Zimbabwe. NTFPs also serve as a vital livelihood safety net in times of hardship. An important ...
Determinants of herd productivity in Botswana : a focus on land tenure and land policy.
This study attempts to identify factors responsible for determining differences in the productivity of cattle managed by communal and private livestock farmers in the southern region of Botswana during 1999/2000. It is ...
An economic analysis of the demand for resources and the supply of output in South African agriculture.
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The significance of women empowerment on rural livelihood outcomes among irrigation and dry-land farming households in Msinga, South Africa.
Women are major players in ensuring households‘ wellbeing in most rural areas of developing countries, including South Africa. The capacity to improve the livelihoods of their households is hampered because they are ...
Rural economic growth and small-scale poultry production : the economic and technical constraints.
Small-scale commercial poultry enterprises are often used in development projects to (a) improve food self-sufficiency, and (b) to generate income. The analysis of survey data gathered from the rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal ...
An economic study of the technology of harvesting and transport systems used in clearfelling Acacia mearnsii, Eucalyptus grandis and Pinus patula.
Objectives of this thesis are to project the description and supply of Black labour in the forestry industry of southern Africa, survey harvesting and transport systems used overseas and locally, select and adapt a ...
Market participation, channel choice and impacts on household welfare : the case of smallholder farmers in Tanzania.
Markets and improved market access plays an important role in improving rural incomes of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan African countries, particularly in Tanzania. Despite this, participation of smallholder farmers ...
Returns on agricultural research and development in the South African sugar industry.
The lack of information on returns to R&D is considered a handicap to effective decision-making by policy-makers and managers in agricultural commodity organisations. Results of studies reported in the literature, mostly ...
The role of the farmer's wife in farm management.
Despite the fact that the farming profession is largely dominated by men, the farmer's wife contributes significantly to the farm business. The contribution of the farmer's wife can vary from "holding the fort" on one ...