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The nexus of crop and income diversification, commercialisation and household welfare: empirical evidence from Ethiopia.
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The integration of freely available medium resolution optical sensors with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery capabilities for American bramble (Rubus cuneifolius) invasion detection and mapping.
The emergence of American bramble (Rubus cuneifolius) across South Africa has caused severe ecological and economic damage. To date, most of the efforts to mitigate its effects have been largely unsuccessful due to its ...
Economic analysis of determinants of grain storage practices and implications on storage losses and household food security in Makoni and Shamva Districts in Zimbabwe.
Despite notable advances in grain storage practices, many smallholder farmers in southern Africa still rely on traditional practices for storing staple crops such as maize. Traditional storage practices do not offer adequate ...
Appropriate institutional and contractual arrangements for the marketing of organic crops produced by members of the Ezemvelo Farmers' Organisation in KwaZulu-Natal.
The Ezemvelo Farmers’ Organisation (EFO) is a certified organic smallholder group in KwaZulu-Natal province (South Africa) that exists as an institution to improve smallholder access to niche markets by reducing unit ...
Distortion of incentives for farm households in KwaZulu.
KwaZulu is a less developed region of South Africa. Low agricultural incomes have contributed to widespread poverty in the region. Despite intense population pressure on the land, arable resources are underutilized. ...
Economic analysis of crop production in Lesotho : a household-based programming approach.
Agriculture in Lesotho is a key sector and a major source of employment within the country, with approximately 85 percent of the population living in rural areas. Crop farming is characterised by a high proportion of ...
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 ...
An economic analysis of the demand for resources and the supply of output in South African agriculture.
No abstract available.
Tenure security and productivity in the Zimbabwean small farm sector : implications for South Africa.
Within the context of sub-Saharan Africa's rising population growth rate and declining agricultural productivity, there is much debate about whether communal land tenure institutions are a constraint on agricultural ...
Risk preferences and soil conservation decisions of South African commercial sugarcane farmers.
In this study commercial sugarcane farmers' risk preferences are measured and tested, amongst other factors, as determinants of their soil conservation decisions. Motivation for this research stems from ongoing erosion ...