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An economic analysis of the demand for resources and the supply of output in South African agriculture.
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Economic analysis of supermarkets as a marketing channel choice for fresh produce smallholder farmers in Eswatini.
The growth of supermarkets in Eswatini has been dominated by South African supermarket chains that typically have access to established procurement channels from South Africa. Whilst some supermarkets do procure some fresh ...
Improving access of low-income people to formal financial services : evidence from four microfinance organisations in KwaZulu-Natal.
The first aim of this research was to examine the current financial technologies, outreach and fmancial viability over time (from 1997 to 2002) of four MFOs providing agricultural, microbusiness and consumption credit ...
The institutional economics of cultivated mushrooms in Swaziland : a study on value chains, transaction costs and collective action.
This study focuses on commercial mushroom production, a relatively new economic activity in Swaziland that seeks to assist rural-based small-scale farmers to diversify and improve their economic independence and livelihoods. ...
Marketing constraints faced by communal farmers in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa : a case study of transaction costs.
Farmers engaged in small-scale agriculture in Africa generally have limited access to factors of production, credit and information. Empirical studies throughout the African continent have shown the extent to which high ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...