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A study of land rental markets and institutions in communal areas of rural KwaZulu-Natal.
Most rural households in KwaZulu engage in wage employment and have little incentive to make good use of their arable land for crop production. Crop incomes are low relative to off-farm incomes and many households find ...
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 analysis of the impacts of monetary policy on South African agriculture.
A general equilibrium, simultaneous equations model was constructed to analyse the impacts of monetary policy on South African agriculture via the interest rate, exchange rate, inflation and real income. Annual data ...
The impact of social grants on rural households' incentives to farm, market participation and farm entrepreneurship : evidence from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
While there is general consensus on the need to reduce poverty and food insecurity in Africa, considerable debate exists on the effectiveness of transfers, such as social grants, in attaining these goals. The concern is ...
Expenditure elasticities and growth linkages for rural households in two study areas of KwaZulu-Natal.
Expenditure patterns were investigated to determine the potential impact of a widespread income shock on household expenditure and to estimate the potential for growth linkages to spur agriculture-led growth in two ...
Adoption and economic assessment of Integrated Striga Management (ISM) technologies for smallholder maize farmers in Northern Nigeria.
The agricultural sector plays a crucial role in Nigeria. According to a recent report released by the Food and Agriculture organisation and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the agriculture sector contributed only ...
Entrepreneurial development pathways for smallholder irrigation farming in KwaZulu-Natal : typologies, aspirations and preferences.
Smallholder irrigation in South Africa is strategically recognized as an important sector in addressing rural poverty, food insecurity and rising youth unemployment. However, despite the government’s efforts and huge ...
Revealed preference analysis of consumers' switching behaviour towards rice brands in Nigeria.
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Evaluating farmers' and consumers' acceptance of new cooking banana hybrids in Uganda : micro-economic analysis and policy implications.
Banana is an important world food crop supporting the food security and livelihoods of millions of smallholders in tropical countries of Africa, including Uganda. Despite the crop‟s importance in Uganda, its productivity ...