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Does gender affect land-access, water-access and food security among smallholder farmers? : A case of Msinga local municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
While South Africa may be food secure as a country, large numbers of households within the country, particularly female-headed households, are food insecure. Unequal distribution of agricultural production resources between ...
Perceptions of barriers to market participation among three farmer groups in rural KwaZulu-Natal.
There has long been evidence that many smallholder farmers can benefit from marketoriented agriculture. However, smallholder farmers often face a number of barriers to accessing the markets. Smallholder market access is ...
Determining the potential for smallholder organic production among three farming groups through the development of an empirical and participatory decision support tool.
Organic farming is increasingly viewed as a plausible production system for sustainable agriculture for smallholder farmers. However, there is not enough scientific evidence and knowledge to advocate certified organic ...
Collective farming : elements constituting an effective agricultural co-operative, the case of three co-operatives in the Umgungundlovu district.
Collective smallholder farming has been widely promoted as a vehicle for smallholder agricultural development in South Africa. As a result, agricultural co-operative registrations in South Africa are increasing. However, ...
The practice, constraints and perceptions of improving soil quality through manure application : a case study of three smallholder farmer groups.
Land degradation and soil nutrient depletion have become serious threats to agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa. Soil fertility depletion in smallholder areas has been cited as the fundamental biophysical cause ...
Qualitative evaluation of smallholder and organic farmer decision support tool (DST) and its improvement by inclusion of a disease management component.
Historically, South Africans, particularly small-scale farmers have had little support and hence lack tools and information when faced with production decisions. Information plays an important role in enlightening people, ...