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Mansholt Publication Series

Unlocking markets to smallholders

Lessons from South Africa

Editors: van Schalkwyk, H.D., Groenewald, J.A., Fraser, G.C.G., Obi, A., van Tilburg, A. (Eds.)

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  • This book develops a policy framework and potential institutional responses to unlock the relevant markets for smallholders
  • Documents the key findings of a study designed to investigate the institutional and technical constraints to smallholder agriculture in selected areas of South Africa
  • Consists of contributions by the five editors and both colleagues and (former) PhD students of the University of the Free State as well as former MSc students of both the University of the Free State and the University of Fort Hare
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This book assesses the institutional, technical and market constraints as well as opportunities for smallholders, notably, emerging farmers in disadvantaged areas such as the former homelands of South Africa. Emerging farmers are previously disadvantaged black people who started or will start their business with the support of special government programs. Public support programs have been developed as part of the Black Economic Empowerment strategy of the South African government. These programs aim to improve the performance of emerging farmers. This requires, first and foremost, upgrading the emerging farmers skills by providing access to knowledge about agricultural and entrepreneurial practices. To become or to remain good farmers they also need access to suitable agricultural land and sufficient water for irrigation and for feeding their cattle. Finally, for emerging farmers to be engaged in viable farming operations, various factors need to be in place such as marketing and service institutions to give credit for agricultural inputs and investments; input markets for farm machinery, farm implements, fertilizers and quality seeds; and accessible output markets for their end products. This book develops a policy framework and potential institutional responses to unlock the relevant markets for smallholders.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Market access, poverty alleviation and socio-economic sustainability in South Africa

    Pages 13-33

    Obi, Ajuruchukwu (et al.)

  • Strategies to improve smallholders’ market access

    Pages 35-58

    Tilburg, Aad (et al.)

  • Influence of institutional and technical factors on market choices of smallholder farmers in the Kat River Valley

    Pages 59-89

    Jari, Bridget (et al.)

  • Technical constraints to market access for crop and livestock farmers in Nkonkobe Municipality, Eastern Cape province

    Pages 91-112

    Obi, Ajuruchukwu (et al.)

  • Smallholders and livestock markets

    Pages 113-131

    Groenewald, Jan A. (et al.)

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eBook 41,73 €
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  • ISBN 978-90-8686-168-2
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Unlocking markets to smallholders
Book Subtitle
Lessons from South Africa
Editors
  • Herman D. van Schalkwyk
  • Jan A. Groenewald
  • Gavin C.G. Fraser
  • Ajuruchukwu Obi
  • Aad van Tilburg
Series Title
Mansholt Publication Series
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers
Copyright Holder
Wageningen Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-90-8686-168-2
DOI
10.3920/978-90-8686-168-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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