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Title Unlocking markets to smallholders : lessons from South Africa / edited by Herman D. van Schalkwyk [and others]
Published Wageningen : Wageningen Academic Publishers, [2012]
©2012
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Description 1 online resource (268 pages)
Series Mansholt publication series ; 10
Mansholt publication series ; 10
Contents Market access, poverty alleviation and socio-economic sustainability in South Africa / Ajuruchukwu Obi, Herman D. van Schalkwyk and Aad van Tilburg -- Strategies to improve smallholders' market access / Aad van Tilburg and Herman D. van Schalkwyk -- Influence of institutional and technical factors on market choices of smallholder farmers in the Kat River Valley / Bridget Jari and Gavin Fraser -- Technical constraints to market access for crop and livestock farmers in Nkonkobe Municipality, Eastern Cape province / Ajuruchukwu Obi and Peter Pote -- Smallholders and livestock markets / Jan A. Groenewald and André Jooste -- Unlocking markets to smallholder farmers: the potential role of contracting / Jan A. Groenewald, Jacobus Klopper and Herman D. van Schalkwyk -- Food retailing and agricultural development / Lindie Stroebel and Herman D. van Schalkwyk -- Unlocking credit markets / Jan A. Groenewald and Andries J. Jordaan -- Governance structures for supply chain management in the smallholder farming systems of South Africa / Ajuruchukwu Obi -- Smallholder market access and governance in supply chains / Aad van Tilburg, Litha Magingxa, Emma V. Kambewa, Herman D. van Schalkwyk and Alemu Zeruhin Gudeta -- Factors unlocking markets to smallholders: lessons, recommendations and stakeholders addressed / Aad van Tilburg and Ajuruchukwu Obi
Summary "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"--Publisher's description
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 em
Analysis Smallholder farmers
Institutional and technical constraints
Unlocking markets
Strategies to improve market access
Governance in supply
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Farms, Small -- Government policy -- South Africa.
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- South Africa.
Form Electronic book
Author Van Schalkwyk, Herman Daniel.
ISBN 9789086861682 (electronic bk.)
9086861687 (electronic bk.)
9086861342
9789086861347