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An institutional analysis of South Africa's new cooperative act : evidence from selected case studies in KwaZulu-Natal.
Cooperatives are a means through which farmers may gain economic power by reducing unit transaction costs associated with production, marketing and distribution of products. In South Africa, cooperatives are promoted as a ...
Improving access by smallholder farmers to organic crop supply chains : evidence from the Ezemvelo Farmers' Organization, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
The 48 members of the Ezemvelo Farmers' Organisation (EFO) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa (SA), that were fully-certified as organic farmers were surveyed during October-December 2004 to assess their perceived level ...
Sustaining a rental market for arable land in the communal areas of KwaZulu-Natal.
In the communal areas of KwaZulu-Natal (hereafter referred to as KwaZulu 1 ), most households have little incentive to farm and land is cultivated extensively as farms are uniformly small, and food and income can be ...
Adoption of hybrid maize seed, fertilizer and machinery technologies by communal farmers in KwaZulu-Natal.
This study investigates the characteristics of technology adoption by small-scale farmers, notably the factors influencing the adoption of hybrid maize seed, inorganic fertilizer and machinery technologies. The study also ...
Economic evaluation of a transport development programme for small-scale cane growers.
The recent deregulation measures in the South African sugar industry have the effect of removing most of the previous restrictions to entry faced by potential small-scale cane growers. To accommodate the current and ...
Institutional and governance factors influencing the performance of selected smallholder agricultural cooperatives in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
This dissertation investigates the impact of institutional and governance factors on the performance of 10 selected smallholder agricultural cooperatives (case studies) in KwaZulu- Natal (KZN). All the selected cooperatives ...