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Potential of Jozini smallholder cattle farmers to progress from subsistence to commercial cattle farming for enhanced rural livelihoods.
Globally, livestock contributes significantly towards domestic production and household food security. Smallholder farmers are cited to won large livestock numbers compared to commercial farmers, especially in South Africa. ...
Assessment of the contribution of smallholder agriculture to rural household food security in Sekhukhune District, Limpopo Province.
While South Africa appears to meet its national food requirements, access to food at household level remains a challenge for 14.3 million South Africans. Paradoxically, the majority of households with inadequate or severely ...
The role of rural youth in the smallholder farming sector: challenges and opportunities in Okhahlamba Local Municipality, South Africa.
Smallholder farming is seen as an important vehicle through which the goals of addressing poverty, food insecurity and unemployment can be achieved. However, factors such as adverse climatic conditions, shortage of labour ...
Evaluation of the microbial aspect of rural small-scale dairy farmers raw milk handling practices from production to utilisation.
Milk is an essential source of nutrients for human beings and animals and can provide benefits socially and economically for poor households. Food security, nutrition, livelihoods, resilience and poverty alleviation for ...
Effects of canning on the nutritional composition and consumer acceptance of African leafy vegetables.
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The assessment of the role of social assets in building climate change adaptation : implications for household food security and livelihoods.
Rural livelihoods are diverse and dynamic, often aimed at managing risk, reducing vulnerability and enhancing food security. In South Africa, rural households pursue different livelihood strategies based on available ...
An investigation into the role of irrigated gardens in filling the food gap in Kavango East region, Namibia.
Kavango East region is facing insufficient food for most of its community, especially in the rural areas since 2012. This is attributed to climate change which induces, in most cases, drought and floods. The Government of ...
Effects of collective action on market participation and food security among smallholder farmers in Msinga Local Municipality.
Smallholder farmers have little to no access to lucrative markets due to poor infrastructure, lack of government services, market information, and higher transaction costs. The government, policymakers, and non-government ...
Farmers’ perception and adaptation to climate change: case study of vulnerable areas in uMhlathuze Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Global climate change has become a crucial concern, with smallholder farmers in developed countries being the most vulnerable In Africa, especially Sub-Saharan Africa, the majority of smallholder farmers cultivate crops ...
Exploring farming systems and the role of agroecology in improving food security, productivity and market access for smallholder farmers.
Most smallholder farming areas in developing countries including South Africa are inhabited by resource constrained farmers, many of whom lack appropriate technologies. The farmers have largely had little education and up ...