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Date: 2017
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10353/4813
Description: Since the end of Apartheid, the South African government has invested substantially in smallholder irrigation schemes, particularly in the former homeland areas. One of the primary goals for establish ... More
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Date: 2017
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10353/4846
Description: Although several studies have investigated commercial farmers’ risk preferences, there is still lack of information on the risk attitudes and risk preferences of smallholder farmers in South Africa. R ... More
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Authors: Jiba, Phiwe
Date: 2017
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10353/4705
Description: South Africa and other African countries are faced with high levels of food insecurity and poverty levels as a result of slow growth of the macro economy and weak or sluggish rural development. Irriga ... More
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Authors: Tafa, Sanelise
Date: 2017
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10353/2809
Description: Land degradation is a serious problem that many poor communities face and this worsens their vulnerability and therefore, poses a threat to food security, as it reduces yield, forces farmers to use mo ... More
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Date: 2017
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10353/5807
Description: In Lesotho, agriculture is the dominant activity and involves crop and livestock production, range management and forestry activities. The current climatic variability in the country has caused declin ... More
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Authors: Ngcobo, Lindiwe
Date: 2017
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10353/4694
Description: Rural development efforts to reduce poverty and enhance food security and generally improve livelihoods in developing countries continue to be constrained by high energy cost. For that reason, renewab ... More
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Authors: Zamxaka, Xolisa
Date: 2015
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: vital:11233
Description: South Africa and the rest of developing countries are faced with poverty and poor rural development. Rural participation in agricultural activities is one of the components that can be used to address ... More
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Date: 2015
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: vital:11232
Description: The adoption of the Millennium Development Goal 1(MDG 1) of reducing the rate of poverty to half of the 1990-level by 2015 has been a challenge faced by the developing countries including South Africa ... More
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Authors: Manzana, Sihle
Date: 2014
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: vital:11208
Description: This dissertation assesses the impact of animal traction on rural household food security. Since rural communities do not have sufficient agricultural capital to purchase improved agricultural technol ... More
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Authors: Chitsa, Gilbert
Date: 2014
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: vital:11216
Description: Albeit much effort having been put to review the performance trend of smallholder irrigation farmers in South Africa. However, there seems to be a paucity of information regarding the level of entrepr ... More
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Date: 2014
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: vital:11222
Description: A total of 120 structured questionnaires were administered to analyse marketing channels used by smallholder crop farmers, at Abaqulusi Municipality, Vryheid and KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa. ... More
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Date: 2014
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: vital:11210
Description: Maize is the most important cereal crop grown in South Africa. This crop is produced throughout the country under diverse conditions and in diverse environments. The study only focuses on technical ef ... More
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Date: 2014
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: vital:11209
Description: Most land is still state owned and is granted to users through traditional authorities. Even though the government has undertaken some programmes to reduce rural poverty and has initiated land reform ... More
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Date: 2014
Language: English
Type: Thesis
Identifier: vital:11221
Description: Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) is mainly composed of small-scale farmers with low production capacity and knowledge (ISRADS, 2004). The general problem is the performance of smallholder irrigation schemes, issu ... More
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