Agriculture

A comparison of the performance under field conditions of woolled and mutton sheep flocks in a low rainfall region of South Africa

Conradie, B and Landman, A (2013), A comparison of the performance under field conditions of woolled and mutton sheep flocks in a low rainfall region of South Africa, Sustainable Science Unit, Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town. CSSR Working Paper no. 331.   Abstract This paper investigated the relative financial performance of […]

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Alternative crops and ideas for the entire Western Cape

Taylor, S (2009), Alternative crops and ideas for the entire Western Cape, Presentation to the Department of Agriculture, Western Cape, Agribusiness and Climate Change conference June 17 – 18.   Introduction – Climate Change basics Globally climate change is accelerating (IPCC AR41) and African countries are being urged to start adapting now. Africa has been warned […]

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Breaking down barriers: Policy gaps and new options in South African land reform

Doreen Atkinson (2010), Breaking down barriers: Policy gaps and new options in South African land reform, in J Daniel, P Naidoo, D Pillay and R Southall (eds), South Africa in Crisis: Development or Decline? The New South African Review 1, Wits University Press, Johannesburg. The book can be purchased on abebooks.com: http://www.abebooks.com or contact the […]

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Collective action dynamics and product reputation

Bienabe, E; Kirsten JF and Bramley, C (2013). Collective action dynamics and product reputation. Chapter 3 in: Bramley, C; Bienabe, E and Kirsten JF (eds) (2013) Developing Geographical Indications in the South: The Southern African Experience. Springer, Dordrecht.   Abstract This chapter aims to analyse how the quality and reputation dimension is built and sustained […]

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Commonage in Philippolis. Masters in Sustainable Agriculture

Mogoere, MM (2010), Commonage in Philippolis. Masters in Sustainable Agriculture mini-thesis, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.   BACKGROUND In the south western provinces of South Africa, municipalities own vast tracts of agricultural land. This phenomenon is primarily found in rural towns in the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape and the Free State. Many municipalities inherited public land […]

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Determining South African consumers’ willingness to pay for certified Karoo lamb

Van Zyl, K, Vermeulen, H and Kirsten, JF (2013). Determining South African consumers’ willingness to pay for certified Karoo lamb: An application of an experimental auction. Agrekon 52 (4):1-20.   Abstract Changes in the features of food demand and consumption have moved from the mass consumption model towards an increasing qualitative differentiation of products and […]

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Emergent farmers, local knowledge and the implications for land reform

Atkinson, D and Buscher, B (2005), Emergent farmers, local knowledge and the implications for land reform: A profile of commonage users in Philippolis, Free State, Unpublished report, Centre for Development Support, University of the Free State.   Introduction and background It is a curious phenomenon that modern municipalities in the southern provinces of South Africa own […]

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Explaining declining agricultural total factor productivity in the Karoo districts of the Western Cape

Conradie, B, Piesse J, Thirtle, C, Vink, N and Winter, K (2013), Explaining declining agricultural total factor productivity in the Karoo districts of the Western Cape, 1952 to 2002, Agrekon, vol. 52, supplement 1. ABSTRACT Conradie et al. (2009a and 2009b) identified the Central Karoo as the worst performing area in the Western Cape, but […]

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From on-farm to own farm?

Atkinson, D, Pienaar, D and Zingel, J (2004), From on-farm to own farm? The role of farm worker unions in land reform in South Africa, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, for the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO). Unpublished report.   Introduction This report forms the South African Country Study of a comparative regional study being […]

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Goat production in the Northern Cape: What are the impacts of farmer training?

Burgess, A (2009), Goat production in the Northern Cape: What are the impacts of farmer training? MBA thesis, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.   Introduction After many international sessions, meetings, conferences and debates the world is faced with the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), resolutions taken at the Millennium Summit where world leaders committed themselves to eight goals to be attained […]

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