Agriculture

The Governance and Management of Commonages in three Small Towns in the Eastern Cape

Martens, C (2009), The Governance and Management of Commonages in three Small Towns in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, Masters thesis, Environmental Science, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.   Abstract Commonage is land that is usually found adjacent to a town, which is owned by the local municipality and acquired through state grants or, historically, through the church. Since […]

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The Koup Fencing Project: Community-led Job Creation in the Karoo

Nattrass, N, Conradie B and Conradie I (2014), The Koup Fencing Project: Community-led Job Creation in the Karoo, Sustainable Science Unit, Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town. CSSR Working Paper no. 345. Abstract This paper discusses a community-led fencing project in the Koup, an arid predominantly sheep farming district in the South […]

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The need for agricultural extension services for municipal commonage farmers

Atkinson, D (2007), “The need for agricultural extension services for municipal commonage farmers”, Journal of Agricultural Extension, vol. 36.   Abstract  The paper focuses on the agricultural skills of black and coloured “emergent” farmers using municipal commonage land in South Africa. This paper is based on in-depth interviews with 28 commonage users, undertaken in Philippolis […]

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The role of agriculture in poverty alleviation

J Kirsten (2008), “The role of agriculture in poverty alleviation”, ASSAF (Academy of Science of South Africa), Local Economic Development in Small Towns, Housing Delivery and Impact on the Environment, Pretoria.     Introduction World market prices for major food commodities such as grains, vegetable oils and dairy products are at an historic high, more than […]

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What is the appropriate level of aggregation for productivity indices?

Conradie, B, Piesse, J and Thirtle, C (2009), What is the appropriate level of aggregation for productivity indices? Comparing district, regional and national measures, Agrekon, Vol 48, No 1, March.   Abstract This paper examines the appropriate level of aggregation for the construction of total factor productivity (TFP) indices. The dataset covers the magisterial districts […]

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