9 Results for 'Grové, B.'

PR – DETERMINANTS OF COST EFFICIENCY OF SMALLHOLDER FARMERS: THE CASE OF RAISIN PRODUCERS FROM SOUTH AFRICA

Abstract: The aim of this paper was to contribute to the limited body of knowledge on the factors that affect the cost efficiency of smallholder farmers from South Africa to help smallholder farmers to maximise their return from farming activities ...Read More

PR – DETERMINANTS OF COST EFFICIENCY OF SMALLHOLDER FARMERS: THE CASE OF RAISIN PRODUCERS FROM SOUTH AFRICA

Abstract: The main objective of the study is to investigate the impact of Precision Agriculture practices on the margin and risk of a farming enterprise and the combination of enterprises as a whole- farm business in comparison to Conventional Farming. ...Read More

PR – EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE RISK TRANSFER AGAINST SHORT TERM CROP INSURANCE AS A HAIL RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

Abstract: Farmer-to-farmer skills transfer activities are recommended as a strategy to improve the technical efficiency of the farmers. However, research failed to explain how farmers should identify their peers; and whether the same individual would be considered a peer for ...Read More

PR – EFFICIENT RESOURCE USE AND FARMER-TO-FARMER SKILL TRANSFERS: THE CASE OF EKSTEENSKUIL RAISIN PRODUCERS, SOUTH AFRICA

The strict rules and regulations associated with supplying agricultural products to commercial agri-food chains often contribute to the exclusion of smallholder farmers from the formal market. New Institutional Economics theory is used in this paper to investigate the way how ...Read More

PR – Smallholder Farmers Participating In Commercial Agri-food Chains: Learning From Eksteenskuil Raisin Producers

Small livestock farmers in South Africa suffer from increasing losses due to predation. Predation losses increased to such an extent that small livestock farming in not viable any more in certain small livestock producing areas. The objective of this study ...Read More

PR – Factors Affecting Small Livestock Predation In The Western Cape Province Of South Africa

The use of modern marketing strategies to minimize risk exposure is not a widely adopted practice amongst maize producers. The producers tend to use high risk strategies which include the selling of the crop on the cash market after harvest; ...Read More

PR – Evaluation Of Basic White Maize Pricing Strategies Vs Spot Market Pricing Strategies (p467-476)

The main objective of this paper is to demonstrate how data envelopment analysis (DEA) and production function analysis are combined to evaluate the input usage decisions of technically inefficient maize producers and to estimate potential yield gains from reallocating inputs. ...Read More

PR. Estimating Input-specific Recommendations For Technically Inefficient Crop Farmers

A two-step econometric approach is employed to investigate the factors that influence the forward pricing behaviour of Vaalharts maize producers. The first step is to analyse the adoption decision with a binary sub-model, while the second step is to model ...Read More

PR – Investigating Factors Affecting The Forward Pricing Behaviour Of Vaalharts Maize Producers: A Two-step Econometric Approach

The main objective of this paper is to demonstrate how data envelopment analysis (DEA) and production function analysis are combined to evaluate the input usage decisions of technically inefficient maize producers and to estimate potential yield gains from reallocating inputs. ...Read More