6 Results for 'Department of Agricultural Economics, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein'

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

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

Keywords: drought, livestock, rainfall, financial risk, management, Raindex.  

Po. Risk Management Of Livestock During Drought In South Africa Through Raindex: The Case Of Kuruman

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

For many developing countries, the agricultural sector is still the main employer, especially for women, and particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. The causes of poverty are complex and often superficially understood. As a result, efforts to resolve these problems are frequently ...Read More

PR – Linking Rural Economies With Markets – An Institutional Approach

The South African government initiated the land reform program in 1994, which is facilitated by the Department of Land Affairs. The land reform programme has three divisions, namely redistribution, restitution and land tenure. The main objectives of land reform since its inception ...Read More

Strategies For Successfully Settling Farmers In South Africa

This paper presents an irrigation farm management tool, SALMOD (Salinity And Leaching Model for Optimal irrigation Development), that calculates the profit maximizing crop enterprise composition and irrigation management options for farm specific soil type, drainage status and irrigation system composition ...Read More