38 Results for 'University of the Free State'

PL3.1_Panel_3_PR – RECONCILING AGRICULTURE AND HEALTH – AN INTERNATIONAL PRODUCER PERSPECTIVE

Panel Session Abstract: Healthy agriculture isn’t only about consumer health and environmental sustainability. How are some of the leading producers from around the world remaining competitive and resilient while maintaining healthy business practices, healthy relationships, a healthy mind and a ...Read More

PL3.1_Panel_3_PR – RECONCILING AGRICULTURE AND HEALTH – AN INTERNATIONAL PRODUCER PERSPECTIVE

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 – A DECISION SUPPORT MODEL FOR THE ADOPTION OF PRECISION AGRICULTURE PRACTICES

Abstract: Currently biofuels are not yet a reality in South Africa, mainly because of barriers to entry such as high feedstock prices and the delayed biofuels industrial strategy. Various attempts to create a biofuel policy were done in the past ...Read More

PR – MACRO ANALYSIS OF SORGHUM ETHANOL PRODUCTION IN SOUTH AFRICA

Abstract: The main objective of a cattle feedlot is to maximize profit, to ensure a consistent supply and future sustainability. The feedlot industry produces nearly 70% of the total beef consumed in South Africa (BFAP, 2013). The industry has a ...Read More

PR – A DECISION SUPPORT MODEL TO ASSIST CATTLE FEEDLOTS IN DETERMINING THE PROFIT MAXIMIZING FEEDING PERIOD FOR DIFFERENT BREED TYPES

Abstract: This study examines the price transmission mechanisms in the Namibian mutton market. It further estimates the causality links between the consumer and producer prices proxied with their indices. The traditional (Engle-Granger) and standardized (Enders & Siklos) Augmented Dickey-Fuller procedures ...Read More

PR – CAUSALITY AND ASYMMETRY IN PRICE TRANSMISSION MECHANISM: THE CASE OF NAMIBIA MUTTON MARKET

Abstract: The agricultural sector plays a key role on the rural development in South Africa. Open free trade market, creates a market were small-scale producers need to be able to compete against commercial producers. Therefore producers need to be more ...Read More

PR – EXPLORING ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPETENCIES OF SMALLHOLDER PRODUCERS: THE CASE OF EKSTEENSKUIL RAISIN PRODUCERS

Abstract: Predation is a problem for livestock farmers around the world and farmers suffer with the increasing losses due to predation. The objective of this paper is to contribute to the knowledge of predation on large livestock in the North ...Read More

PR – FACTORS AFFECTING LARGE LIVESTOCK PREDATION IN THE NORTH WEST PROVINCE OF SOUTH AFRICA

Abstract: Economic base, Input-output, semi-input-output and Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) multiplier analysis is often used to capture the contributions of the sector, this paper using a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) estimates the direct as well as indirect contributions of agricultural ...Read More

PR – MEASURING THE CONTRIBUTION OF AGRICULTURE TO THE ECONOMY OF THE FREE STATE PROVINCE OF SOUTH AFRICA

Abstract: The correct marketing of value added, agricultural products is a general practice used to increase the prices of the producer and deliver a market-competitive product to the target markets. The question arises, what would be the best marketing strategies ...Read More

PR – BRANDING AND PACKAGING OF SOUTH AFRICAN WHITE MAIZE MEAL, AN EYE-TRACKING CASE STUDY

Abstract: Credit has a very important role in agriculture to ensure the continuation of production. The granting of credit is based on the outcome of a credit application that is assessed by considering certain factors, characteristics and attributes of the ...Read More