38 Results for 'University of the Free State'

PR – ANALYZING THE IMPACT OF EU TRADE POLICY REFORM ON THE SUSTAINABILITY OF SMALLHOLDERS SUGARCANE FARMING IN SWAZILAND

Abstract: This paper analyses the impact of the European Union (EU) trade policy reform on the sustainability of smallholder sugarcane farming in Swaziland, as well as the level of government intervention in the sugar industry. To analyse sustainability, the study ...Read More

PR – ANALYZING THE IMPACT OF EU TRADE POLICY REFORM ON THE SUSTAINABILITY OF SMALLHOLDERS SUGARCANE FARMING IN SWAZILAND

Abstract: The main objectives of this study were to find and interpret common factors of respondents’ compliance with best management practices that affect the farmers` technical efficiency and coping strategies adopted by the smallholder maize irrigation farmers at Tokwane-Ngundu of ...Read More

PR – MANAGEMENT PRACTICES THAT AFFECT TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY AND COPING STRATEGIES OF SMALLHOLDER MAIZE IRRIGATION FARMER IN ZIMBABWE

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: Improved animal and plant production was one of the greatest achievements of the last century and was mainly achieved through genetic selection. Phase C tests are the only performance tests that evaluates both the performance in growth rate (ADG) ...Read More

PR – THE EFFECT OF GENETIC SELECTION ON FEEDLOT PROFITABILITY: A CASE STUDY OF SERNICK FEEDLOT

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

Abstract: Maize production in Ethiopia is characterised by low productivity. The low levels of maize productivity may be the result of technical inefficiencies existing in smallholder maize production. Technical efficiency and therefore productivity can be improved if the factors that ...Read More

NPR – ANALYSIS OF FACTORS AFFECTING TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF SMALLHOLDER MAIZE FARMERS IN ETHIOPIA

The Agribusiness Excellence Model is a performance measurement tool used in the self-assessment of emerging agribusiness to improve business excellence and performance. The South African government, through land reform and support structures such as the Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP) ...Read More

NPR – Agribusiness Excellence Model; Performance Measurement And Stakeholder Linkage Tool (p105-111)

Profit margins have declined substantially over the past 10 years. In order to combat the deterioration of profit margins, farmers have to adopt new technologies to improve the productivity of the direct productive assets (land & livestock) on the farm. ...Read More

NPR – The Main Thing Is To Keep The Main Thing: The Main Thing – Optimal Productivity (p211-218)

Human migration is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century especially so in Africa. Millions of people are living in camps supposedly temporarily but which in some cases have been in existence for decades. This paper describes the ...Read More