AN EFFICIENCY COMPARISON BETWEEN PART-TIME AND FULL-TIME FARMERS ON THE TRANSVAAL HIGHVELD

Three groups of farmers on the Transvaal Highveld were compared: Full-time farmers, part-time farmers entering the industry with the aim of eventually becoming full-time farmers and persons intending to farm part-time on a permanent basis. Management indices based on production functions indicate that full-time farmers were most efficient entrepreneurs and those who intend to farm part-time permanently the least efficient. The general organisation of full-time farmers appears to be better than that of part-time farmers. The difference between the two groups of part-time farmers appears to be operational in nature. Those intending to become full-time farmers fared better in most individual enterprises than permanent part-time farmers.


Issue Date:
1987-02-1987-02-1987-02
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
0303-1853
Language:
English
Published in:
Agrekon, Volume 26, Issue 1
Page range:
20-25




 Record created 2018-01-24, last modified 2018-01-25

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)