REGIONAL -ANALYSES OF SOUTH AFRICAN AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE USE AND PRODUCTIVITY

Cobb Douglas type production functions were fitted in order to evaluate agricultural productivity. The country was divided into five fairly homogeneous regions for this purpose. Agricultural productivity tended to improve between 1976 and 1988, but serious malallocations persist. Overmechanization has occurred in all but one region. Labour is underutilized and underpaid. The Karoo is overstocked with livestock.


Issue Date:
1992-09
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/267526
ISSN:
0303-1853
Language:
English
Published in:
Agrekon, Volume 31, Issue 3
Page range:
116-127




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