RESEARCH NOTE: PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN AGRICULTURE - PERCEPTIONS OF COMMERCIAL FARMERS IN NATAL

The perceptions of commercial farmers in Natal of factors influencing the direction of their farm business in the future, and views of future management problems and opportunities in agriculture are discussed in this research note. Economic and financial changes, as well as changes in political, labour and climatic conditions were expected to be the most important factors influencing the future direction of farm businesses. Labour management was cited by most respondents to be a problem, other areas of concern being increasing production costs, political changes, economic and financial aspects, and climatic uncertainty. Improved production efficiency and marketing opportunities were perceived as the most important management opportunities in the future.


Other Titles:
Probleme en geleenthede in die landbou: Persepsies van kommersiele boere in Natal
Issue Date:
1994-03-1994-03-1994-03
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
0303-1853
Language:
English
Published in:
Agrekon, Volume 33, Issue 1
Page range:
41-44




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