IDENTIFYING SERIOUS FARMERS IN THE FORMER CISKEI: IMPLICATIONS FOR SMALL-SCALE FARM RESEARCH AND LAND REFORM

Rural household survey data fro Mgwalana (Eastern Cape) are used to assess the intensity of involvement in agricultural enterprises. This area typifies the expected results of Alan Low's theory regarding disincentives to farming in the southern Africa, ie. most households do not actively use their land resources. Statistical stratification methods are developed and tested to provide the means for quickly identifying seriously committed farm households. While the percent of households identified as "serious farmers" is small, they account for a disproportionately large share of the region's agricultural production and farm resource use. They thus constitute an attractive recommendation domain for farming systems research and extension programs. Implications from Mgwalana are drawn for land reform and support programs for emerging farmers.


Other Titles:
IDENTIFISERJNG VAN ERNST/GE BOERE IN DIE CISKEI: IMPLIKASIES VIR KLEINBOERNAVORSING EN GRONDHERVORMING.
Issue Date:
1995-06
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/267747
ISSN:
0303-1853
Language:
English
Published in:
Agrekon, Volume 34, Issue 2
Page range:
50-58




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