RURAL NON-FARM ENTERPRISES: A VEHICLE FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA?

There is a need to detennine the extent to which the development and promotion of small scale rural non-farm enterprises can be a vehicle to promote rural development and alleviate poverty. As a first step in developing an analytical framework tci study the link between rural development and the rural non-farm sector in South Africa, this paper provides an analysis of the diversity and behaviour of non-farm enterprises in the rural areas of the Northern and Northwest provinces. From the analysis provided in this paper, it seems that there is a lack of diversity in the rural non-farm economy with a complete domination by trading and service related enterprises and a virtual absence of small-scale rural industries.


Other Titles:
NIE-LANDBOU ONDERNEMINGS IN LANDELIKE GEBIEDE: 'N MOONTLIKE VOERTUIG VIR LANDELIKE ONTWIKKELING IN SUID-AFRIKA
Issue Date:
1995-12-1995-12-1995-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
0303-1853
Language:
English
Published in:
Agrekon, Volume 34, Issue 4
Page range:
198-204




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