MARKETING PREFERENCES AND BEHAVIOUR OF A GROUP OF SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION VEGETABLE FARMERS IN EASTERN CAPE

Irrigation vegetable farmers in Seymour District, Eastern Cape, have had problems concerning market access. Initial action by the researcher showed that problems can be solved. A survey showed younger farmers to be better educated, more businesslike and more eager to solve problems than older farmers. The unavailability of transport, poor infrastructure, lack of market information and to a lesser extent, dishonesty of some traders are major problems for these farmers. The community involved should be regarded as progressive, and can be expected to prosper once their problems have been solved.


Issue Date:
1998-03
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/56715
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/56715
Published in:
Agrekon, Volume 37, Issue 1
Page range:
100-109
Total Pages:
10




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