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Institutional and governance factors influencing the performance of selected smallholder agricultural cooperatives in KwaZulu-Natal
Abstract This paper evaluates the impact of institutional and governance factors on the performance of 10 smallholder agricultural cooperatives in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). Five of the cooperatives growExpand
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The relative importance of liquidity and other constraints inhibiting the growth of small‐scale farming in KwaZulu‐Natal
A logit model is used to examine the extent of liquidity constraints relative to other constraints inhibiting small-scale farming in KwaZulu-Natal. These other constraints include poor access toExpand
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South Africa's new Cooperatives Act: A missed opportunity for small farmers and land reform beneficiaries
Abstract Agricultural cooperatives are often viewed as appropriate vehicles to facilitate vertical coordination with, or horizontal integration between, small farmers who would otherwise be excludedExpand
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PERCEPTIONS OF FARM WORKER EQUITY-SHARE SCHEMES IN SOUTH AFRICA
Abstract Farm worker equity-share schemes have received both positive and negative publicity since they were initiated by the private sector in the early1990's. This paper adds to the debateExpand
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Transaction costs and crop marketing in the communal areas of Impendle and Swayimana, KwaZulu-Natal
High transaction costs are detrimental to the efficient operation or existence of markets for inputs and outputs. The cost of information and the costs associated with the search for trade partners,Expand
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Adoption of ISO 9000 quality assurance standards by South African agribusiness firms
A postal survey was conducted in 1998 among 92 South African agribusiness firms to establish the extent of adoption of the ISO 9000 quality assurance standards, reasons for certification, and theExpand
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FARM LABOUR REMUNERATION, LABOUR LEGISLATION AND COMMERCIAL FARMERS' PERCEPTIONS IN KWAZULU-NATAL
A survey was conducted in 1995 among 135 commercial farmers in KwaZulu-Natal to analyse labour remuneration and farmers' perceptions about the impact of labour legislation recently extended toExpand
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