INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (IAMA) WORLD FOOD AND AGRIBUSINESS SYMPOSIUM AND FORUM CANCUN, MEXICO, JUNE 21-24, 2003 Title of Paper: Sugarcane Growers’ Perceptions of a Graduated Mortgage Loan Repayment Scheme to buy Farmland in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

  • Mr MAG Darroch
  • Published 2003


A survey of 88 medium-scale sugarcane farmers (MSFs) using this scheme in 2001 shows that most MSFs would opt to first rent land before purchasing, and recognize that annual returns to land are low relative to land value. Most MSFs view long-term sugarcane supply agreements as a constraint on enterprise diversification, and consider that the quality of… (More)


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