South Africa's new Cooperatives Act: A missed opportunity for small farmers and land reform beneficiaries

@article{Lyne2008SouthAN,
  title={South Africa's new Cooperatives Act: A missed opportunity for small farmers and land reform beneficiaries},
  author={M. Lyne and R. Collins},
  journal={Agrekon},
  year={2008},
  volume={47},
  pages={180 - 197}
}
Abstract Agricultural cooperatives are often viewed as appropriate vehicles to facilitate vertical coordination with, or horizontal integration between, small farmers who would otherwise be excluded from value-adding opportunities and discerning markets. In South Africa, renewed interest in development-oriented cooperatives saw the introduction of a new Cooperatives Act in 2005, along with support measures dedicated to ‘emerging’ cooperatives. This paper contends that the architects of the new… Expand
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