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Improving smallholders' market participation: insights from a business scheme for maize in Limpopo Province, South Africa

Biénabe Estelle, Vermeulen Hester. 2011. Improving smallholders' market participation: insights from a business scheme for maize in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Development Southern Africa, 28 (4) : pp. 493-507.

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Quartile : Q4, Sujet : PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

Abstract : It is widely acknowledged that lack of market participation and limited access to agricultural services contribute to keeping semi-subsistence farmers trapped in poverty. This paper discusses the potential of an innovative business scheme to enhance smallholders' situations by providing access to an integrated service provision scheme. The authors conducted an integrated analysis of farmers' production, consumption and processing patterns using case-based evidence. While confirming that the presence of rural depots can improve smallholders' access to services, they also highlight some drawbacks of private intervention and show the importance of taking into account the diversity of economic and social factors when designing smallholder support instruments. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Petite exploitation agricole, Zea mays, Participation, Marché

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Afrique du Sud

Classification Agris : E70 - Trade, marketing and distribution
E16 - Production economics
E73 - Consumer economics
C20 - Extension

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 3 (2005-2013) - Alimentation accessible et de qualité

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Biénabe Estelle, CIRAD-DGDRS (FRA)
  • Vermeulen Hester, University of Pretoria (ZAF)

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