Farming against the odds : an examination of the challenges facing farming and rural development in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa

Nel, E.L. and Davies, J. (1999) Farming against the odds : an examination of the challenges facing farming and rural development in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Applied Geography, 19 (3). pp. 253-274. ISSN 0143-6228

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0143-6228(99)00005-3

Abstract

Recent political transformation in South Africa has laid the basis for significant socioeconomic change. One area in which the greatest socioeconomic disparities are discernable is the agricultural sector and rural development in general. Through the medium of a case study of the Eastern Cape province, the obstacles and opportunities facing the two predominant farming groups —emerging black small-scale farmers and white commercial farmers — are examined. The paper concludes with an examination of the economic potential of the former ‘white' areas to sustain the resettlement of people previously excluded from that land market on racial grounds.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:agriculture; resettlement; rural development; Eastern Cape; South Africa
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Geography
ID Code:441
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Deposited On:31 Oct 2006
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