Case Studies of Emerging Farmers and Agribusinesses in South Africa

Case Studies of Emerging Farmers and Agribusinesses in South Africa

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a€œEmerginga€ (or a€œblacka€) farmers are often considered a homogeneous group. While individual emerging farmers and agribusinesses in South Africa share a common history, the case studies in this book show that in fact significant differences exist among them that are often hidden beneath the averaging and aggregation typical of most analytical research. Presenting fifteen case studies of emerging agribusinesses in South Africa, this book has three main objectives: (1) to capture the human stories behind the emerging farms and agribusinesses in South Africa in order to showcase their rich diversity, historical backgrounds, current context, and future directions; (2) to highlight the best practices, opportunities, and challenges facing South Africaa€™s emerging farmers and agribusinesses; and (3) to create a new set of instructional materials for academics and development practitioners, or as a point of reference for other entrepreneurs, members of government, and other practitioners engaged in agriculture and agribusiness. The case study format, a relatively new tool in the field of agribusiness management, allows for a close-up view of the entrepreneurs at the heart of the businesses, providing an ideal lens through which to take a snapshot of the agribusiness landscape of South Africa today.She is a Gates Millennium Scholar and Winner of one of the 2011 National Academy of Social Sciencea#39;s Conference Essay Scholarships. Bahirah now lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. JeffAziakou graduated from Cornell Universitya#39;s anbsp;...

Title:Case Studies of Emerging Farmers and Agribusinesses in South Africa
Author: Edward Mabaya, Edward Mabaya, Krisztina Tihanyi, Mohammad Karaan, Johan van Rooyen
Publisher:AFRICAN SUN MeDIA - 2011-01-01

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