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dc.date.accessioned 2007-11-01 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T05:52:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T05:52:01Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5814
dc.description August en
dc.description.abstract This paper seeks to re-examine the potential of agriculture to contribute to job creation and poverty reduction in South Africa. It does so mainly through simple spreadsheet-based 'scenario analysis' that seeks to illustrate what is conceivable, complemented by commentary as to what is feasible and likely. It is a re-examination in the sense that there have been various earlier attempts to do much the same, but on a more piecemeal basis. The difference between this and earlier efforts is mainly one of time - this exercise has the advantage of looking back over 10 years of post-apartheid agricultural and land policy, which has somewhat informed our understanding of current trends of what is possible and the constraints we face. The current exercise is also, however, different in terms of operating at an aggregate level rather than in terms of a concrete, well-founded empirical case study. This is an advantage as well as a weakness. The advantage is that the question of agriculture's contribution to jobs, livelihoods and poverty reduction is very much a national one, and can best be appreciated by considering it in this fashion. The weakness is that the present exercise remains quite crude, for example, by not assessing market demand conditions, not seeking to quantify second-order effects, not placing a clear cost on the different possible policies, not capturing important local differences and not taking care to examine resource constraints critically. It is, however, a start which the authors intend to refine in coming months. en
dc.format.medium Intranet en
dc.subject AGRICULTURE en
dc.subject JOB CREATION en
dc.subject UNEMPLOYMENT en
dc.title Agricultural employment scenarios en
dc.type Research report-other en
dc.ProjectNumber NGAZXA en
dc.BudgetYear 2007/08 en
dc.ResearchGroup Employment, Growth and Development Initiative en
dc.ResearchGroup Urban, Rural and Economic Development en
dc.ArchiveNumber 4861 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=2464 en
dc.outputnumber 3408 en
dc.bibliographictitle Aliber, M., Baipheti, M. & Jacobs, P. (2007) Agricultural employment scenarios. (August). en
dc.publicationyear 2007 en
dc.contributor.author1 Aliber, M. en
dc.contributor.author2 Baipheti, M. en
dc.contributor.author3 Jacobs, P. en

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