The role of social grants on commercialization among smallholder farmers in South Africa: evidence from a continuous treatment approach

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:43:23Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:43:23Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-24 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13257
dc.description.abstract This study examined the role of social grants to smallholder producers' incentives to sell maize marketable surplus. The study used the generalized propensity score (GPS) matching method to analyse the data collected from a sample of 774 smallholder producers in KwaZulu-Natal. The results support the disincentive hypothesis, demonstrating a negative association between social grants and market participation levels of smallholders. The study findings imply that policies aimed at increasing smallholder commercialization should also focus on how to reduce the disincentive effects of social grants. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject MAIZE PRODUCTION en
dc.subject SOCIAL GRANTS en
dc.subject AGRICULTURE en
dc.subject INCENTIVES en
dc.title The role of social grants on commercialization among smallholder farmers in South Africa: evidence from a continuous treatment approach en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume December en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle Agribusiness en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10692 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9711 en
dc.bibliographictitle Sinyolo, S., Mudhara, M. & Wale, E. (2018) The role of social grants on commercialization among smallholder farmers in South Africa: evidence from a continuous treatment approach. Agribusiness. December:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Sinyolo, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Mudhara, M. en
dc.contributor.author3 Wale, E. en


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