Market Awareness and Participation for Cattle Farmers in the Kaonafatso ya Dikgomo (KyD) Scheme in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa release_ppaevmu6inemtahsoabu6jklli

by Ngarava, Mushunje

Published in Agriculture by MDPI AG.

2019   Issue 10, p215

Abstract

The objective of the study was to outline the determinants of market awareness and participation in the Kaonafatso ya Dikgomo (KyD) scheme in South Africa. The study utilised a cross-sectional survey of a randomly selected sample of 116 KyD farmers in KwaZulu-Natal Province. A Logit model was used to analyse the data. The results show that more farmers are aware of farmgate market channels, but however, they tended to utilise auction market channels. Furthermore, gender, marital status, educational level, employment status, farm income, source of income, herd size, labour and training were significant variables in the awareness and use of butcheries, auctions and farm gate markets. The study concludes that the scheme is particularly effective in influencing commercialisation through utilisation of more lucrative market channels such as auctions. Furthermore, socio-economic factors had a bearing on the awareness and use of marketing channels for smallholder farmers in the KyD scheme. Labour was particularly significant across butchery, auction and farm gate market channels. The study recommends that the scheme needs to improve awareness and use of market channels through utilisation of information platforms such as radio, television and direct communication though mobile phones. Furthermore, extension should assist farmers not only in awareness of markets, but also in the utilisation of those markets.
In application/xml+jats format

Archived Files and Locations

application/pdf  643.8 kB
file_h3sjnfq5uzedhldjpvipemkhti
res.mdpi.com (publisher)
web.archive.org (webarchive)
Read Archived PDF
Archived
Type  article-journal
Stage   published
Date   2019-10-01
Language   en ?
Container Metadata
Open Access Publication
In DOAJ
In ISSN ROAD
In Keepers Registery
ISSN-L:  2077-0472
Work Entity
access all versions, variants, and formats of this works (eg, pre-prints)
Catalog Record
Revision: 7c6dc412-f6cf-4141-b58b-44b6967e4e8e
API URL: JSON