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dc.contributor.advisor Pelser, G. Mosala, Karabo Joseph 2015-11-19T12:17:34Z 2015-11-19T12:17:34Z 2013
dc.description Thesis (M.Dev.) --University of Limpopo, 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract Small-scale farmers in the land reform programme are faced with many challenges which affect their operations adversely that they cannot maintain a sustainable farming momentum and grow into competitive farming enterprises. Instead they are failing and recently some are already selling the land back. Some of the challenges facing them include lack of access to the markets, lack of finance, poor business planning and lack of business know-how. This study assesses the business management competencies among the small-scale farmers on the land reform programme. The central desire of this study is to establish whether or not small scale farmers have the necessary business management competencies to drive and grow their farms into competitive commercial farms that can contribute to employment creation, rural poverty alleviation, rural food security and economic growth. Outcomes from this study reflect that small-scale farmers do not have capacity on the critical functional areas of business management and as a result their business operations are on the brink of collapsing, and thus directly failing the intentions of land reform programme. With all other factors held constant, this study has revealed that business management competency is a huge vacuum amongst the small-scale farmers, and if business oriented training is not prioritized as a post-settlement support, the land reform’s small-scale farming performance is heading towards a complete collapse. en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 107 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus) en_US
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dc.subject Business management en_US
dc.subject small-scale farmers en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Small business -- SouthAfrica -- Management en_US
dc.title Assessment of business management competencies among the small-scale farmers in Motsweding District Municipality of Gauteng Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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