Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Moyo, T Nchabeleng, Manankele Jacob 2017-01-31T12:17:45Z 2017-01-31T12:17:45Z 2016
dc.description Thesis (M.Dev.) -- University of Limpopo, 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract In 2010, the South African Department of Agriculture rolled out the Farm Together Agricultural Co-operative Training Programme (Farm Together Programme) to support the development and growth of selected agricultural co-operatives nationwide. This study is an impact assessment of the programme, focusing on the Capricorn District Municipality in the Limpopo Province. A survey of co-operative members whose co-operatives had participated in the programme and in-depth interviews with key stakeholders were conducted. The findings provide insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the programme. Overall, the programme was relevant and comprehensive. It provided the basic skills needed to run co-operatives. However, there has been minimum impact on growth and development. Gaps identified in the programme include lack of ongoing mentoring, monitoring and evaluation of progress being made in setting up structures to support growth and development. Women with low levels of literacy dominate the membership. Further research is required to explore why the youth and men do not participate in co-operatives. en_US
dc.format.extent xii, 98 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf en_US
dc.subject Co-operatives en_US
dc.subject Farm Together Agricultural Co-operative Training Programme en_US
dc.subject Growth and development en_US
dc.subject Impact assessment en_US
dc.subject Group farming programmes en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Economic development en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Agricultural developments projects -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Agriculture, cooperative -- South Africa en_US
dc.title Assessing the impact of the Department of Agriculture Farm Together Programme on development and growth of selected agricultural co-operatives in Capricorn District Municipality in Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search ULSpace


My Account