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dc.contributor.advisor Ngwakwe, C. C. Mlangeni, Nkosana Samuel 2019-09-11T12:12:56Z 2019-09-11T12:12:56Z 2016
dc.description Thesis (MBA.) -- University of Limpopo, 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study was to determine the environmental impact of agricultural inputs, to know if the environmental impacts of agricultural inputs have environmental costs, and to know who bears the environmental costs of agricultural inputs. Using a purposive sampling method, the researcher studied six farms from Chief Albert Luthuli Municipal area, Mpumalanga. The research design for the study was a mix of qualitative and quantitative research approaches. Data collection was from primary and secondary sources. Data was collected from the six farmers in Albert Lithulu, in addition secondary data was collected from the archives of Index Mundi, the University of Pretoria, the US EPA and the World Bank. Using a mix of correlation and regression analysis, findings from the study provided an answer to the three research objectives. Findings from the analysis of correlation and regression indicated that agricultural input (fertilizer, used in this study) does affect the environment; it causes an agricultural induced emission of greenhouse gases (nitrous oxide and methane). Furthermore, findings from analysis of potential environmental costs of environmental impacts (methane and nitrous oxide) showed that agricultural inputs have social costs for South Africa. Furthermore, the final findings in this study showed that the environmental costs from agricultural inputs are born by the victims. Consequently the study recommends additional environmental regulation to enable farmers internalise some of the environmental costs of agricultural inputs that are born by victims. Further research is suggested to determine the model that may be used to internalise environmental costs of agricultural inputs back to the farms. Key Words: farms, environmental costs, agricultural inputs, externalities en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 53 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject Farms en_US
dc.subject Environmental costs en_US
dc.subject Agricultural inputs en_US
dc.subject Externalities en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental law - Compliance costs en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental policy - Costs. en_US
dc.title An evaluation of environmental costs of agricultural inputs : a survey on selected farms, South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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