Municipal commonage administration: can the new-look municipalities promote emergent farming?

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- other
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2002
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Benseler
KEYWORDS: FARMERS, FARMERS, FREE STATE PROVINCE, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, MUNICIPALITIES
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2813

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Abstract

The primary purpose of this research was to establish whether municipalities in the current local government dispensation in the Free State are able to utilise commonage land to promote emerging farmers so effectively that they become viable commercial farmers. The secondary purpose of the study is to outline how, in the event of emerging farmers ion municipal commonage becoming successful commercial farmers, the concept would form part of formulating a formal policy for local economic development (LED).