Supporting black small-scale commercial farmers: access to land is not an end in itself

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): R.Managa
KEYWORDS: BELA-BELA MUNICIPAL AREA, BLACK SMALL-SCALE COMMERCIAL FARMERS, LAND, LAND REFORM
DEPARTMENT: African Institute of South Africa (AISA)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-sept-2018/supporting-small-black-enterprizes
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10595

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Abstract

A key objective of the land reform process in South Africa is that it supports the emergence of a cohort of black small-scale commercial farmers who contribute to local and national agricultural value chains. Nationally, this has not happened. HSRC researchers looked at land reform projects in the Bela-Bela municipal area in Limpopo and found that they has a limited impact on the livelihoods of the majority of the beneficiaries.