Farm and non-farm livelihoods in the rural West Coast district, South Africa

SOURCE: Equitable rural socioeconomic change: land, climate dynamics, and technological innovation
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): P.T.Jacobs, E.Makaudze
SOURCE EDITOR(S): P.T.Jacobs
KEYWORDS: FARMERS, FOOD SECURITY, POVERTY, RURAL COMMUNITIES, WEST COAST
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10781

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Abstract

This chapter is aimed at answering three basic questions about rural livelihoods in the West Coast district: 1. Who are the rural poor in this district and what their livelihood strategies?, 2. What kind of productive assets (livestock, land and so on) do households in the West Coast own and how are these assets accessed and used, and 3. What are the land needs in rural parts of this region?.