Local Institutional Innovation & Pro-Poor Agricultural Growth
The Case of Small-Woolgrowers' Associations in South Africa

Edited by Marijke D'Haese, et al.
July 2003
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ISBN: 9044114328
382 pages, Illustrated, 6 1/4 x 9 1/2"
$87.50 Paper Original

South Africa is characterised by a highly dual economy. During the Apartheid policy, parts of the society were restricted from access to markets, infrastructure and education. This has resulted in pockets of poverty that are in many respects comparable to other developing regions in Africa. The eradiction of poverty and economic development in the previously disadvantaged areas are high on the political agenda of South Africa.

The papers in this monograph explore the opportunities for households to increase income trough increased commercialisation of agricultural products. It demonstrates how institutional innovation and local trading associations can contribute to economic development in poor rural areas.

Part 1: The Theoretical Framework
Chapter 1. The Development Debate and Agriculture
Chapter 2. Agriculture and Poverty: Does Globalisation Matter?
Chapter 3. Institutions, Markets, Policies for Pro-Poor Agricultural Growth
Chapter 4. The Theoretical Framework

Part 2: Rural Livelihoods in the Eastern Cape Province
Chapter 5. Insights INto Poverty and the Diversity of Livlihood Systems in Wool Production Communities of the Eastern Cape Province
Chapter 6. The Impact of Migration on Rural Development

Part 3. Impact of Local Wool Associations in the Eastern Cape Province
Chapter 7. Methodology and Approach for the Case Study
Chapter 8. The South Africal Wool Industry and Smallholder Wool Producers in the Former Transkei Homeland
Chapter 9. Effect of the Institutional Environment on the Production of Wool
Chapter 10. A Comparison of Technical Efficiency and the Return on Investment
Chapter 11. The Income Effect of Marketing Through the Shearing Shed
Chapter 12. Demand Response: The Composition and Value of the Expenditure Basket of Rural Households
Chapter 13. The Multiplier Effects of Intervention in Agriculture

Part 4. Conclusions
Chapter 14. Conclusion


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