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Economic literacy as a factor affecting allocative efficiency
(University of the Free State, 2008-08-16)
English: The main objective of this study was to explore the relationship between economic literacy and allocative efficiency of small-scale producers in South Africa. The study was conducted in Eksteenskuil, where small-scale ...
The comparative advantage of long-term crops in Lesotho
(University of the Free State, 2005-06)
This study is one of several investigations undertaken over the years to determine the Comparative Economic Advantage of agricultural production in selected Southern African countries. The specific purpose of the Lesotho ...
The economic effects of poor and fluctuating irrigation water salinity levels in the lower Vaal and Riet Rivers
(University of the Free State, 2002-05)
English: In the Lower Vaal and Riet Rivers, changing irrigation water quality has raised concern about the long-term sustainability of irrigation due to reduced yields of certain crops and the withdrawal of some very ...
The effect of the South African trade policy regime on the beef and maize sub-sectors
(University of the Free State, 2004-07)
Trade policies form the main economic “buffer” between one national economy and another, i.e. the general and specific elements of each nation’s trade policy interact directly or indirectly with those of other nations in ...
Chain management and marketing performance of the banana industry in Eritrea
(University of the Free State, 2006-06-17)
English: The current marketing of agricultural products in general, and of bananas in particular, poses special problems for Eritrean farmers. Poor climatic conditions coupled with crude and inefficient agricultural ...
Possible predictors determining the adoption of potatoes (solarum tubercosum) into the wheat (triticum aestivum) based cropping system in Mokhotlong, Lesotho
(University of the Free State, 2000-12)
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Econometric estimation of the demand for meat in South Africa
(University of the Free State, 2003-05)
In this study the demand relations for meat in South Africa are estimated and interpreted. Two demand model specifications, namely the Rotterdam and Linearized Almost Ideal Demand System (LA/AIDS), were estimated and tested ...
Measuring market integration for apples on the South African fresh produce market : a threshold error correction model
(University of the Free State, 2007-08-31)
English: Apples constitute the bulk of deciduous fruit produced in South Africa, i.e. in 2000, apples made up the largest percentage of the deciduous fruit crop (43%). From 1991/92 to 2002/03 production averaged 574 850 ...
Transaction costs and cattle farmers' choice of marketing channel in North-Central Namibia
(University of the Free State, 2009)
English: Approximately 70 % of the Namibian population depends on agricultural activities for their livelihoods. Moreover, agriculture remains an important sector in Namibia, because its national economy is widely dependent ...
Demand relations of oilseed products in South Africa
(University of the Free State, 2003-07)
English: In this study demand relations for primary oilseeds in South Africa is estimated and interpreted with the use of econometric models. Two different models, namely the Linear Approximate Almost Ideal Demand System ...