Level of participation of small-scale crop farmers in agro-processing in Gauteng Province of South Africa

Level of participation of small-scale crop farmers in agro-processing in Gauteng Province of South Africa

Author: 
Mthombeni, Danisile
Publisher: 
Rural Outreach Programme (ROP)
Date published: 
2021
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Antwi, MA, jt. author
Rubhara, T, jt. author
Journal Title: 
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development
Source: 
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, Vol 21, No. 1, January 2021, pp. 17125-17139
Abstract: 

Agro-processing is becoming more popular and practiced by farmers to reduce post-harvest losses,add value to farm products and increase farm income. This paper presents the small-scale crop farmers' level of participation in agro-processing in the Gauteng province of South Africa. Data were collected from 255 small-scale crop farmers selected by random sampling using a semi-structured questionnaire.Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 23 of 2015)was used to analyse data. Descriptive statistics (in form of percentages) were used to analyse the background characteristics of the farmers,whereas the multinomial logit model was further used to show the level of participationamongst the small-scale crop farmers. With respect to agro-processing, results indicated that 47.1% of the small-scale crop farmers participated partly,40.8% of them participated fully while 12.2% did not participate at all. Results of the multinomial analyses indicated that, educational level(p

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CITATION: Mthombeni, Danisile. Level of participation of small-scale crop farmers in agro-processing in Gauteng Province of South Africa . : Rural Outreach Programme (ROP) , 2021. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, Vol 21, No. 1, January 2021, pp. 17125-17139 - Available at: https://library.au.int/level-participation-small-scale-crop-farmers-agro-processing-gauteng-province-south-africa