Agro-processing as a tool for poverty alleviation strategy: A case of Raymond Mhlaba municipality

Africa's Public Service Delivery and Performance Review

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Title Agro-processing as a tool for poverty alleviation strategy: A case of Raymond Mhlaba municipality
Creator Khowa, Thandeka Mukasi, Tafadzwa J.
Subject rural development cottage farming; agro-processing; rural development; poverty alleviation; Raymond Mhlaba Municipality local economic development
Description Background: Agro-processing is viewed as a possible poverty alleviation tool for rural development in South African communities. Agro-processing can be a tool for income generation and local economic development for rural settings.Aim: To examine the role and impact of cottage farming in Raymond Mhlaba municipality, rural Eastern Cape province. The study sought to identify ways of developing the cottage and agro-processing industries as a tool for poverty alleviation and local economic development.Setting: Grounded on the sustainable development theory and the human capital development approach, the study explores how rural people in Raymond Mhlaba Municipality utilise their livelihood capitals as a tool for survival.Method: The researcher employed a qualitative approach by using in-depth interviews and focus group discussion.Results: The study revealed that rural households embark on various survival strategies, cottage farming being dominant.Conclusion: The purpose of the study was to enhance small-scale farming using agro-processing as a poverty alleviation strategy, thus promoting a sustainable rural development for the Eastern Cape province.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2021-10-25
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Qualitative
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/apsdpr.v9i1.463
Source Africa’s Public Service Delivery & Performance Review; Vol 9, No 1 (2021); 7 pages 2310-2152 2310-2195
Language eng
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Coverage Eastern Cape Province — farmer in the Raymond Mhlaba Municipality both male and female
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Thandeka Khowa, Tafadzwa J. Mukasi