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Rural growth linkages in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

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  • Ngqangweni, Simphiwe
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    This report addresses the impact of rising smallholder incomes on local non-agricultural development in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It determines how increased rural incomes are spent on a mix of goods and services, and debates the implications of these spending patterns for growth in rural areas through the alleviation of demand constraints. These results make it possible to identify areas of intervention necessary for sustaining growth originating from stimulus to tradable agriculture from economic reforms. This report thus contributes to an emerging literature on the possible impact of promoting smallholder agriculture in South Africa on rural livelihoods.

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    Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series MTID discussion papers with number 33.

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    Date of creation: 1999
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    Handle: RePEc:fpr:mtiddp:33

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    Keywords: Income. ; Agricultural development Africa; Southern. ; Consumer behavior. ;

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    1. D'Haese, Marijke & Van Huylenbroeck, Guido, 2005. "The rise of supermarkets and changing expenditure patterns of poor rural households case study in the Transkei area, South Africa," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 30(1), pages 97-113, February.
    2. Delgado, Christopher L. & Rosegrant, Mark W. & Wada, Nikolas & Meijer, Siet & Ahmed, Mahfuzuddin, 2002. "Fish as food," MSSD discussion papers 52, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
      • Delgado, Christopher L. & Rosegrant, Mark W. & Wada, Nikolas & Meijer, Siet & Ahmed, Mahfuzuddin, 2002. "Fish as food," MTID discussion papers 52, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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    6. Gulati, Ashok & Narayanan, Sudha, 2002. "Rice trade liberalization and poverty," MTID discussion papers 51, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    7. Rashid, Shahidur & Sharma, Manohar & Zeller, Manfred, 2002. "Micro-lending for small farmers in Bangladesh," MSSD discussion papers 45, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    8. Nicholas Minot & Lisa Daniels, 2005. "Impact of global cotton markets on rural poverty in Benin," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 33(s3), pages 453-466, November.
    9. Browne, M. & Ortmann, Gerald F. & Hendriks, Sheryl L., 2007. "Expenditure elasticities for rural households in the Embo ward, Umbumbulu, KwaZulu-Natal," Agrekon, Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA), vol. 46(4), December.

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