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Agrarian Reform and Rural Poverty Reduction in South Africa (AR) 2012: Household data - KwaZulu-Natal, North West, Western Cape

Version
1.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Jacobs, Peter
  • Hart, Timothy George Balne
  • Motala, Shirin Yousuff
  • Nhemachena, Charles
  • Human Sciences Research Council
Publication Date
2013-03-01
Embargo End Date
2013-03-01
Contributor
  • Human Sciences Research Council (Producer)
Funding Reference
  • Department of Science and Technology
Free Keywords
Schema: UK DATA ARCHIVE - HASSET
AGRICULTURE; FARMERS; FOOD SECURITY; LAND REDISTRIBUTION; LAND REFORM; POVERTY; POVERTY ALLEVIATION; RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Description
  • Abstract

    Description: The data set includes agricultural activities on transferred farmland, including access to state-funded agricultural support on household level. The data file contains 301 cases and 1042 variables.

    Abstract: This study sheds light on the nature of the relationships between agrarian reform and rural poverty reduction in order to learn lessons about the design of effective pro-poor agrarian policies. Secondary objectives include the following: To explore the factors that have impeded agrarian reforms in South Africa; To propose policy interventions on how agrarian reforms can contribute to reduction of both absolute and relative poverty in South Africa; To assess whether South Africa's current land reform programme in terms of land acquisition, land (re)distribution and land management contribute adequately to the land requirements of (significant proportions) of the poor; To assess the extent to which South Africa's current agricultural reform programmes provide adequate supports in terms of access to markets; extension services, credit/finance, capacity and skills development, infrastructure and basic services to newly established communities, particularly the poor; To examine whether South Africa's agrarian reform programme adequately provides social supports and physical infrastructure, including basic healthcare, primary education services, and water supply services, to poor communities. In 2009 the Human Sciences Research Council embarked on the first phase of this research project on 'Agrarian Reform and Poverty Reduction'. Phase one produced a comprehensive status report on this topic, including a review of the conceptual approaches and methodological best practices to guide further empirical research. This desktop synthesis of the literature identified prominent mechanisms or pathways through which reforms are likely to interact with poverty and to define meaningful indicators of human well-being as measures of impacts. These pathways are: household food security, employment, agro-food markets and social service delivery. Along each pathway, institutional arrangements play a critical role and it therefore served as a cross-cutter. The second phase implements the primary fieldwork. More specifically, this second phase need to: gather and analyze primary information/evidence about a selection of agrarian reform projects strengthen our working relationship with agrarian reform implementation agencies and feed evidence into effective M&E systems Given the practical nature of this phase, it will be vital to align it as closely as possible to emerging rural development policies and practices that aim to improve rural livelihoods. This study followed a purpose-built household survey approach. Sampling followed a four stage stratified design to select farm households from DRDLR & DAFF administrative data: provincial selection (limited recent research on land reform); district selection (concentrated distribution of land reform), project selection (land reform projects with and without programmed state-funded agricultural support in the form of CASP and RECAP) and random selection of beneficiary farm-households in projects.

Temporal Coverage
  • 2012 / 2012
Sampled Universe
This study focused on black farming households in selected rural districts who have benefited from farmland transfers through governments land redistribution and restitution programmes. It distinguishes between the beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries of programmed farmed assistances through agricultural assistance programmes.
Sampling
This study followed a purpose-built household survey approach. Sampling followed a four stage stratified design to select farm households from DRDLR & DAFF administrative data: provincial selection (limited recent research on land reform); district selection (concentrated distribution of land reform), project selection (land reform projects with and without programmed state-funded agricultural support in the form of CASP and RECAP) and random selection of beneficiary farm-households in projects.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
    Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Focus group
  • Observation
Availability
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Rights
By accessing the data, you give assurance that The data and documentation will not be duplicated, redistributed or sold without prior approval from the HSRC. The data will be used for statistical and scientific research purposes only and the confidentiality of individuals/organisations in the data will be preserved at all times and that no attempt will be made to obtain or derive information relating specifically to identifiable individuals/organisations. The HSRC will be informed of any books, articles, conference papers, theses, dissertations, reports or other publications resulting from work based in whole or in part on the data and documentation. The HSRC will be acknowledged in all published and unpublished works based on the data according to the citation as stated in the study information file or the web page metadata field, citation. For archiving and bibliographic purposes an electronic copy of all reports and publications based on the requested data will be sent to the HSRC. The collector of the data, the HSRC, and the relevant funding agencies bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses. By retrieval of the data you signify your agreement to comply with the above-stated terms and conditions and give your assurance that the use of statistical data obtained from the HSRC will conform to widely-accepted standards of practice and legal restrictions that are intended to protect the confidentiality of respondents. Failure to comply with the above is considered infringement of the intellectual property rights of the HSRC.
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Update Metadata: 2019-12-14 | Issue Number: 1583 | Registration Date: 2014-09-22

Jacobs, Peter; Hart, Timothy George Balne; Motala, Shirin Yousuff; Nhemachena, Charles; Human Sciences Research Council (2013): Agrarian Reform and Rural Poverty Reduction in South Africa (AR) 2012: Household data - KwaZulu-Natal, North West, Western Cape. Version: 1.0. HSRC - Human Science Research Council SA. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.14749/1400829822