Agrarian Reform and Rural Poverty Reduction in South Africa (AR) 2012: Individual data - KwaZulu-Natal, North West, Western Cape
- Jacobs, Peter
- Hart, Timothy George Balne
- Motala, Shirin Yousuff
- Nhemachena, Charles
- Human Sciences Research Council
- Human Sciences Research Council (Producer)
- Department of Science and Technology
AGRICULTURE; FARMERS; FOOD SECURITY; LAND REDISTRIBUTION; LAND REFORM; POVERTY; POVERTY ALLEVIATION; RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Description: This data set contains the demographic information of the individuals in the farm household survey. The data file contains 1874 cases and 10 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.
2012 / 2012
Update Metadata: 2021-01-13 | Issue Number: 1827 | Registration Date: 2014-09-22