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Title: The role of poverty alleviation projects in rural areas: a case study of the Kodumela Agricultural Association in the Greater Groblersdal Municipality in Limpopo
Authors: Nkwinika, Libertine Simangele
Keywords: Poverty alleviation
Rural development projects
Small scale farmers
Agricultural performance
South Africa
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: Eliminating poverty and deprivation and their negative social effects is a critical challenge facing South Africa today. No political democracy can survive and flourish if the masses of the people remain in poverty, are landless, and do not have tangible materials for a better life. Attacking poverty and deprivation should be a priority of any democratic government (RDP 1994:1, 2, 9). Then South African government like its counterparts in the developing world is being restructured to improve governance and alleviate poverty. Optimal agricultural performance by small-scale farmers for poverty relief, food security, is shown to increase income and employment. Recognizing the contribution of these farmers in agricultural development and helping them improve their farming methods and secure small loans would impact favorably on poverty alleviation in the rural areas. The aim of this study is to determine the role played by rural development projects in poverty alleviation. In addition policy options, consequences and recommendations will be entertained.
Description: Thesis (M Dev.)--University of Limpopo, 2006.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10386/232
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