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    Case studies of emerging farmers and agribusinesses in South Africa
    (SUN PRESS, 2011) Mabaya, Edward; Tihanyi, Krisztina; Karaan, Mohammad; Van Rooyen, Johan
    ENGLISH SUMMARY : Foreword: Nearly two decades after the first democratic elections in South Africa, the agriculture and agribusiness landscape of the country are still under transformation. A new group of historically disadvantaged individuals have and continue to enter this historically white- and male-dominated formal value chain. They are driven by their own ambitions and supported by several transformation initiatives. Two programs, Agricultural Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (AgriBEE) and the Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP), initiated by my department are prime examples of such support by government that aim to mainstream emerging farmers and agribusinesses. The case studies profiled in this book are a timely illustration of the progress made to date and also the challenges remaining.