The economic contribution of home production for home consumption in South African agriculture

Gilimani, Benedict Mandlenkosi (2005-12)

Thesis (MScAgric (Agricultural Economics)--University of Stellenbosch, 2005.


This study discusses the importance of home production for home consumption (HPHC) and its economic contribution to South African Agriculture. The Income and Expenditure survey 2000 (IES 2000) dataset is used to draw conclusions in this study. IES 2000 contains a section on HPHC. HPHC aims to capture information on the quantities and values of home produce consumed and sold to the market. Home production often forms an important part of the livelihood strategies of rural households in developing countries. The study focuses on rural ...

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