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Coping with Change: The transition from subsistence orientated rain-fed agriculture to commercial irrigated agriculture

Alan Terry and Matthew Ryder

The adoption of irrigated commercial sugarcane farming by Swazi smallholders has had a mixed effect on food security. A major factor is the differing managerial and financial skills of the individual farmers’ associations. The long-run prospects are potentially problematic due to a decline in sugar prices, particularly in the EU which, at present, is Swaziland’s main overseas market.

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  • Volume: 90
  • Issue: 2
  • Date: Summer 2005

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