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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Date: Summer 2005