n Agrekon - The rise of South African agribusiness : the good, the bad, and the ugly

Volume 50, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0303-1853
  • E-ISSN: 2078-0400
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In this article, food security is defined as access to nutritionally adequate and culturally acceptable food at affordable prices through non-emergency means all the time. The article will debate whether South Africa large agribusiness is critical in providing access to food. I look at the main value chain in South African agriculture and the role that large agribusiness play in ensuring the success of those value chains. I identify the critical success factors of current agribusiness. I highlight the factors that restrict and / or enhance the competitiveness and profitability of smaller agribusinesses and analyse the power relations between the players in the supply chain. I then analyse if the current support measures provided by the Dti is applicable to the agro-processing sector and to make recommendations on how such support measures can be adapted if needed.

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