Zeszyt 3 (49) 2018 , DOI: 10.17306/J.JARD.2018.00396
Neo Mokone, Michael Antwi, Clarietta Chagwiza
DO SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF RURAL BACKYARD FARMERS’ HOUSEHOLDS DRIVE INCOME GENERATION FROM BACKYARD FARMING? EVIDENCE FROM NORTH WEST PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA
People in most developing countries’ rural areas
around the world face food insecurity and malnutrition due
to many factors, including low purchasing power. There is
renewed interest in backyard or home gardens as a source
of income and a pathway out of poverty and food insecurity
among rural households. This paper identifies and analyzes
the factors that influence income generation from backyard
farming among backyard farmers in the rural communities
of Bojanala district municipality in the North West province.
Using a structured questionnaire, cross-sectional data was
collected from 220 backyard farmers. Multiple linear regression
was used to analyze the data; the findings reveal that
gender of household head, formal employment, farm ownership,
farming experience and annual income from livestock
had a positive and significant influence on income generation
from backyard farming. To maximize the potential of backyard
gardens as a source of income generation and livelihood,
policymakers and relevant government departments must pay
close attention to these variables.
Keywords: backyard gardens, economic contribution, poverty alleviation, rural communities, North West, South Africa
|MLA||Mokone, Neo, et al. "DO SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF RURAL BACKYARD FARMERS’ HOUSEHOLDS DRIVE INCOME GENERATION FROM BACKYARD FARMING? EVIDENCE FROM NORTH WEST PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA." J. Agribus. Rural Dev. 49.3 (2018): 299-307.|
|APA||Neo Mokone, Michael Antwi, Clarietta Chagwiza (2018). DO SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF RURAL BACKYARD FARMERS’ HOUSEHOLDS DRIVE INCOME GENERATION FROM BACKYARD FARMING? EVIDENCE FROM NORTH WEST PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA. J. Agribus. Rural Dev. 49 (3), 299-307|
|ISO 690||MOKONE, Neo, ANTWI, Michael, CHAGWIZA, Clarietta. DO SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF RURAL BACKYARD FARMERS’ HOUSEHOLDS DRIVE INCOME GENERATION FROM BACKYARD FARMING? EVIDENCE FROM NORTH WEST PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA. J. Agribus. Rural Dev., 2018, 49.3: 299-307.|
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