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SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS AFFECTING SMALLSCALE MAIZEPRODUCING FARMERS IN KAMHLUSHWA, SOUTH AFRICA

Ogujiuba Kanayo; Agholor A. Isaac, Lunga Mabila.

Abstract
Maize is the most significant grain crop produced throughout South Africa. Maize productionlevels in South
Africa continue to decline, further deteriorating the situation of increased foodinsecurity, unemployment, and
increased poverty levels in the face of increasing population.This article estimates the impact of socioeconomic
variables on maize producing smallholder farmers in the Mpumalanga Province. Data was collected using a
structured questionnaire that was administered face-to-face to respondents.Random sampling was adopted to
select smallholder farmers for the study. Multiple regression model was used to analyse the determinant factors
affecting maize production in the area. The results show that annual income, number of employees and farm size
are significant determinants of maize production. The paperrecommends theimprovement of yields to make
agriculture more efficient, profitable, and sustainable, particularly for smallholders.There is an urgent need to
enhance agricultural intensification, increased yields, and alleviate poverty for communitiesin South Africa.
Furthermore, South African agriculturalsector must be repositioned to foster local economic development, job
creation, and enhance food security.

Key words: Agriculture,farmers, maize, yield, production, socio-economic, contextual factors, determinants


 
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Kanayo O, Mabila AAIL. SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS AFFECTING SMALLSCALE MAIZEPRODUCING FARMERS IN KAMHLUSHWA, SOUTH AFRICA. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 1811-1820. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.183


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Kanayo O, Mabila AAIL. SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS AFFECTING SMALLSCALE MAIZEPRODUCING FARMERS IN KAMHLUSHWA, SOUTH AFRICA. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=100204 [Access: July 21, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.183


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Kanayo O, Mabila AAIL. SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS AFFECTING SMALLSCALE MAIZEPRODUCING FARMERS IN KAMHLUSHWA, SOUTH AFRICA. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 1811-1820. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.183



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Kanayo O, Mabila AAIL. SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS AFFECTING SMALLSCALE MAIZEPRODUCING FARMERS IN KAMHLUSHWA, SOUTH AFRICA. JCR. (2021), [cited July 21, 2021]; 8(2): 1811-1820. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.183



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Kanayo, O. & Mabila, . A. A. I. L. (2021) SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS AFFECTING SMALLSCALE MAIZEPRODUCING FARMERS IN KAMHLUSHWA, SOUTH AFRICA. JCR, 8 (2), 1811-1820. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.183



Turabian Style

Kanayo, Ogujiuba, and Agholor A. Isaac, Lunga Mabila. 2021. SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS AFFECTING SMALLSCALE MAIZEPRODUCING FARMERS IN KAMHLUSHWA, SOUTH AFRICA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 1811-1820. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.183



Chicago Style

Kanayo, Ogujiuba, and Agholor A. Isaac, Lunga Mabila. "SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS AFFECTING SMALLSCALE MAIZEPRODUCING FARMERS IN KAMHLUSHWA, SOUTH AFRICA." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 1811-1820. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.183



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Kanayo, Ogujiuba, and Agholor A. Isaac, Lunga Mabila. "SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS AFFECTING SMALLSCALE MAIZEPRODUCING FARMERS IN KAMHLUSHWA, SOUTH AFRICA." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 1811-1820. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.183



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Kanayo, O. & Mabila, . A. A. I. L. (2021) SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS AFFECTING SMALLSCALE MAIZEPRODUCING FARMERS IN KAMHLUSHWA, SOUTH AFRICA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 1811-1820. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.183