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Smallholder farmers’ awareness of biofuel crops in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

Cheteni, Priviledge (2016): Smallholder farmers’ awareness of biofuel crops in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Published in: Journal of Human Ecology , Vol. 55, No. 3 (2016): pp. 207-213.

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Abstract

In this study, 157 smallholder farmers from the OR Tambo and Chris Hani district municipality in South Africa were purposively sampled to participate in a survey. The objective was to identify the factors that influence smallholder farmers’ awareness of biofuel crops. Using a binary logistic model it was found that the variables; gender, household income, membership in association; land utilisation and qualification were statistically significant in influencing farmers’ awareness of biofuel crops. Therefore, it is recommended that the South African government should identify the smallholder farmers targeted for the biofuel programme by their social status as pointed in this study.

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