TECHNOLOGY PROFILING FOR EMERGING COMMERCIAL COTTON FARMERS IN THE MAKHATHINI REGION

John Kopano Mashala, David Kruger, J P Grundling, L Steynberg

Abstract


This research article profiles cotton technology in the Makhathini region, focusing on the extent to which it is available to support farmers Although Makhathini Farmers have produced cotton for more than 10 years at a subsistence level, and despite using the related technology extensively, the farmers’ mission remains to produce cotton commercial. The technology mentioned in the study is available worldwide, as well as locally. The technology accessed is readily available to the local farmers. Representatives of 13 Famers’ Associations were interviewed and a response rate of 13/13 (100 percent) was obtained. The findings indicate overwhelming use of technology by the farmers. Yet an issue that is unresolved is why farmers are not producing at a commercial level despite the aid of technology.


Keywords


Technology;Resource-based Theory; Accessibolity of Tecchnology.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7166/28-2-993

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