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C1 Micro agrifood sector study - Smallholder farmers' participation in restructuring food markets: The tomato subsector in SA

The central objective of this research study is to evaluate smallholder farmers' access to modern food markets in South Africa, focusing on the determinants of inclusion or exclusion. The central research question is "What are the determinants of smallholder farmers' marketing channel choice and what are the impacts of such choices on incomes and technology use?" The specific research questions are:

· Which farm level characteristics determine inclusion of smallholder farmers in restructured modern market channels?

· What are the net economic impacts of the farmers' participation in the restructuring markets in terms of tomato farm income, technology adoption, employment and farm structure?

This publication forms part of the Regoverning Markets project.

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