Advancing a holistic systems approach for sustainable cattle development programmes in South Africa : insights from sustainability assessments

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dc.contributor.author Marandure, Tawanda
dc.contributor.author Bennett, James
dc.contributor.author Dzama, Kennedy
dc.contributor.author Makombe, Godswill
dc.contributor.author Gwiriri, Lovemore
dc.contributor.author Mapiye, Cletos
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-11T09:12:44Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.description.abstract Efforts to exploit the central roles of cattle to drive agriculture and rural development in low-income countries recorded limited success owing to their narrow focus on modernizing and commercializing low-input cattle farming. Most programs failed to take cognizance of the heterogeneous range of complex relationships between the environmental, economic, social and institutional challenges that limit low-input cattle farming. The current qualitative literature review evaluates the environmental, economic and social sustainability delivery impacts of the leading cattle development programs in the low-input farming sector in South Africa using a holistic systems approach. A mixed method procedure involving stratified sampling was used to allocate local and international-based programs while, purposive sampling was used to select programs with a wider scale of operation. The review then draws on the crosscutting key constraints emerging from the case studies to provide a better grounding for subsequent sustainability sensitive recommendations. Local-based cattle development programs advanced more market-led interventions while, their international-based counterparts had more interventions including, soil and rangeland improvement. The narrow focus by both local and international developmental programs is inadequate to address a wide array of environmental, economic, social, technical and institutional challenges faced by low-input cattle producers in South Africa. en_ZA
dc.description.department Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2021-01-23
dc.description.librarian hj2020 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The Department of Science and Technology-National Research Foundation (DST-NRF) Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Food Security [140102]. en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wjsa21 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Tawanda Marandure, James Bennett, Kennedy Dzama, Godswill Makombe, Lovemore Gwiriri & Cletos Mapiye (2020): Advancing a holistic systems approach for sustainable cattle development programmes in South Africa: insights from sustainability assessments, Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, DOI: 10.1080/21683565.2020.1716130. NYP. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2168-3565 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2168-3573 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/21683565.2020.1716130
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/73201
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, vol. , no. , pp. , 2020. doi : 10.1080/21683565.2020.1716130. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wjsa21. en_ZA
dc.subject Cattle development programmes en_ZA
dc.subject Low-input farmers en_ZA
dc.subject Sustainability en_ZA
dc.subject Holistic systems approach en_ZA
dc.title Advancing a holistic systems approach for sustainable cattle development programmes in South Africa : insights from sustainability assessments en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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