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Priorities for the Development of Smallholder Agriculture in Swaziland

dc.contributor.author World Bank
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-15T15:46:49Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-15T15:46:49Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06-27
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this policy note is to contribute to an understanding of the factors that combine to constrain the development of smallholder agriculture in Swaziland. It seeks to shed light on why, despite being well-endowed in land and water resources, and despite having a climate that is generally favorable for the production of crops and livestock, Swaziland is obliged to import substantial amounts of food to feed the population. Also, why, in spite of the significant investments that have made in the agricultural sector and in spite of the extensive farming experience of the 70 percent of the population that lives off the land, smallholder farm productivity and production have been declining over time. Finally, the policy notes identify priority areas where strategic interventions are needed to turn things around and get smallholder agriculture going as a driver of growth and poverty reduction. This note provides an overview of smallholder agriculture in Swaziland, identifes constraints that may be contributing to poor performance in the smallholder sector, and evaluates technological options that could improve productivity of smallholder farmers. In addition, it summarizes the findings of a recent review of public spending on agriculture, undertaken to identify trends and patterns in agricultural spending over the last five years and to determine whether the government's budget allocations have been effective in supporting the intended development of smallholder agriculture. After addressing these questions, the policy note points to entry points where future government interventions could help to reverse the current negative trends. en
dc.identifier http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2011/06/16434532/swaziland-rural-sector-review-priorities-development-smallholder-agriculture-swaziland
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/12770
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject ACCESS TO CREDIT
dc.subject ACCESS TO IRRIGATION
dc.subject ACCESS TO MARKETS
dc.subject ADB
dc.subject AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
dc.subject AGRIBUSINESS
dc.subject AGRIBUSINESS ENTERPRISES
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL CENSUS
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL DIVERSIFICATION
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL GROWTH
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL INPUTS
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL LAND
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL MARKETING
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL MARKETS
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL POLICIES
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTES
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL SECTOR
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL SUPPORT
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL WORK
dc.subject AGRICULTURE
dc.subject AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION
dc.subject AGRO-ECOLOGICAL REGIONS
dc.subject ANIMAL HEALTH
dc.subject ANIMAL PRODUCTION
dc.subject ANIMALS
dc.subject APPLIED AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
dc.subject APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject ARABLE LAND
dc.subject BEANS
dc.subject BEEF
dc.subject BEEF CATTLE
dc.subject BREEDING
dc.subject BUDGET DEFICIT
dc.subject CAPACITY BUILDING
dc.subject CASSAVA
dc.subject CATTLE
dc.subject CATTLE PRODUCTION
dc.subject COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE
dc.subject COMMERCIAL FARMERS
dc.subject CONFLICT
dc.subject COST-EFFECTIVENESS
dc.subject COTTON
dc.subject COTTON PRODUCTION
dc.subject CROP
dc.subject CROP PRODUCTION
dc.subject CROPPING
dc.subject CROPS
dc.subject DAIRY BOARD
dc.subject DAIRY INDUSTRY
dc.subject DESERTIFICATION
dc.subject DISTRIBUTION OF LAND
dc.subject DRINKING WATER
dc.subject DROUGHT
dc.subject ECOLOGICAL ZONES
dc.subject ECONOMIC GROWTH
dc.subject EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
dc.subject EQUIPMENT
dc.subject EUROPEAN COMMISSION
dc.subject EXTENSION AGENTS
dc.subject EXTENSION SERVICES
dc.subject EXTREME POVERTY
dc.subject FAMILY FARMS
dc.subject FAO
dc.subject FARM PRODUCTIVITY
dc.subject FARMERS
dc.subject FARMERS ORGANIZATIONS
dc.subject FARMING
dc.subject FARMING ACTIVITIES
dc.subject FARMING SYSTEMS
dc.subject FARMS
dc.subject FEED
dc.subject FISHERIES
dc.subject FOOD CONSUMPTION
dc.subject FOOD INSECURITY
dc.subject FOOD PREFERENCES
dc.subject FOOD PRICES
dc.subject FOOD PROCESSING
dc.subject FOOD PROCESSING EQUIPMENT
dc.subject FOOD PRODUCTION
dc.subject FOOD SECURITY
dc.subject FOOD SUPPLY
dc.subject FORESTRY
dc.subject FRUITS
dc.subject FUNDING MECHANISMS
dc.subject GENDER
dc.subject GRAIN
dc.subject HORTICULTURAL CROPS
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD HEAD
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD INCOME
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD SIZE
dc.subject HUNGER
dc.subject IFAD
dc.subject INCIDENCE OF POVERTY
dc.subject INCOME
dc.subject INCOME DISTRIBUTION
dc.subject INNOVATION
dc.subject INTEGRATION
dc.subject INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
dc.subject IRRIGATION
dc.subject LACK OF INFORMATION
dc.subject LAND LAW
dc.subject LAND MANAGEMENT
dc.subject LAND OWNERSHIP
dc.subject LAND PRODUCTIVITY
dc.subject LAND TENURE
dc.subject LAND TITLES
dc.subject LANDS
dc.subject LIVELIHOOD BASE
dc.subject LIVESTOCK
dc.subject LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject LIVESTOCK ENTERPRISES
dc.subject LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS
dc.subject LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
dc.subject LIVESTOCK PRODUCTIVITY
dc.subject MACROECONOMIC STABILITY
dc.subject MAIZE
dc.subject MAJORITY OF FARMERS
dc.subject MEAT
dc.subject MEAT INDUSTRIES
dc.subject MOA
dc.subject NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SYSTEM
dc.subject NATIONAL RESEARCH
dc.subject NATURAL RESOURCES
dc.subject NEW TECHNOLOGIES
dc.subject NGOS
dc.subject NUTRITION
dc.subject OILSEEDS
dc.subject ORCHARDS
dc.subject OVERGRAZING
dc.subject PASTORALISTS
dc.subject PASTURES
dc.subject PEST CONTROL
dc.subject PESTICIDES
dc.subject PINEAPPLE
dc.subject POLITICAL ECONOMY
dc.subject POLLUTION
dc.subject POOR
dc.subject POPULATION GROWTH
dc.subject POVERTY ALLEVIATION
dc.subject POVERTY ERADICATION
dc.subject POVERTY LINE
dc.subject POVERTY RATE
dc.subject POVERTY REDUCTION
dc.subject POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY
dc.subject PRIORITY SETTING
dc.subject PRIVATE SECTOR
dc.subject PRODUCTION SUPPORT
dc.subject PUBLIC AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
dc.subject PUBLIC SPENDING
dc.subject REGIONAL INTEGRATION
dc.subject REGIONAL MARKETS
dc.subject RISK REDUCTION
dc.subject ROOTS
dc.subject RURAL
dc.subject RURAL AREAS
dc.subject RURAL COMMUNITIES
dc.subject RURAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject RURAL ECONOMY
dc.subject RURAL ENTREPRENEURS
dc.subject RURAL FINANCE
dc.subject RURAL GROWTH
dc.subject RURAL HOUSEHOLD
dc.subject RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE
dc.subject RURAL POPULATION
dc.subject RURAL ROAD
dc.subject RURAL SECTOR
dc.subject RURAL WATER
dc.subject RURAL WATER SUPPLY
dc.subject SANITATION
dc.subject SAVINGS
dc.subject SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
dc.subject SMALL-SCALE AGRICULTURE
dc.subject SMALL-SCALE FARMING
dc.subject SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION
dc.subject SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE
dc.subject SMALLHOLDER FARMERS
dc.subject SMALLHOLDER FARMING
dc.subject SMALLHOLDER FARMS
dc.subject SMALLHOLDER PRODUCERS
dc.subject SMALLHOLDER SECTOR
dc.subject SOIL ACIDITY
dc.subject SOIL EROSION
dc.subject STRUCTURAL REFORMS
dc.subject SUB-REGION
dc.subject SUBSISTENCE
dc.subject SUGAR
dc.subject SUGARCANE
dc.subject SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject TARGETING
dc.subject TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
dc.subject TEXTILES
dc.subject UNDP
dc.subject UNITED NATIONS
dc.subject UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject UNIVERSITIES
dc.subject USAID
dc.subject VEGETABLES
dc.subject VIOLENCE
dc.subject VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT
dc.subject WATER FOR IRRIGATION
dc.subject WATER RESOURCES
dc.subject WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
dc.subject WATER USE
dc.subject WATER USE EFFICIENCY
dc.subject WATER USERS
dc.subject WATER USERS ASSOCIATIONS
dc.subject WOOD
dc.title Priorities for the Development of Smallholder Agriculture in Swaziland en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.date.disclosure 2012-06-27
okr.doctype Economic & Sector Work :: Other Agricultural Study
okr.doctype Economic & Sector Work
okr.docurl http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2011/06/16434532/swaziland-rural-sector-review-priorities-development-smallholder-agriculture-swaziland
okr.globalpractice Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice Agriculture
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 000426104_20120627104429
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 16434532
okr.identifier.report 70200
okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2012/06/27/000426104_20120627104429/Rendered/PDF/702000ESW0P11900PN100June0270020110.pdf en
okr.region.administrative Africa
okr.region.country Swaziland
okr.region.country Eswatini
okr.sector Public Administration, Law, and Justice :: Sub-national government administration
okr.sector Agriculture, fishing, and forestry
okr.sector Industry and trade :: Agricultural marketing and trade
okr.sector Industry and trade :: Agro-industry
okr.theme Rural development :: Rural services and infrastructure
okr.theme Rural development :: Rural policies and institutions
okr.theme Rural development :: Rural non-farm income generation
okr.theme Rural development :: Rural markets
okr.topic Agricultural Knowledge and Information Systems
okr.topic Rural Development Knowledge and Information Systems
okr.topic Agriculture :: Agricultural Research
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Rural Poverty Reduction
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Regional Economic Development
okr.topic Rural Development
okr.unit AFT: Agricultural & Rural (AFTAR)
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