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Research outputs: AGRICULTURE

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2022 Nature and composition of rural innovation actor networks in South Africa: the case of agro-processing enterprises in the Mopani District

Rural innovation processes are deeply embedded in actor networks, and their successes and failures are influenced by the nature and composit...

2022 Adoption and diffusion of advanced ICTs in South Africa's agricultural sector: policy issues and implications

Over the past few years, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been fundamental innovations that have contributed to the gr...

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2022 Data drives strategic dialogue around innovation in agriculture

South Africa's first survey on innovation in agriculture found diverse patterns of innovation activity across the sector. At a recent HSRC p...

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2021 Farmer-led institutional innovations in managing smallholder irrigation schemes in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Provinces, South Africa

Farmer-led institutional innovations have been touted as the key to improving the management of water resources in irrigation schemes. Howev...