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Local procurement from small-scale farmers by rural supermarkets in South Africa

Motte Biénabe E., Motte E., Biénabe E., Vermeulen H.. 2011. In : Biénabe Estelle (ed.), Berdegué Julio A. (ed.), Peppelenbos Lucian (ed.), Belt John (ed.). Reconnecting markets : Innovative global practices in connecting small-scale producers with dynamic food markets. Farnham : Gower Publishing, p. 17-29.

This chapter focuses on the innovative schemes of two rural supermarket stores in the Limpopo Province of South Africa to source fresh vegetables locally from individual small-scale farmers. We gathered data during 2006 using semi-structured personal interviews with the store owners and managers. We also interviewed a sample of small-scale vegetable farmers who currently supply the two stores, or who used to do so. We did a follow-up survey in June 2007 to enrich our qualitative data with further quantitative observations. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés : petite exploitation agricole; supermarché; légume; enquête; circuit de commercialisation; zone rurale; afrique du sud

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