1st Edition

An Apartheid Oasis? Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods in Venda

By Edward Lahiff Copyright 2001
    314 Pages
    by Routledge

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    This is a socio-economic study of agriculture and its contribution to livelihoods in Venda, one of the black "homelands" created in South Africa under apartheid. It is based on a survey of households in the Tshiombo irrigation scheme, a project in central Venda with around 600 plot-holders.

    Land, agriculture and rural livelihoods in the homelands; the land and people of Venda; agriculture in Venda; introduction to the Tshiombo case study; household composition, income and assets at Tshiombo; agricultural production at Tshiombo; household livelihoods and the prospects for development at Tshiombo; conclusion.


    Edward Lahiff