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dc.contributor.authorSparks, G. D.en
dc.contributor.authorOrtmann, G. F.en
dc.contributor.authorLyne, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-07T03:36:02Z
dc.date.issued2011-03en
dc.identifier.citationSparks, G. D., Ortmann, G. F., & Lyne, M. (2011). An analysis of cooperative biodiesel production by smallholders in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. In Proceedings of the 18th International Farm Management Congress, 20-26th March 2011. (pp. 444-452). Methven, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.ifmaonline.org/pages/con_full_articles.php?abstract=601en
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-990056-6-8en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5771
dc.description.abstractThe South African biofuels industrial strategy promotes a development-oriented strategy with feedstock produced by smallholders and processed by traditional producer-owned cooperatives. This study examines a proposal to apply this strategy to small farmers in KwaZulu-Natal, using soybeans as feedstock for biodiesel production. First, it is argued that value-adding cooperatives established under South Africa’s Cooperatives Act would fail to attract the capital and expertise needed to process biodiesel owing to ill-defined voting and benefit rights. Second, a mixed integer linear programming model is used to check the viability of producing biodiesel from soybeans, viewed from the perspective of the smallholder as grower and co-owner of the processing plant. It is concluded that smallholder participation would require a rental market for cropland, coownership of the processing plant in an investor-share cooperative, information and training, and a high level of price support.en
dc.format.extent444-452en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Farm management Associationen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - International Farm management Association - http://hdl.handle.net/10182/5771en
dc.rightsCopyright © 2014 IFMA.en
dc.sourceProceedings of the 18th International Farm Management Association Congressen
dc.subjectbiofuelen
dc.subjectsubsidiesen
dc.subjectsmallholder marketing cooperativesen
dc.subjectrural developmenten
dc.subjectSouth African biofuels strategyen
dc.titleAn analysis of cooperative biodiesel production by smallholders in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africaen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agribusiness and Marketsen
pubs.finish-date2011-03-25en
pubs.notesPaper in Proceedings of the 18th International Farm Management Congress, 20-26 March 2011. Methven, New Zealand: International Farm Management Associationen
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/AGMK
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/PE20
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/5771en
pubs.start-date2011-03-20en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-4530-1195
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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