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The Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) (www.bfap.co.za) is a virtual network linking individuals with multi-disciplinary backgrounds to a coordinated research system that informs decision making within the Food System.
The core analytical team consists of independent analysts and researchers who are affiliated with the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development at the University of Pretoria, the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Stellenbosch, or the Directorate of Agricultural Economics at the Provincial Department of Agriculture, Western Cape.
BFAP is the first of its kind in South Africa and has become a valuable resource to government, agribusiness and farmers by providing analyses of future policy and market scenarios and measuring their impact on farm and firm profitability.
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Since the 1990’s tobacco production in South Africa has decreased significantly. Currently South Africa is producing a third of the tobacco it produced during the 1990’s. This study will research the factors that have resulted in a decrease in tobacco production and investigate what happened to farmers who previously grew tobacco.
An understanding of the driving forces behind the decline of tobacco production will provide an understanding of why many farmers are leaving high value and labour intensive crops. This study aims to identify the key drivers of an enabling environment, especially taking the goals of the National Development Plan into consideration. This study will further provide important insights on the effects of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) on tobacco production.
The study is aimed at both current and ex tobacco farmers. Please complete the relevant questionnaire below.
Current Tobacco FarmersHuidige Tabak Boere
Ex Tobacco Farmers
Eks- Tabak Boere