Performance of the Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP), and Its Infrastructure Development Project at Dolidoli Village, Musekwa Valley, Limpopo Province: Solutions through Social Capital Adoption

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Mavhungu Abel Mafukata

Abstract

The main objective of this paper was to assess and evaluate the performance of the Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP) in the Musekwa Valley. This paper proposes a corrective approach to the complexities experienced at the programme. Primary data were collected from Fifty five (n=55) households using a questionnaire-based survey. Field work, Focus Group Discussion (FGDs) and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) were also employed to collect data. The results revealed that the CASP was used to supply agricultural infrastructure. However, the programme experienced intertwined complexities. Poor infrastructure was supplied. The infrastructure was also being extensively vandalised. Social capital and social entrepreneurship could be adopted to address the complexities. A follow-up study on the vandalism of infrastructure is imperative.

Keywords:
Farmer support, involvement, social capital, social entrepreneurship, vandalism, farmer support, on-farm infrastructure, development.

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Mafukata, M. (2016). Performance of the Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP), and Its Infrastructure Development Project at Dolidoli Village, Musekwa Valley, Limpopo Province: Solutions through Social Capital Adoption. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 13(3), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.9734/AJAEES/2016/29079
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