This volume and its twin report, "The Agricultural Democratisation of South Africa", should be useful for all policy makers and students of agriculture and rural development. Together they offer insight into the problems facing South Africa's agricultural sector and provide viable proposals for their solution.;The socio-economic strategies of South Africa's segregationist regimes marginalized blacks in the formal economy. As a result they were denied access to resources, arable land, markets and training facilities, while white farmers were served by comprehensive agri-support systems including physical infrastructure, extension schemes, market access, co-operatives, and skills and capacity development programmes. The aim of this work is to provide an analysis that will not only help to redress the remnant injustices of apartheid policy, but will also assist in creating an environment conducive to the development of an efficient and competitive agricultural sector, nationally, regionally and internationally - a sector that will contribute to economic growth with equity, capacity building in disadvantaged communities, and employment expansion.;The contributors to the book discuss a broad spectrum of policy concerns, such as land reform, water allocation and management, marketing issues, agri-business and finance, human resource development, and the region's place in the global economic market. They make recommendations for transforming the sector which focus on: the equitable distribution of land; the development and support of small-scale agriculture; the improvement of market information; the development and upgrading of agricultural research and extension programmes; the development of trade responses; the adoption of labour intensive techniques; the development of agricultural and rural self-financing schemes; and the promotion of food security.