Sustainability of agriculture development in South Africa: Towards Vision 2030

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Priviledge Cheteni Ikechukwu Umejesi


Sustainable Development in agriculture is taunted as a praxis to economic growth and development for several African economies. Agriculture remains one of the primary contributors to employment and food security in the sub-Saharan region, where incidences of drought and famine are prominent. However, the concept of sustainable agriculture remains ambiguous and vague in meaning-making; it is hard to implement at grassroots levels. In this systematic review article, agriculture development is advanced from social science perspective by identifying areas of concern and complementarity in the government approach to sustainability. A structured review in collaboration with desktop research was applied in this study. A sustainable framework was developed to provide an insight into sustainable development components and their outcomes. Furthermore, the study outcome highlights how actors involved in sustainable agriculture can deal with the multiplicity and complexity of this concept in a constructive manner.

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CHETENI, Priviledge; UMEJESI, Ikechukwu. Sustainability of agriculture development in South Africa: Towards Vision 2030. Economics, Management and Sustainability, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 70-85, may 2022. ISSN 2520-6303. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 06 dec. 2022. doi:


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