Luke Metelerkamp

Year: 2012

Document type: Faculty Research & Publications


This short article commissioned by Farmer’s Weekly is based on the premise that small-scale farming systems should not be interpreted as implicitly unproductive or unprofitable. Via discussion and the use of three examples, the article argues that if done correctly a shift to smaller farming systems could be extremely beneficial to all who live in South Africa.

Key words:Poly-cropping, agricultural innovation, farm sizes, food systems, food security