DETERMINANTS OF COMPETITIVENESS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN AGRO-FOOD AND FIBRE COMPLEX

The competitiveness of the South African agri-food and fibre complex depends upon a number of factors: technological, socio-political and economic. This paper attempts to identify and analyse such factors by using a framework of analysis proposed by Michael Porter (1990). Appropriate measures to increase competitiveness are proposed. These include: improved supply chain management, cost reduction, contractual pricing and the establishment of a clear "agribusiness development policy".


Issue Date:
2001
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/18047
Total Pages:
10
Series Statement:
Working Paper 2001-06




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