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The red meat industry and employment in South Africa. Evidence based on statutory levies

L. Phaleng, N. Mazibuko, M. Lubinga and L. Phaleng

No 284765, 2018 Annual Conference, September 25-27, Cape Town, South Africa from Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA)

Abstract: We empirically evaluated the role of the red meat industry towards employment in South Africa�s agricultural sector. The paper used liner regression and delta method in the analysis. The results indicate that overall, a two-year extension of statutory levy regime in the red meat industry will positively influence employment (by 38%) in the economy. Although the focus was on the red meat industry, the increase in employment will occur along the various stages of the sheep and cattle value chains as well as in the other closely associated industries like the agro-processing and services industries.

Keywords: Livestock; Production/Industries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-09-25
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.284765

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