Sustainable Future of Agro-Processing: Policy Pathways for Eco-Inclusive Enterprises in South Africa – Sectoral Business Condition Brief

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Meyer, Christine; Janet, Mkhabela and Maggie, Sloan 2018: Sustainable Future of Agro-Processing: Policy Pathways for Eco-Inclusive Enterprises in South Africa. Sectoral Business Condition Brief. Berlin: SEED c/o adelphi research gGmbh.

Innovation of the agro-processing sector has been identified – and supported through policy measures and funding initiatives – as central to the low carbon, inclusive economic transition in South Africa. Small and medium sized eco-inclusive enterprises in the sector play a pivotal role in mitigating the impacts of climate change and tackling poverty and social inequalities.

This sectoral policy brief provides an short overview to policy-makers and practitioners of the common challenges faced by eco-inclusive enterprises in this strategic sector in South Africa. The brief is designed to guide policy-makers and practitioners in the prototyping and implementation of measures to ensure the success and scaling-up of eco-inclusive enterprises in South Africa.