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dc.contributor.advisorSandham, L.A.
dc.contributor.authorLabuschagne, C.B.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-08T13:35:10Z
dc.date.available2018-10-08T13:35:10Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4821-7615
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/31262
dc.descriptionMaster of Environmental Management, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus
dc.description.abstractThe environmental impacts associated with agriculture have been widely researched both internationally and in South Africa, with some attention devoted to farmers’ behaviours and decisions. However, very little research has been done on farmers’ environmental awareness in South Africa, and it was the aim of this study to probe the environmental awareness of farmers in an area of the North West Province of South Africa. A literature review on agriculture and sustainability focused on known environmental impacts relating to agriculture and how farming types and methods contribute to these environmental impacts. A study area was selected in the central part of the North West province where there was access to a diverse farming community with relevant farming types and farming methods. A questionnaire was developed with sections addressing farmers’ environmental awareness in relation to sustainable development, agriculture and sustainable development, agricultural impacts, environmental legislation and decision making. It can be expected that farmers may have some level of environmental awareness but will not have in-depth awareness of environmental impacts associated with agriculture. The results indicated that in the sustainable development model the farmers displayed more awareness of financial sustainability than environmental or social sustainability. Farmers showed minor awareness of all the related environmental impacts associated with agriculture. Farmers are aware that there is environmental legislation but could not demonstrate that they are aware of the requirements of the specific environmental acts and regulations.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNorth-West Universityen_US
dc.subjectAgricultureen_US
dc.subjectAgricultural environmental impactsen_US
dc.subjectDecision makingen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental awarenessen_US
dc.titleEnvironmental awareness among farmers in the North West Province, South Africaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeMastersen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10190198 - Sandham, Luke Alan (Supervisor)


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