Joint Ventures and Livelihoods in Emerging Small-scale Irrigation Schemes in Greater Sekhukhune District: Perspectives from Hereford

"The research was primarily concerned with the impact of BEE, articulated through joint ventures, on the ‘livelihoods’ of people living in emerging small-scale irrigation schemes in some of the least affluent rural areas within the municipality. The report examines joint ventures in the context of the Integrated Sustainable Rural Development Programme (ISRDP) and the Land Redistribution for Agricultural Development (LRAD) programme. The focus is on the sustainability of rural livelihoods, while attention is given to the stakeholder power dynamics at the local level. This report proposes a re-examination of the current conceptualisation, implementation and monitoring of joint ventures."