International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation

International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation ISSN: 2756-3634 Vol. 6 (1), pp. 001-005, January, 2019. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Factors and risks associated with integrated, conventional and sustainable agribusiness farming

F. D. K. Anim* and B. Mandleni

Department of Agriculture, Animal Health and Human Ecology, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of South Africa, Private Bag X6 Johannesburg, Florida 1710, South Africa.

Accepted 11 October, 2018

Abstract

A multinomial logistic regression was used to estimate the impact and risks associated with integrated, conventional and sustainable agribusiness farming. The results of the study suggested that farmers operating on conventional and sustainable agribusiness farming were more likely to be those with knowledge of technology and diversified agribusiness farming. Compared with integrated agribusiness farming, these farmers were those with low levels of education and less access to information with higher business risks. In conclusion, the study suggested that in developing areas dominated by farmers with low levels of education and access to information, integrated agribusiness farming would be appropriate.

Key words: Sustainable, integrated and conventional agribusiness farming, risks, multinomial logit model.