HORTGRO supports a study by Dr Daan Louw investigating crime in rural areas of the Western Cape.
Please find the rationale and background information for the study, below.
- Letter of introduction: letter-introduction-oabs-signed
- WCDoA safety benchmark: wcdoa-safety-benchmark-introduction-may-2020
- Rural safety baseline: rural-safety-baseline-bidders-briefing-session-final
Please find the links to the surveys below:
- Afrikaanse misdaad opname produsente vraelys or English crime survey producer questionnaire (Deadline: 21 August)
- Plaaswerker opname or Farm worker survey (Deadline: 28 August)
The study will be executed in 4 phases (some of them in parallel). They are:
Phase 1: Project inception and status quo analysis
Organise the effort, project inception (launch the project officially to relevant stakeholders), document/literature review of relevant reports and findings.
Phase 2: Develop a database with contact details of stakeholder in the surveying areas
Arrange one on one sessions with relevant stakeholders (Agri Western Cape, AFASA, farm security firms) to obtain contact details of farmers and other key stakeholders. A sampling of farmers and finalisation of the list of other stakeholders to survey.
Phase 3: Engagement
Marketing the survey, develop an information pamphlet, workshop with the four key representing farmers association in the Western Cape.
Design a structured questionnaire to be used during interviews
Develop a monitoring dashboard to monitor progress with the survey.
Trail survey for fieldworkers
Comprehensive direct engagement with stakeholders
Data processing and interpretation
Phase 4: Draft and Final reports
Contact: Daan Louw (Ph.D.)
Lecturer Extraordinary: Department of Agricultural Economics , University of Stellenbosch
Director: Optimal Agricultural Business Systems (OABS)
Office Phone : +27 0) 87 095 2108
Fax : +27 (0) 86 616 4970
Mobile: +27 (0) 82 857 3458