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Table 1 Access to human capital by beneficiaries before and after MAFISA support (n = 280)

From: Effect of Micro-Agricultural Financial Institutions of South Africa financial services on livelihood capital of beneficiaries in North West Province South Africa

Human capital indicators Before MAFISA support After MAFISA support
High Low High Low
Financial management skills 13(4.8) 260(95.2) 260(95.2) 13(4.8)
Marketing management skills 11(4.0) 262(96.0) 257(94.1) 16(5.9)
Extension service 35(12.8) 238(87.2) 253(92.7) 20(7.3)
Skills training 12(4.4) 261(95.6) 250(91.6) 23(8.4)
Technical training 12(4.4) 261(95.6) 242(88.6) 31(11.4)
Auctioning skills 18(6.6) 255(93.4) 245(89.7) 28(10.3)
Project management skills 10(3.7) 263(96.3) 250(91.6) 23(8.4)
Employment opportunities created 9(3.3) 264(96.7) 263(96.3) 10(3.7)
Veld management skills 9(3.3) 264(96.7) 215(78.8) 58(21.2)
Grazing management skills 7(2.6) 266(97.4) 213(78.0) 60(22.0)
Grain management skills 6(2.2) 267(97.8) 40(14.7) 233(85.3)
Vegetable management skills 4(1.5) 269(98.5) 46(16.8) 227(83.2)
Poultry management skills 7(2.6) 266(97.4) 219(80.2) 54(19.8)
Piggery management skills 21(7.7) 268(98.2) 215(78.8) 58(21.2)
Training on record-keeping 14(5.1) 259(94.9) 261(95.6) 12(4.4)
Livestock management skills 16(5.9) 257(94.1) 216(79.1) 57(20.9)
Skills on the treatment of diseases 21(7.7) 252(92.3) 214(78.4) 59(21.6)
Skills in soil management 10(3.7) 263(96.3) 49(17.9) 224(82.1)
Water management skills 25(9.2) 248(90.8) 253(92.7) 20(7.3)
Management training skills 17(6.2) 256(93.8) 249(91.2) 24(8.8)
Price determination training skills 31(11.4) 242(88.6) 259(94.9) 14(5.1)
Resources management training skills 17(6.2) 256(93.8) 260(95.2) 13(4.8)
Equipment handling skills 40(14.7) 233(85.3) 255(93.4) 18(6.6)
Crop protection skills 12(4.4) 261(95.6) 41(15.0) 232(85.0)
  1. Figures in parentheses are percentages