Prof Yonas Bahta
Agricultural Economics
IB 58
Agriculture Building: Block 10 1.130

Short CV

Short CV

I am an astute National Research Foundation (NRF) rated researcher ("C2 rating") with over 28 years of experience working for academic, government, national, and international organizations. I have a PhD, Master with distinction, Honors, and first degree in Agricultural Economics. I am currently employed as a full Professor at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. As a senior researcher and lecturer, I teach classes and supervise undergraduate, master`s, and PhD students. Research methodology is one of the topics on which I concentrate and lecture. As a researcher and consultant, I work with international and local organizations as project leader and principal investigator, project team, contribute to publications in various fields of Agricultural Economics, and am actively involved in the writing of research proposals for funding. I have a strong background in economic research and analysis, as well as econometrics, mathematical modeling, trade and trend analysis, statistical analysis, economic and socioeconomic analysis, value chain analysis and price analysis, and forecasting.


In addition, I am an applied development economist who is interested in modeling (SAM-CGE,  I-O, Econometrics), saving mobilization, food security, monitoring and evaluation, marketing, macroeconomics, policy analysis, finance, and development issues. I`ve published over 72 peer-reviewed journal articles, three chapters in book, nine conference proceeding publication,  20 popular articles (in a non-technical language as part of community engagements), two Working and Discussion papers/report, presented at a number of international and national conferences, reviewed in high impact and Q1 and Q2 journals, reviewed projects and ratings, and supervised over 35 postgraduate students (MSc and PhD altogether) and 16 them completed there studies. 


Career Objectives:

  • To increase my knowledge and experience.
  • To further my career in agricultural economics while learning new and creative ways of improving my skills, and
  • To establish myself as a champion in agricultural economics and train people (young and old) coming into this field.



Publications (Short List)



  1. Mokati J. T.W., Ncube, A. and Bahta, Y.T. (2024). Is it really feminization of agriculture?  The issue of household food security in Lesotho’s southern lowland district. Journal of Asian and African Studies, 59(2):411-424. DOI: 10.1177/00219096221111359

  2. Marais, M., Henry Jordaan, H., Lombard, W.A., and Bahta, Y.T. (2024).  Assessing the potential of a niche market for wool products in South Africa. AIMS Agriculture and Food, 9(1): 108-128. DOI: 10.3934/agrfood.2024007

  3. Muhame, C., Ncube, A., and Bahta, Y.T. (2024). Dissemination and participation in early warnings and disaster risk reduction in South Africa. Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies 16(1), a1566. jamba.v16i1.1566

  4. von Maltitz, L., and Bahta, Y.T. (2023). Data on Investigating the resilience of female smallholder livestock farmers to agricultural drought in South Africa`s Northern Cape Province. Data in Brief, 51:109780 DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2023.109780

  5. Muhame, C., Ncube, A., and Bahta, Y.T. (2023). Toward SDG-11: How Social resilience affect urban settlement in South Africa? Journal of Sustainability Research 4(5): e230014.DOI: 10.20900/jsr20230014

  6. Bahta, Y.T. and Mbai, S. (2023). Competitiveness of Namibia’s Agri-Food Commodities: Implications for Food Security. Resources, 12, 34. DOI: 10.3390/resources12030034

  7. Bahta, Y.T., and Lombard,W.A. (2023).  Nexus between Social Vulnerability and Resilience to Agricultural Drought amongst South African Smallholder Livestock Households. Atmosphere 2023, 14, 900. DOI:10.3390/atmos14050900

  8. Bahta, Y.T. and Musara, J.P. (2023). Diversity of Food Insecurity Coping Strategies among Livestock Farmers in Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Climate, 11, 82. DOI:10.3390/cli11040082

  9. van den Heever, M.J.J.; Lombard, W.A.; Bahta, Y.T.; Maré, F.A. (2023).Cost-Effectiveness of Acaricide Application Methods against Heartwater Disease in South Africa. Agriculture, 13, 568. DOI: 10.3390/ agriculture13030568

  10. Myeki, L.W.; Matthews, N.; Bahta, Y.T. (2023). Decomposition of Green Agriculture Productivity for Policy in Africa: An Application of Global Malmquist–Luenberger Index. Sustainability, 15, 1645. DOI: 10.3390/su15021645

  11. Mare, F. and  Bahta, Y.T. (2023).  The impact of live sheep export trade on the South Africa Economy.  AIMS  Agriculture and Food,  8(1):25-47. DOI: 10.3934/agrfood.2023002

  12. Nohamba, S.; Musara, J.P.; Bahta, Y.T. and Ogundeji, A.A. (2022). Drivers of Postharvest Loss among Citrus Farmers in Eastern Cape Province of South Africa: A Zero-Inflated Poisson (ZIP) Regression Model Analysis. Agriculture, 12, 1651. DOI:10.3390/agriculture12101651

  13. Bahta, Y.T. and Musara, J.P. (2022). Quantifying the Impact of COVID-19 Relief Vouchers Schemes on Food Security: Empirical Evidence Insights from South Africa. Land, 11, 1431. DOI: 10.3390/ land1109143

  14. Abafe, E.A.; Bahta, Y.T. and Jordaan, H. (2022). Exploring Biblioshiny for Historical Assessment of Global Research on Sustainable Use of Water in Agriculture. Sustainability, 141, 651. DOI: 10.3390/su141710651 

  15. Bahta, Y.T. (2022). Social vulnerability to agricultural drought: Insights from Northern Cape, South Africa. Scientific African, 17, e01324. DOI:10.1016/j.sciaf.2022.e01324

  16.  Myeki, L.W, Bahta, Y.T. and Matthews, N. (2022). Exploring the Growth of Agricultural Productivity in AFRICA: A Färe-Primont Index Approach. Agriculture, 12(8), 1236.  DOI:10.3390/agriculture12081236 

  17. Bahta, Y.T. (2022). Nexus between coping strategies and household`s agricultural drought resilience to food insecurity in South Africa. Land, 11, 893. DOI:10.3390/land11060893

  18. Musara, J.P, Bahta, Y.T., Musemwa, L., and Manzvera, J. (2022). Rethinking blended climate smart agriculture practices for productivity and farm income gains in the drylands of Zimbabwe. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 6:939595. DOI: 10.3389/fsufs.2022.939595

  19. Bahta, Y.T. and Myeki, V.A. (2022). The impact of agricultural drought on smallholder livestock farmers: empirical evidence insights from Northern Cape, South Africa. Agriculture, 12 (4), 442. DOI:10.3390/agriculture12040442

  20. Van den Heever, M., Lombard, W.A, Bahta, Y.T. and Maré, F.A. (2022). The economic impact of heartwater on the South African livestock industry and the need for a new vaccine. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 203, 105634.

  21. Nyam, Y.S., Bahta, Y.T. , Oduniyi, O.S. and Matthews, N. (2022). Smallholder sheep farmers’ perception of production constraints and competitive strategies in South Africa. Scientific African,16, e01192.

  22. Walter, V.N., Bahta, Y.T. and Mare, F. (2022). Downstream Economic Implications of Predation in the South African Red Meat Industry. Frontiers in Sustainability, 3:873063. Doi: 10.3389/frsus.2022.873063

  23. Nucbe, A. and Bahta, Y.T. (2021). Meeting adversity with resilience: Survival of Zimbabwean migrant women in South Africa. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 23, 1011-1043. DOI:10.1007/s12134-021-00878-2

  24.  Bahta, Y.T. and Myeki, V.A.  (2021). Adaption, coping strategies and resilience of agricultural drought in South Africa: implication for the sustainability of livestock sector. Heliyon, 7(11), E089280. DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e08280

  25.  Myeki, V.A, and Bahta, Y.T. (2021).  Determinants of Smallholder Livestock Farmers’ Household Resilience to Food Insecurity in South Africa. Climate, 9, 117. https://
  26. Bahta, Y.T. (2021). Competitiveness of South Africa’s Agri-food Commodities. AIMS-Agriculture and Food, 6(4):964-987. DOI: 10.3934/agrfood.2021057
  27. Muchopa, C.L., Bahta, Y.T., and Ogundeji, A. (2021). Quantifying the missed EU market access opportunity for South African frozen strawberries.  African Journal of Business and Economic Research (AJBER), 16(1):167-186
  28. Matlou, R.; Bahta, Y.T.; Owusu-Sekyere, E.; Jordaan, H. (2021).Impact of Agricultural Drought Resilience on the Welfare of Smallholder Livestock Farming Households in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Land, 10, 562. land10060562

  29. Bahta, Y.T. (2021). Perception of agricultural drought resilience in South Africa: A case of smallholder livestock farmers. Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 13(1), a984. 10.4102/jamba.v13i1.984

  30. von Maltitz, L., and Bahta, Y.T. (2021). Empowerment of smallholder female livestock farmers and its potential impacts to their resilience to agricultural drought. AIMS-Agriculture and Food, 6(2): 603–630. DOI: 10.3934/agrfood.2021036.
  31. Mbai, S. Moses, E.N. and Bahta, Y.T. (2021). Export Competitiveness of Namibia’s timber sector: implication for forestry sector. Forestry Ideas,  27(1): 101-113.
  32.  Ferreira A., Lombard, W.A., Bahta, Y.T., and Geyer A.C. (2021). Price attributes of Döhne Merino wool in South Africa. Agrekon 60(1): 31-42. DOI: 10.1080/03031853.2021.1879659
  33. Pieter-Steyn, D.W., Lombard, W.A; Bahta, Y.T. (2021). The Financial Viability of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Technology: A case of Sheep Feedlots. African Journal of Business and Economic Research (AJBER), 16(1):163-183. DOI: 10.31920/1750-4562/2021/v16n1a7

  34. Walter van Niekerk, Bahta, Y.T. and de Waal, HO (2021). A review and estimation of the financial implications of livestock prediction in South Africa. South African Museums Association Bulletin (SAMAB) (INDAGO), 37(1): 1-11.

  35. Bahta, Y.T. (2020). Smallholder livestock farmers coping and adaptation strategies to agricultural drought. AIMS-Agriculture and Food, 5(4):964-982. DOI: 10.3934/agrfood.2020.4.964

  36. Perel, O’B., J., Bahta, Y.T., and Mokhatla, P. (2020). The impact of wine grape harvester on labour in Western Cape Province of South Africa. International Journal of Agricultural Management, 9(1): 90-95 DOI: 10.5836/ijam/2020-09-90

  37. Bahta, Y. T., Jordaan, H. and Sabastain, G. (2020). Agricultural management practices and factors affecting technical efficiency in Zimbabwe Maize farming. Agriculture, 10(3): 78. DOI:10.3390/agriculture10030078

  38. Muchopa, C.L., Bahta, Y.T. and Ogundeji, A. (2020). Trade and welfare impacts of frozen orange juice tariff rate quota of South Africa. The  International trade Journal,  222-246.  DOI:10.1080/08853908.2020.1715311

  39. Nyam, Y.S., Matthews, N. and Bahta, Y.T. (2020). Improving livelihood of smallholder farmers through increasing technical efficiency: A case study of South African Sheep production. Agrekon,  59(1):1-15. DOI: 10.1080/03031853.2019.1639205

  40. Jordaan, H., and Bahta, Y. T. (2020). The Economic Impact of Policy Interventions to Mitigate Water Use in Irrigation Agriculture in South Africa. Journal of Human Ecology, 71(1-3):8-15. DOI: 10.31901/24566608.2020/71.1-3.3220

  41. Ncube, A., Bahta, Y. T. and Jordaan, A.J. (2020).  Job market perception of African migrant women in South Africa as initial and long-term Coping and adaptation mechanisms. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 21(4): 1165-1185.

  42. LombardW.A.  and  Bahta, Y.T. (2019).Economic impact and factors affecting sheep and goat theft in South Africa.  Acta Criminologica: African Journal of Criminology & Victimology, 32(2): 144-166. Awarded for the best-published article and won the Joseph F. Donnermeyer New Scholar Award at the International Society to study rural crime (ISSRC) in December 2020.

  43. LombardW.A.  and  Bahta, Y.T. (2019). Stock theft control mechanism and economic impact of livestock theft in the Free State Province of South Africa: Implication for agricultural management policies.  International Journal of Agricultural Management, 8 (3):98-106. 10.5836/ijam/2019-08-98

  44. Matlou, R. and Bahta, Y.T. (2019). Factors influencing the resilience of smallholder livestock farmers to agricultural drought in South Africa: Implication for adaptive capabilities. Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk studies, 11(1), a805. 10.4102/jamba.v11i1.805 (Awarded the 3rd Prize for the Best Contributed Paper Presented at the Annual AEASA Conference: Growing a Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture. The 57th Annual Conference was held from 8 – 10 October 2019 at the Ilanga Estate, Bloemfontein, South Africa).

  45. Muchopa, C.L., Bahta, Y.T. and Ogundeji, A. (2019). Tariff rate quota impacts on export market access of South African fruit products into the EU market. Agrekon, 58(4):426-450.

  46. Bahta, Y.T. and Enoch, O.S (2019). Improving the income status of smallholder vegetable farmers through food policy intervention: The case of homestead food garden intervention Outlook on Agriculture, 48(3):246-254. DOI: 10.1177/0030727019852107

  47. Cloete, P., Bahta, Y.T., Marunga, M. and Lombard, W.A (2019). Perception and understanding of extension service in South Africa. South African Journal of Agricultural Extension, 47(3):14-31.

  48. Ncube, A., Bahta, Y. T. and Jordaan, A.J. (2019). Coping and adaptation mechanisms used by Sub-Saharan African migrant women in South Africa (for coming). Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies 11(1), a645.

  49. Ncube, A., Bahta, Y. T. and Jordaan, A.J. (2019). Exploring of short term, long-term survival mechanisms and Perception of Job Market by Zimbabwean migrant women in South Africa. Ìrìnkèrindò: a Journal of African Migration, 10: 82-105.

  50. Bahta, Y.T., Enoch, O.S. and Boipelo, T. E. (2019). Does women’s empowerment through policy intervention reduce food insecurity in South Africa? Development in Practice, 29(1):3-14. https:// 10.1080/09614524.2018.1512952

  51. Jordaan, A.J., Bahta, Y.T. and Phatudi-Mphahlele, B. (2019). Ecological Vulnerability Indicators to Drought: Case of Communal Farmers in Eastern Cape, South Africa. Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk studies, 11(1), a591. https:// v10i1.591

  52. Bahta, Y. T., Enoch, O.S., Donkor Emmanuel, and Boipelo, T.E. (2018). The impact of the homestead food garden programme on food security in South Africa. Food Security, 10(1):95-110. DOI: 10.1007/s12571-017-0756-1

  53. Bahta, Y.T., Enoch, O.S. and Boipelo, T.E.  (2018). Assessing participation in homestead food garden programmes, land ownership and their impact on productivity and net returns of smallholder maize producers in South Africa, Agrekon, 57(1):49-63.

  54. Mare, F., Bahta, Y.T. and Walter, V.N. (2018). The impact of drought on commercial livestock farmers in South Africa and the strategies they adopt. Development in practice, 28 (7):884-898.

  55. Mdungela, N.M, Bahta, Y. T. and Jordan, A.J. (2017). Indicators for economic vulnerability to drought in South Africa. Development in practice, 27(8): 1050-1063.

  56. Muyambo, F. Bahta, Y. T. and Jordaan, A. (2017). The role of indigenous knowledge in risk reduction of South Africa.  Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk studies, 9(1):1-6 (a420). http://dx.doi. org/10.4102/jamba.v9i1.420

  57. Bahta, Y.T. and Lombard, W.A. (2017). Rainwater Harvesting for Sustainable water resource management in Eritrea: farmers’ Adoption and Policy Implications. Journal of Human Ecology, 58(1, 2):1-9.DOI: 10.1080/09709274.2017.1305623.

  58. Bahta, Y.T.,Strydom, D.B. and Donkor Emmanuel (2017). Microcredit and gender empowerment: policy implications for sustainable agricultural development in Eritrea. Development in practice, 27(1):90-102.

  59. Muyambo, F., Jordan, A. and Bahta, Y. T. (2017). Assessing social vulnerability to drought in South Africa: policy implication for drought risk reduction. Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk studies 9(1): 1-7 (a326). http://dx.doi. org/10.4102/jamba.v9i1.326

  60. Bahta, Y. T., Jordaan, A. and Muyambo, F. (2016). Communal Farmers` perception of drought in South Africa: policy implication for drought risk reduction. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 20:39-50. DOI:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.10.007 (

  61. Bahta, Y.T. and Willemse, J. (2016). The comparative advantage of South Africa soybean production. JOilseeds and fats Crops and Lipids, 23(3): 1-8. DOI: 10.1051/ocl/2015069.

  62. Bahta, Y.T.,. and J.A.Groenewald (2015). The potential impact of a Southern African common external tariffs regime on the economy of Lesotho. International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics, 3(2), Special issue:75-89.

  63. Fadeyi, O.A., Bahta, Y.T., Ogundeji, A.A. Willemse, BJ. (2014). The impact of the SADC free trade agreement on South African agricultural trade Outlook Agriculture, 43(1):53-59. ISSN 0030-7270.

  64. Bahta, Y.T. (2014). The impact of international oil price increase on the economy of Free State Province of South Africa. International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics, 2(1): 41-50. ISSN 2147-8988. Available online

  65. Bahta, Y.T., Willemse, B.J. and Grove, B. (2014). The role of agriculture in welfare, income distribution and economic development of the Free State province of South Africa: A CGE approach. Agrekon, 53(1):46-74ISSN 0303-1853, Online 2078-0400. Awarded the second best article published in Agrekon in 52nd  annual conference of AEASA.



Bahta, Y. T. (2021). “Enhancement of entrepreneurship through village bank, group credit, and saving mobilization with community engagement, pp.182-203” in Higher Education, Community Engagement and Entrepreneurship in Southern Africa” (ISBN: 1-5275-6493-2), edited by Ivan Govender, Published by Cambridge Scholars.

2 Nomalanga Mary Mdungela, Yonas Tesfamariam Bahta and Andries Johannes Jordaan (2017). “Farmer’s Choice of Drought Coping Strategies to Sustain Productivity in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, pp. 73-89” in Toward a Sustainable Agriculture: Farming Practices and Water Use. Series on Frontiers in Sustainability: Volume 1.  ISBN 978-3-          03842-331-7: 978-3-03842-330-0 (Hbk), Edited by Henry Jordaan and Manfred max Bergman. MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.



1 Bahta, Y.T., Lombard, W.A. and Jordaan, H. (2022). The effect of monetary policy on agricultural production of South Africa.  International Farm Management Congress Proceedings, 1:1-14. ISBN: 978-1-80518-000-5.

2 Bahta, Y.T., Lombard, W.A. and van Niekerk, HN. (2022). Trade regimes and welfare in Lesotho. International Farm Management Congress Proceedings, 1:1-15. ISBN: 978-1-80518-001-2

3 Usapfa Luvhengo, Janus Henning and Yonas Bahta (2019). Incorporating Collective Entrepreneurship and Capacity Development for Emerging Cooperative Farming Systems: The South African Review. “Abstract published in the proceedings book” in 3rd International Conference on Food and Agricultural Economics. Pp.383. ISBN: 978-605-81058-1-2.

4 Tlalang, B.E., Bahta, Y. T. and Lombard. W.A. (2019). Challenges and opportunities of homestead food garden in South Africa: a case of pumpkin production. International Farm Management Congress Proceedings, 1:1-9. ISBN 978-92-990062-7-6.

5 Bahta, Y.T. and Walter van Niekerk (2019). Resources use, technical efficiency of maize industry and performance of the South African economy International Farm Management Congress Proceedings, 1:1-16. ISBN 978-92-990062-7-6.

6 Maltou, R. and Bahta, Y.T. (2019). Estimating agricultural drought resilience of Smallholder livestock farmers in South Africa. International Farm Management Congress Proceedings, 1:1-13 ISBN 978-92-990062-7-6. 

7 Bahta, Y.T. and Strydom, D.B. (2015). Measuring the contribution of agriculture to the economy of the Free State province of South Africa. International Farm Management Congress Proceedings 1:61-69.

8 Mokhethi, N.I., Bahta, Y.T. and Ogundeji, A.A. (2015). Trade structure and pattern of wool and mohair export of Lesotho. International Farm Management Congress Proceedings 1:312-319.

9 Jordaan, H., Bahta, Y.T. and Sabastain, G. (2015). Management practices that affect technical efficiency and coping strategies of smallholders’ maize irrigation farmers in Zimbabwe. International Farm Management Congress Proceedings- 1:171-179.



1. Maré, F.A. and Bahta, Y.T. (2023-2025). Resilience of commercial livestock farmers to Agricultural Drought in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa (NRF).

2.     Maré, F.A., Bahta, Y.T., Lombard, W.A., Musara, J.P. and Owolabi, S. (2023).Red meat value chain baseline study in the JTG district in the Northern Cape (NC-0019-RMV-01)

3. Bahta, Y.T. (2022-2025). Assessing the social and economic impact of changed water use behaviour in food production in south Africa- The contract number of the  project - C2022/2023-00798. Water Research Commission (WRC)- Project 

4. Bahta, Y.T. (2018-2021). Household resilience to agricultural drought in the Northern Cape province of South Africa-National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa funded this research, grant number TTK170510230380

5. Bahta, Y.T., Venter, M. and Jordaan, H. (2019).Social and economic impact of changed water use behaviour. Chapter 7, Pp. 257-279. In: Determining the water footprints of selected field and forage crops, and derived products in South Africa. Report to : the Water Research Commission (WRC), by H. Jordaan, E.  Owusu-Sekyere, ME. Scheepers, PG.  khuoa, MP. Mohlotsane, Y. Mahlathi1, FA. Maré, L. Van Rensburg & JH. Barnard.

6. Vulnerability, Adaptation to and coping with drought: the case of commercial and subsistence rain fed farming in the Eastern Cape (2017) (ed. by Jordaan, A.J.). Volume -1-, WRC Report Number TT716/1/17, ISBN 978-1-4312-0884-5) by Sakulski, D.M., Muyambo, F., Shwababa, S., Mdungela, N., Phatudi-Mphahlele, C., Mashimbye, C., Mlambo, D., Fadeyi,  O., Miya, T., Bahta, Y.T., Owusu-Sekyere, E. and Schulze, R.E.

7. Vulnerability, Adaptation to and coping with drought: the case of commercial and subsistence rain fed farming in the Eastern Cape (2017) (ed. by Jordaan, A.J.). Volume -2-, WRC Report Number TT716/2/17, ISBN 978-1-4312-0885-2) by Sakulski, D.M., Muyambo, F., Shwababa, S., Mdungela, N., Phatudi-Mphahlele, C., Mashimbye, C., Mlambo, D., Fadeyi,   O., Miya, T., Bahta, Y.T., Owusu-Sekyere, E. and Schulze, R.E.



Courses Presented

AGMA 6800- Research Agricultural Economics 

AGEC 6800- Research Agricultural Management 

Community Service

1.  van Niekerk, H.N.,  Bahta, Y.T. and Mare, F. (2023). Understanding the downstream economic implications of predation in the red meat industry. Stock-farm,  13(5): 8-11.

2.   Bahta, Y.T. and Musara, J.P. (2023). The Impact of Policy intervention on  Food insecurity in times of shock. Stock-farm,  13(1): 18-19.

3. Bahta, Y.T. (2022). Coping strategies of smallholder livestock farmers during food insecurity shocks.  Stock-farm,  12(10): 24-25.

4.    Bahta, Y.T. (2022). The impact of agricultural drought on smallholder livestock farmers.  Stock-farm,  12(9): 14-17.

5. Bahta, Y.T., Lombard, W.A. and Walter van Niekerk (2022). Effect of raw material price hikes on the price of feed. Stock-farm,  12(8): 8-9.

6.    Lombard, W.A., and  Bahta, Y.T. (2021). Can we flex our muscles (Kan ons spiere built?). Veep Plaas, 12(6):8-9.

7.     Bahta, Y.T., and Lombard, W.A. (2021). Die impak van hoer oilepryse op die landbousektor. Veep Plaas, 12(8): 82-83.

8.  Lindie von Maltitz and Bahta, YT. (2021). Smallholder farmers can make it big. Stock-farm, 11(1): 16-17.

9. Bahta, Y. T. (2020). Before and after COVID-19: A summary of agricultural commodity import and export. FarmBiz, 6(8):6-7.

10. Lindie von Maltitz and Bahta, YT. (2020). Measuring the resilience of Female smallholders in South Africa. FarmBiz,  6(4): 41.

11. Matlou, R.C. and Bahta, Y. T. (2019). Resilience of smallholder livestock farmers in South Africa. Stock-farm, 9(8): 14-15.

12. As part of community engagements I presented a paper and participate in a panel discussion on “Do smallholder farmers have the potential to become commercial farmers?” in 2nd congress of Francis Baard Farmers and African Farmer’ Association of South Africa (AFASA), 25 July 2019. Melkvlei Farm, West Barkley, Northern Cape.

13. Matlou, R.C. and Bahta, Y. T. (2018). Farming for success. Stock-farm, 8(12): 68-69.

14. Bahta, Y. T. (2018). Overcoming the obstacles to agricultural growth in Africa. Farmers Weekly (October 12, 2018), 6-7.

15. Bahta, Y. T. (2018). How the fuel price hike influence the agricultural sector? FarmBiz, 4(10):10-11.

16. Ncube, A., Bahta, Y. T. and Jordaan, A.J. (2018). Analysis of African Migrant women coping and adoption in South Africa. Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa (DMISA), 2(4):27-31.

17. Lombard, W.A.  and  Bahta , Y.T. (2018). Overview of the South African poultry industry. FarmBiz, 4(2):6-9.

18. Van der Walt, Bahta, Y.T. and Strydom, D. (2016). The impact exchange rate on Agricultural sector (Impak van wisselkoersverswakking op die landbousektor). Senwes Scenario, February/March, 2016, page 21-22.



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