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Pervasive, but not politicised: Everyday violence, local rule and party popularity in a Cape Town township
(Institute for Security Studies (ISS), 2016)
Through examining violence in the township of Imizamo Yethu in Cape Town, we show that leadership in this community is not based on violence, despite its pervasiveness in the settlement. Further, rule by local leaders and ...
Between a rock and a hard place: the need for and challenges to implementation of Rights Based Fisheries Management in small-scale fisheries of Southern Lake Malawi
There has been a decline in commercially valuable fish species, especially the Chambo (Oreochromis spp.), in southern Lake Malawi. Although there might be lack of reliable and scientifically backed evidence, most experts ...
Multi-stakeholder process of co-designing small-scale fisheries policy in South Africa.
(Springer Verlag, 2016)
In 2005, a group of researchers, community-based organizations and lawyers got together with small-scale fishers to launch a class action law suit against the government of South Africa in its allocation system of Individual ...
Plantation, outgrower and medium-scale commercial farming in Ghana: which model provides better prospects for local development?
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape and Future Agricultures Consortium, 2016)
African governments are making important policy choices in their quest to modernise agriculture, with some promoting largescale farming on plantations while others promote small- or medium-scale commercial farming.
The new alliance on food security and nutrition: what are the implications for Africa’s youth?
(Future Agricultures Consortium, 2016)
Young people are a growing proportion of Africa’s population and most live in poverty in rural areas. Despite urbanisation, in absolute numbers the rural youth are growing and agricultural development needs to prioritise ...
Community opportunities in aquaculture: what are the possibilities and limits?
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2016)
Aquaculture now contributes 47% of fish available for human consumption – up from 9% in 1980. This shift to aquaculture offsets the stagnation in the production from capture fisheries (FAO 2012). By 2030, demand for ...
A typology of fisheries management tools: using experience to catalyse greater success
(John Wiley & Sons, 2016)
Fisheries provide nutrition and livelihoods for coastal populations, but many fisheries are fully or over-exploited and we lack an approach for analysing which factors affect management tool performance. We conducted a ...
A decision support tool for response to global change in marine systems: the IMBER-ADApT Framework
(John Wiley & Sons, 2016)
Global change is occurring now, often with consequences far beyond those anticipated. Although there is a wide range of assessment approaches available to address-specific aspects of global change, there is currently no ...
Challenging the stereotypes: small-scale black farmers and private sector support programmes in South Africa
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of the Western Cape, 2016)
This report represents one of the outputs of a research and social dialogue project undertaken over 18 months. It explores a number of private sector partnerships and projects launched in support of black farmers – some ...
Smartphone owners need security advice. How can we ensure they get it?
(CONF-IRM and AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2016)
Computer users often behave insecurely, and do not take the precautions they ought to. One reads almost daily about people not protecting their devices, not making backups and falling for phishing messages. This impacts ...