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Strategies to support South African smallholders as a contribution to government’s second economy strategy. Volume 2: Case studies
(PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
This second volume of Strategies to support South African smallholders as a contribution to government’s second economy strategy contains sixteen case studies that comprise the main data for the analysis detailed in Volume ...
Status report on land and agricultural policy in South Africa
(PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
A strategy that seeks to insert smallholders into the large-scale, industrial, export-oriented model can only succeed in broadening and diversifying the producer base slightly. The large-scale model also brings ...
Revisiting unresolved questions: land, food and agriculture
(University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2011)
This article explores three articles from the perspective of 2011. They are Makhosazane Gcabashe and Alan Mabin’s ‘Preparing to negotiate the land question’ (Transformation 11), Tom Bennett’s ‘Human rights and the African ...
Africa's land rush: rural livelihoods and agrarian change
(James Currey, 2015)
This book is 'the most historically grounded, lucid and nuanced understanding to date of the complex political economy of the contemporary rush for land in Africa' according to Professor Adebayo Olukoshi, Director of of ...
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 ...
Large-scale land deals in Southern Africa: voices of the people
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2015)
This book presents case studies of large-scale land deals in Southern Africa. It aims to provide an accessible and vivid window into the lived realities and responses of rural people who are affected by such deals. For ...
A Review of Value Added in Nigeria's Pre and Post-SAP Agricultural Sector: Background and Issues
(International Foundation for Research and Development (IFRD), 2013)
In spite of the growing importance of oil, Nigeria has remained essentially an agrarian economy, with agriculture still significantly contributing to its Gross Domestic Product. However, the potentials of the agricultural ...
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 ...
Reconciling living customary law and democratic decentralisation to ensure women’s land rights security
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
The recent Constitutional Court judgment rendering the Communal Land Rights Act (CLARA) unconstitutional (Tongoane and Others v Minister for Agriculture and Land Affairs and Others) must not be allowed to throw dec ...