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Beyond the 'problem' narrative: Towards an agenda for improved policy and practice in land reform
The ‘problem’ narrative •Land reform is too slow: it must be speeded up and better ways found of acquiring land at reasonable cost •Land reform beneficiaries are not productive enough: they must be ‘disciplined’ or land ...
Pressures on land in sub-Saharan Africa: Social differentiation and societal response
(Overseas Development Institute, 2012)
This paper focuses on large-scale land acquisitions and the implications of these new trends for land tenure rights in sub-Saharan Africa. It highlights trends in legal and policy approaches; describes and analyses new ...
Rural resource grabs or necessary inward investment? The politics of land and water in Africa
(International Institute for Environment and Development, 2015)
What has happened since the furore broke over the corporate land rush in Africa? Field-based research has exposed new realities that challenge the linear suggestions of a ‘grab’. As the process unfolds and our understanding ...
Support for smallholder farmers in South Africa: Challenges of scale and strategy
The South African Government aims to expand the smallholder sector as part of its broader job creation strategy. However, research shows that government attempts to support smallholder farmers have generally been costly ...
Development of evidence-based policy around small-scale farming
(Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2015)
How to support small-scale and larger commercial farmers, and to make sure that they are productive and contribute effectively to the rural economy and to national food security.
Narratives of scarcity: Framing the global land rush
Global resource scarcity has become a central policy concern, with predictions of rising populations, natural resource depletion and hunger. The narratives of scarcity that arise as a result justify actions to harness ...
Amendment submission: National policy for beneficiary selection and land allocation
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, 2020-03-02)
PLAAS has read and considered the implications of the National Policy for Beneficiary Selection and Land Allocation and submits the following comments and recommendations to the Director-General: Rural Development and Land Reform.
PLAAS Submission on 18th Constitutional Amendment Bill
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, 2020-02-28)
The political economy of land governance in Africa: The role of universities in decolonising curricula and promoting critical scholarship
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, 2019-10-08)
Decolonising the land requires decolonising our universities. In South Africa there is a live conversation about the need to decolonise our universities—an idea that expands beyond transforming our curricula, to drawing ...
Policy Brief 55: Food in the time of coronavirus: Why we should be very, very afraid
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, 2020-04-01)
The social legitimacy of the ‘COVID-19 lockdown’, government’s regulations imposed to contain the spread of the virus, is most likely to run aground unless an urgent plan can be made to ensure that everyone in the country ...