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Towards a national minimum wage: what do we know about wages and employment in agriculture?
• Agriculture is a good sector to learn from when considering a national minimum wage because: – It is historically a low-wage sector – It has been shedding jobs – It is enormously diverse – A minimum wage was introduced ...
Commercialisation of land and ‘land grabbing’ in Southern Africa: Implications for land rights and rural livelihoods
This project is conceived as a response to widespread concerns about the ‘land grab’ phenomenon in sub-Saharan Africa, and the dearth of grounded studies to understand how these deals are structured, who facilitates them, ...
Land reform futures
Overarching story • Away from pro-poor neo-liberalism towards the convergence of state resources, private capital and traditional authority • Elite capture of shrinking state resources – dangerous combination in context ...
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.
Land and agrarian reform in integrated development plans (IDPs)
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2007)
This research study were conducted in late 2004 and the fi ndings presented to the Department of Provincial and Local Government (DPLG) and shared with the Department of Land Affairs (DLA) in 2005. Since then, some ...