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  • Backing small-scale fishers: Opportunities and challenges in transforming the fish sector 

    Isaacs, Moenieba; Hara, Mafaniso (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2015)
    Globally, small-scale fisheries play a significant role in food security, poverty reduction and income generation (Béné et al 2007; Heck et al 2007; Béné et al 2010; FAO 2003). At the 2008 Global Conference on Small-Scale ...
  • Bakwena ba Mare a Phogole (Klipgat) community restitution claim 

    Tilley, Susan; Nkazane, Ntombizabantu (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2007-08)
    This report outlines the community’s attempts to develop and use the land that has been restored to it in terms of the Restitution of Land Rights Act 22 of 1994 (‘Restitution Act’). It examines the nature and content ...
  • Bakwena ba Mare a Phogole (Klipgat) community restitution claim 

    Tilley, Susan; Nkazane, Ntombizabantu (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2007)
    This diagnostic study examines the case of the restoration of the remaining extent of the farm Klipgat 18 IQ, falling under the Ventersdorp Local Municipality in the North West province, to the Bakwena ba Mare Phogole ...
  • 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 

    Hara, Mafaniso; Njaya, Friday (Elsevier, 2016)
    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 ...
  • Beyond populism or paralysis: a real debate on South Africa’s land reform trajectory 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2011)
    On 24 October 2011 the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) convened a public dialogue on South Africa’s land reform trajectory at Townhouse Hotel and Conference Centre in Cape Town. Present were a wide ...
  • Beyond the 'problem' narrative: Towards an agenda for improved policy and practice in land reform 

    Hall, Ruth (2013)
    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 ...
  • Beyond the “proper job:” Political-economic analysis after the century of labouring man 

    Ferguson, James; Li, Tania Murray (Beyond the “Proper Job:” Political-economic Analysis after the Century of Labouring Man, 2018-04)
    This programmatic article proposes an approach to global political-economic inquiry in the wake of the failure of long-established transition narratives, notably the narrative centred on a universal trajectory from ...
  • Biennial report 2016-2017 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2018)
    Besides research and postgraduate teaching, PLAAS undertakes training, provides advisory, facilitation and evaluation services and is active in the field of national policy development. Through these activities, and by ...
  • The biofuels boom and bust in Africa: A timely lesson for the New Alliance initiative 

    Sulle, Emmanuel (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2015)
    Policies promoting biofuels development through financial incentives in Europe and in the United States of America are major drivers of the ‘land rush’ in many African countries. Yet, we know that most of the first projects ...
  • The biofuels boom and bust in Africa: a timely lesson for the New Alliance initiative 

    Sulle, Emmanuel (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2015)
    Policies promoting biofuels development through financial incentives in Europe and in the United States of America are major drivers of the ‘land rush’ in many African countries. Yet, we know that most of the first projects ...
  • Biofuels investments in Tanzania: Policy options for sustainable business models 

    Sulle, Emmanuel (2013-03-14)
     Biofuels: globally advocated as an environmentally friendly alternative source for energy  US and Brazil: global producers of biodiesel and ethanol  Southern African Nations: the “Middle East” of biofuels -Chief ...
  • Bjatladi community restitution claim 

    Tilley, Susan; Lahiff, Edward (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2007-08)
    This report focuses on the restitution case of the Bjatladi Communal Property Association (CPA) and the development and use of the land that has been restored to it in terms of the restitution programme. It examines ...
  • Bjatladi community restitution claim 

    Tilley, Susan; Lahiff, Edward (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2007)
    This diagnostic study examines the restitution case of the Bjatladi Communal Property Association (CPA) and the development and use of the land that has been restored to it in terms of the restitution programme. It ...
  • Bringing marginalised livelihoods into focus, 2008-2011 

    Poniter, Rebecca (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2012)
  • Budgeting for land reform 

    Hall, Ruth; Lahiff, Edward (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    The primary purpose of land reform in South Africa is to redistribute agricultural and other land in order to address the racially skewed pattern of landholding and promote development. Slow progress in land reform over ...
  • Bureaucrats, investors and smallholders: contesting land rights and agro-commercialisation in the Southern agricultural growth corridor of Tanzania 

    Sulle, Emmanuel (Taylor & Francis, 2020)
    Since the triple crises of food, fuel and finance of 2007/8, investments in agricultural growth corridors have taken centrestage in government, donor and private sector initiatives. This article examines the politics of ...
  • Business models in land reform 

    Lahiff, Edward (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2007-08)
    This paper reviews the types of business models, or landuse models, being implemented in land reform projects involving the transfer of rural land to communities and other groups in South Africa, under both the restitution ...
  • Business models in land reform 

    Lahiff, Edward (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2007)
    This paper reviews the types of business models, or landuse models, being implemented in land reform projects involving the transfer of rural land to communities and other groups in South Africa, under both the restitution ...
  • Can agriculture contribute to inclusive rural economies? 

    du Toit, Andries (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2015)
    If agricultural development is to contribute to economic growth, it has to do more than increase the productivity or efficiency of farming. It also needs to contribute to employment in the rural non-farm sector. This ...
  • Can smallholder avocado production reduce poverty and improve food security through internal markets? The case of Giheta, Burundi 

    Hakizimana, Cyriaque; May, J. (Taylor & Francis, 2018)
    The role of agriculture in rural development is widely documented in literature. Many analysts regard agriculture, specifically smallscale agriculture, as an effective instrument for poverty reduction and food security, ...