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  • Narratives of scarcity: Framing the global land rush 

    Scoones, Ian; Smalley, Rebecca; Hall, Ruth; Tsikata, Dzodzi (Elsevier, 2019)
    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 ...
  • Nasruddin's key: poverty measurement and the government of marginal populations 

    du Toit, Andries (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape., 2011)
    This paper considers the role of ‘measurement’ and other forms of poverty knowledge in a context where the nature and direction of global economic growth is creating ‘surplus populations’ suffering various forms of ...
  • Nasruddin’s key: Poverty measurement and the government of marginal populations 

    du Toit, Andries (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    This paper considers the role of ‘measurement’ and other forms of poverty knowledge in a context where the nature and direction of global economic growth is creating ‘surplus populations’ suffering various forms of ...
  • National and provincial government spending on agriculture 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2010-12)
    By the end of 2010, the new policy direction for land reform has not been clear. The minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti, announced that a Green Paper on Rural Development and Agrarian Transformation, ...
  • Natural resource management and land reform in southern Africa 

    Manjengwa, Jeanette (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2006)
    Throughout southern Africa, land holdings have remained significantly skewed between rich and poor, with discriminatory land tenure systems reflecting the land and agricultural policies adopted in colonial times and after ...
  • Nepad, land and resource rights 

    Saruchera, Munyaradzi; Omoweh, Daniel A (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad) is an overarching programme for revitalising Africa’s fortunes. It has a visionary tone, yet the way that it proposes to overcome Africa’s underdevelopment uncritically ...
  • The new alliance on food security and nutrition: what are the implications for Africa’s youth? 

    Hakizimana, Cyriaque (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 ...
  • The New Alliance on food security and nutrition: What are the implications for Africa’s youth? 

    Hakizimana, Cyriaque (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    The ‘New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition’ (hereafter the ‘New Alliance’) is a partnership which was established between selected African countries, G8 members, and the private sector to ‘work together to accelerate ...
  • The New Alliance on Food Security and Nutrition: What are the Implications for Africa’s Youth? 

    Hakizimana, Cyriaque (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2016)
    The ‘New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition’ (hereafter the ‘New Alliance’) is a partnership which was established between selected African countries, G8 members, and the private sector to ‘work together to accelerate ...
  • The next great trek? South African commercial farmers move north 

    Hall, Ruth (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    This paper analyses the shifting role of South African farmers, agribusiness and capital elsewhere in southern Africa and the rest of the continent. It explores recent expansion trends, investigates the interests and agendas ...
  • Not enough state land to meet land reform targets 

    Kleinbooi, Karin; Dubb, Alex (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2013)
    Arguments that state land should be used to meet land redistribution targets are misleading. Very little state land is suitable for this purpose. Official data from 2002 show that only 2% of the total of 12.6 million ha ...
  • The occupational dimensions of poverty and disability 

    Duncan, Madeleine; Watson, Ruth (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2009-03)
    This paper is based on ongoing research into the form, performance and meaning of all the things that particularly vulnerable people do every day i.e. their occupations. Occupations are the building blocks for livelihood. ...
  • Opportunities and challenges in Tanzania’s sugar industry: Lessons for SAGCOT and the New Alliance 

    Sulle, Emmanuel; Smalley, Rebecca; Malale, Lameck (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2014)
    Sugarcane outgrower schemes are central to several policy and donor strategies for driving agricultural growth and reducing poverty, including the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor project in Tanzania (SAGCOT). But ...
  • Opportunities and challenges in Tanzania’s sugar industry: Lessons for SAGCOT and the New Alliance 

    Sulle, Emmanuel; Smalley, Rebecca; Malale, Lameck (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2014)
    Sugarcane outgrower schemes are central to several policy and donor strategies for driving agricultural growth and reducing poverty, including the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor project in Tanzania (SAGCOT). But ...
  • Oranges and labourers: The potential for job creation in the citrus sub-sector of South Africa 

    Genis, Amelia (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2018-06)
    Rural employment is a key policy issue in South Africa, yet the National Development Plan (NDP) of 2012 suggests that one million jobs can be created in agricultural production, processing and related activities. The plan ...
  • Outcomes of community engagement in community-based natural resource management programmes 

    Madzudzo, Elias; HaBarad, Jonathan; Matose, Frank (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2006)
    Although the last century has witnessed exciting strategies in resource management in the form of community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), these developments are more incremental than revolutionary. CBNRM falls ...
  • Overcoming inequality and structural poverty in South Africa 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2010)
    Data indicates that between 1994 and 2008 poverty in South Africa declined marginally, but that inequality continues to increase, and the full impact of the rise in unemployment following the global financial crisis has ...
  • Participatory commodity networking: An integrated framework for Fairtrade research and support 

    Keahey, Jennifer; Raynolds, Laura T.; Kruger, Sandra; du Toit, Andries (SAGE Publications, 2018)
    This article discusses the potential for humanizing production and trade relations by extending action research to multilateral commodity networks. Participatory action research and Fairtrade certification both promote ...
  • Patterns of accumulation in South Africa’s grain-livestock complex: raising questions of agrarian structure 

    Dubb, Alex (2017)
    • What is the grain-livestock ‘complex’ (GLC)?: – ‘Complex’ rests on the key linkage between maize and soya key inputs and central cost ingredients in production of feed for intensive livestock production (pigs, chickens ...
  • ‘People are not happy’ – Speaking up for adaptive natural resource governance in Mahenye 

    Rihoy, Elizabeth; Chirozva, Chaka; Anstey, Simon (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2007)
    This paper explores the ongoing events surrounding the CAMPFIRE project of Mahenye in Zimbabwe within the context of the recent discourse of crisis within community based natural resource management (CBNRM) and crisis ...