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  • 45% of black South Africans want land 

    Hall, Ruth; Dubb, Alex (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2013)
    A comprehensive study of the demand for land carried out in 2005/6 reveals that one third of black South Africans want access to land for food production, and another 12% want land for a variety of other reasons (Aliber ...
  • Access to land and other natural resources for local communities in Mozambique: Current examples from Manica Province 

    Durang, Tom; Tanner, Christopher (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2004)
    Mozambique is still one of the poorest countries in the world. Given that poverty remains overwhelmingly rural in nature, measures to effectively address it should therefore be targeted to the areas where the rural poor ...
  • Access to land and rural poverty in South Africa 

    Cousins, Ben (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2012-09)
    The big picture: some history • Large-scale land dispossession from 1652 into the late 20th century • 1913 and 1936 Land Acts: African majority confined to 13% of country • Forced removals in apartheid years: 2.5 million ...
  • Africa's land rush: rural livelihoods and agrarian change 

    Hall, Ruth; Scoones, Ian; Tsikata, Dzodzi (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 ...
  • Agricultural commercialisation in Meru County, Kenya: What are the policy implications? 

    Hakizimana, Cyriaque (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    Kenya’s highlands have a long history of agricultural commercialisation, from colonial times to the present. Policies from 1895 to the 1930s were aimed primarily at developing European settler agriculture, which formed the ...
  • Agricultural commercialisation in Meru County, Kenya: What are the policy implications? 

    Hakizimana, Cyriaque (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2016)
    Our study aimed to engage these debates. The study was carried out in Kenya’s Meru County and examined three agricultural farming models: outgrowers, medium-scale commercial farms and a plantation. This was part of the ...
  • Agricultural investment, gender and land in Africa: Towards inclusive equitable and socially responsible investment 

    Hall, Ruth; Osorio, Martha (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2014)
    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations; the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa; the Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC); ...
  • Agricultural land acquisition by foreign investors in Pakistan: Government policy and community responses 

    Settle, Antonia C. (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2012)
    This paper explores the Pakistani government’s 2009 agricultural investment policy package — a response to increasing foreign investor interest in agricultural land — and considers the likely implications for local communities. ...
  • Alleviating urban energy poverty in the informal sector: The role for local government 

    Wolpe, Peta; Reddy, Yachika (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2010)
    The depth and severity of poverty and inequality persists in South Africa, despite progressive pro-poor policies. Strong evidence also points to the unbridled growth in informality and remaining as a long-term feature of ...
  • The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA and the occupation of the Guinea Savannah 

    Greenberg, Stephen (2015)
    The US, EU and African agricultural modernisation G8 New Alliance on Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN), USAID and US foreign policy AGRA – Gate Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation – philanthro-capitalism Corporate ...
  • Alternative food networks and food insecurity in South Africa 

    Haysom, Gareth (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2016-06)
    Food security remains a persistent global challenge. Inequality means that food insecurity is disproportionately experienced. Despite positive shifts in the state of food security at a global scale, recent reports from ...
  • An Analysis of Renunciation in Terms of s 2(C)(1) of the Wills Act 7 of 1953 in Light of the Moosa NO and Others v Harnaker and Others Judgment 

    Abduroaf, Muneer (Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (EJIMEL), 2019-05-29)
    Muslims have been living in South Africa for over 300 years. These persons are required in terms of their religion to fol-low Islamic law. There has (to date) been no legislation enacted by the South African parliament ...
  • ANC election manifesto in relation to rural development and land reform 

    PLAAS (PLAAS, 2009-06)
    In the last 15 years the Department of Land Affairs (DLA) has set out to achieve many things but, by its own admission, has been unsuccessful in meeting its objectives for land reform. Hence a few questions arise. Is land ...
  • Annual report 2000 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2001)
    The Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) focuses on the land restitution and redistribution programmes initiated by the post-apartheid democratic state; land tenure reform; emerging regimes of natural resource ...
  • Annual report 2001 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2002)
    PLAAS continues to grow and to take on new projects and staff. This presents a number of challenges, not least of which is the sustainability of such growth. The year 2001 saw the completion of a twelve month-long ...
  • Annual report 2002 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2003)
    The year 2002 was an extremely busy one for PLAAS staff, and saw the initiation of many new projects and activities, some of them qualitatively different to anything undertaken before. These included an in-depth, national ...
  • Annual report 2003 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2004)
    Applied social science researchers generally want to see their research influence policy and practice; those of a more activist bent seek to ‘change the world, not simply to interpret it’.1 In its mission statement ...
  • Annual report 2004 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2005)
    The wider context of our research and training, and the ultimate rationale for establishing and maintaining a centre such as PLAAS, is the key challenge of deeply entrenched poverty, as well as the inequality to which ...
  • Annual report 2006-2007 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2008)
    Over the past two years the contradictions inherent in South Africa’s post-apartheid growth and development path have become increasingly evident. Growth has not managed to reduce very high levels of unemployment to a ...