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  • 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 ...
  • Contesting the food system in South Africa: issues and opportunities 

    Greenberg, Stephen (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
    This report widens the debate about food production and distribution in South Africa to consider some of the entrenched power dynamics that shape the way these happen, and to consider whether a more radical transformation ...
  • Contesting the food system in South Africa: Issues and opportunities 

    Greenberg, Stephen (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
    Rising food prices have become a growing concern globally and in southern Africa. In South Africa, where food availability is not an issue at present, the response has been to try to improve access to food, mostly ...
  • Corporate concentration and food security in South Africa: is the commercial agro-food system delivering? 

    Greenberg, Stephen (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2015)
    Although the current agro-food system in South Africa has the technical and organisational capacity to meet domestic food needs, there are major problems with access to food and with the nutrient content of existing food ...
  • Corporate power in the agro-food system and the consumer food environment in South Africa 

    Greenberg, Stephen (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    This contribution maps the South African agro-food system with a focus on corporate ownership and power, inspired by value chain work applied to the food system as a whole. Corporations tend to dominate some nodes, for ...
  • Corporate power in the agrofood system and South Africa’s consumer food environment 

    Greenberg, Stephen (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2016-05)
    This report maps the extent of corporate power in the South African agro-food system using a value chain approach. It identifies major corporate actors in the various nodes of the agro-food system as of 2014. Some nodes ...
  • The disjunctures of land and agricultural reform in South Africa: Implications for the agri-food system 

    Greenberg, Stephen (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2013-08)
    Land reform was introduced in South Africa in the 1990s to redress the injustices of colonialism and apartheid. But compromises in the transition to democracy saw a trade-off between political participation on one side ...
  • Enhancing food and nutrition security in a corporate-dominated food system 

    Greenberg, Stephen (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2017)
    South Africa faces a ‘dual burden’ of malnutrition, with persistent under-nutrition coinciding with rising rates of diet-related NCDs (e.g. diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers). According to a recent national ...
  • Food trade and investment in South Africa: Improving coherence between economic policy, nutrition and food security 

    Thow, Anne Marie; Greenberg, Stephen; Hara, Mafa; Friel, Sharon; du Toit, Andries; Sanders, David (Food trade and investment in South Africa: Improving coherence between economic policy, nutrition and food security, 2017-12)
    South Africa must address a rising burden of diet-related chronic disease while also continuing to combat persistent food insecurity and undernutrition (Muzigaba et al. 2016). The prevalence of stunting among children ...
  • Securing land and resource rights in Africa: Pan-African perspectives 

    Alinon, Koffi; Ayeb, Habib; Claassens, Aninka; Cousins, Ben; Greenberg, Stephen; Ismail, Abdel Mawla; Kameri-Mbote, Patricia; Marongwe, Nelson; Simo, John Mope; Ng’ong’ola, Clement; Odhiambo, Michael; Omoweh, Daniel; Ouédraogo, Hubert; Saruchera, Munyaradzi; Tawfic, Rawia; Wanjala, Smokin (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    Across the African continent the land and resource rights of the rural poor are threatened by inappropriate policies and institutions (including global treaties); unequal social, political and economic relations; the ...
  • Smallholders and agro-food value chains in South Africa: Emerging practices, emerging challenges 

    Greenberg, Stephen (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2013)
    A key emerging strand in the development of smallholder agriculture in South Africa is the effort to integrate small-holders into corporate food retail value chains. In this, the private sector and government have a common ...
  • Smallholders and agro-food value chains in South Africa: Emerging practices, emerging challenges 

    Aliber, Michael; Armour, Jack; Chikazunga, Davison; Cousins, Ben; Davis, Nerhene; Greenberg, Stephen; Khumalo, Lusito D; Lewis, Marc; Louw, Andre; Nkomo, Mandla; Paradza, Gaynor (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2013)
    A key emerging strand in the development of smallholder agriculture in South Africa is the effort to integrate smallholders into corporate food retail value chains. In this, the private sector and government have a ...
  • Status report on land and agricultural policy in South Africa 

    Greenberg, Stephen (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
    A strategy that seeks to insert smallholders into the large-scale, industrial, export-oriented model can only succeed in broadening and diversifying the producer base slightly. The large-scale model also brings ...
  • Status report on land and agricultural policy in South Africa, 2010 

    Greenberg, Stephen (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
    Agriculture plays numerous roles in society. The most obvious is to produce food (and, to a lesser extent, fibre). While agriculture is the mainstay of the rural economy, it also shapes social relations and landscapes. ...
  • Trade and investment in fish and fish products between South Africa and the rest of SADC: Implications for food and nutrition security 

    Hara, Mafaniso; Greenberg, Stephen; Thow, Anne Marie; Chimarito, Sloans; du Toit, Andries (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2017-10)
    This paper looks at the dynamics of intra-regional trade and investment in fish and fish products between South Africa and the rest of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region, and the implications of this ...
  • Trade, food and nutrition security in South Africa: The cases of sugar and poultry 

    Greenberg, Stephen; Thow, Anne Marie; Hara, Mafaniso (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2017-10)
    The purpose of this paper is to consider the role that trade plays in food and nutrition security in South Africa. Despite an established commercial food system, South Africans experience high levels of food and nutrition ...