Browsing Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) by Subject "Rural development"
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(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 ...
(PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2009-07-29)The new cabinet ushered in after the 2009 national elections features new and renamed ministries. Those expected to take the lead in a new initiative to resuscitate the rural economy are the Ministry of Rural Development ...
Joint ventures and livelihoods in emerging small-scale irrigation schemes in Greater Sekhukhune District : Perspectives from Hereford (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2005-09)This report is based on research carried out between June 2003 and April 2005 in the Greater Sekhukhune Cross-Border District Municipality, which straddles the boundaries of the Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces. This ...
Plantation, outgrower and medium-scale commercial farming in Ghana: which model provides better prospects for local development? (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape and Future Agricultures Consortium, 2016)African governments are making important policy choices in their quest to modernise agriculture, with some promoting largescale farming on plantations while others promote small- or medium-scale commercial farming.