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  • Policy options for land reform in South Africa: New institutional mechanisms? 

    Cliffe, Lionel (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2007-10)
    Since the 2005 Land Summit, new approaches to land reform have been on the agenda, yet there remains little clarity on the way forward. The main focus has been on means of accelerating the redistribution of land through ...
  • Mainstreaming of HIV and Aids into South African fisheries policy 

    Isaacs, Moenieba; Hara, Mafaniso (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2008-11)
    This research investigated the drivers and the impact of HIV and Aids in fishing communities in South Africa, in order to assist the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism: Marine and Coastal Management ...
  • Commons governance in Southern Africa 

    Hara, Mafaniso; Matose, Frank; Wilson, Doug; Raakjær, Jesper; Magole, Lapologang; Magole, Lefatshe; Demotts, Rachel; Njaya, Friday; Turner, Stephen; Buscher, Bram; Haller, Tobias; Mvula, Peter; Binauli, Lucy; Chabwela, Harry; Kapasa, Cyprian; Mhlanga, Lindah; Nyikahadzoi, Kefasi (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2009-06-28)
    This Policy Brief is based on synthetic studies undertaken by participants in the Cross Sectoral Commons Governance in Southern Africa (CROSCOG) project between 2007 and 2009, funded by the European Commission (European ...
  • A fresh start for rural development and agrarian reform? 

    Hall, Ruth (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 ...
  • Tribal land administration in Botswana 

    White, Richard (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2009-11)
    Decentralising the administration of communally-owned land to a local system in Botswana was a sound objective and could be pursued elsewhere in the region. Yet, despite Botswana having grappled relatively successfully ...
  • Gender implications of decentralised land reform: The case of Zimbabwe 

    Manjengwa, Jeanette; Mazhawidza, Phides (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2009-12)
    A bolder policy approach and more vigorous implementation are needed to support women’s empowerment, transfer of land rights to women, and to ensure their productive utilisation of land. The land reform programme focussed ...
  • Elite land grabbing in Namibian communal areas and its impact on subsistence farmers’ livelihoods 

    Odendaal, Willem (PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    This brief examines some emerging trends and dynamics in changing power relations in rural Namibian communities due to emerging new elites and the threats to subsistence farmers’ access to communal land and ...
  • Community opportunities in aquaculture: what are the possibilities and limits? 

    Hara, Mafaniso; Njokweni, Gugu; Njokweni, Belemane (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    Aquaculture now contributes 47% of fish available for human consumption – up from 9% in 1980. This shift to aquaculture offsets the stagnation in the production from capture fisheries (FAO 2012). By 2030, demand for ...
  • Plantation, outgrower and medium-scale commercial farming in Ghana: which model provides better prospects for local development? 

    Dzifa Torvikey, Gertrude; Awetori Yaro, Joseph; Kofi Teye, Joseph (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.
  • 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 ...