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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Annual report 2012 

    PLAAS (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2013)
    In much of the global South the instability in global financial systems continued to have dire effects – and there were many worrying signs that the serious food price inflation the world experienced in 2008 would return. ...
  • Another countryside? Policy options for land and agrarian reform in South Africa 

    Hall, Ruth (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2009)
    Land reform in South Africa is a political project that has foundered. For years, the process has been variously described as being ‘in crisis’, ‘at a crossroads’, ‘at an impasse’ or simply ’stuck’. This still seems as ...
  • At the crossroads: Land and agrarian reform in South Africa into the 21st century 

    Cousins, Ben (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), and National Land Committee (NLC), 2000)
    These conference proceedings are published at a time of extraordinary fluidity and uncertainty as to the future of the ambitious programmes of land and agrarian reform1 initiated by the first democratic government in 1994. ...
  • Bringing marginalised livelihoods into focus, 2008-2011 

    Poniter, Rebecca (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2012)
  • Changing agro-food systems: The impact of big agro-investors on food rights. Case studies in Mozambique and Zambia 

    Joala, Refiloe; Zamchiya, Phillan; Ntauazi, Clemente; Musole, Patrick; Katebe, Ceasar (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2016)
    This book presents case studies on changing agro-food systems in Southern Africa within the context of large-scale land-based and agri-business investments. By capturing the testimonies of local people in rural settings, ...
  • Community response: decline of the Chambo in Lake Malawi's Southeast arm 

    Hara, Mafaniso (Springer, 2011)
    Small-scale fisheries are a major source of food and employment around the world. Yet, many small-scale fishers work in conditions that are neither safe nor secure. Millions of them are poor, and often they are socially ...
  • Contested resources: Challenges to the governance of natural resources in Southern Africa 

    Benjaminsen, Tor Arve (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2002)
    Papers from the International Symposium on ‘Contested Resources: Challenges to Governance of Natural Resources in Southern Africa. Emerging perspectives from Norwegian-Southern African collaborative research’ held at The ...
  • Decentralised land governance: Case studies and local voices from Botswana, Madagascar and Mozambique 

    Kleinbooi, Karin; de Satgé, Rick; Tanner, Christopher (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2011)
    Decentralisation has been on the Southern African development agenda for a long time. It is a concept which appears deceptively simple. The principle of subsidiarity holds that decision making about local development ...
  • Farm workers and farm dwellers in Limpopo, South Africa: struggles over tenure, livelihoods and justice 

    Zamchiya, Phillan; Shirinda, Shirhami; Hall, Ruth; Wisborg, Poul (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, 2013)
    In the late 1990s land and agrarian issues remained a barrier to the enjoyment of human rights and justice for millions of South Africans. With funding from the Norwegian government, the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights ...
  • Farm workers and farm dwellers in Limpopo, South Africa: Struggles over tenure, livelihoods and justice 

    Wisborg, Poul; Hall, Ruth; Shirinda, Shirhami; Zamchiya, Phillan (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2013)
    Stories about farm workers and dwellers losing their homes, land and livelihoods are common in contemporary South Africa, and also in Limpopo Province. Around 1988, Grace M.1 and her children were evicted from a Limpopo ...
  • Farm workers and farm dwellers in Limpopo, South Africa: Struggles over tenure, livelihoods and justice 

    Wisborg, Poul; Hall, Ruth; Shirinda, Shirhami; Zamchiya, Phillan (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2013)
    In the late 1990s land and agrarian issues remained a barrier to the enjoyment of human rights and justice for millions of South Africans. With funding from the Norwegian government, the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights ...
  • Joint ventures in agriculture: Lessons from land reform projects in South Africa 

    Lahiff, Edward; Davis, Nerhene; Manenzhe, Tshililo (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2012)
    This report presents findings from research on joint ventures in South Africa’s agricultural sector. The South African experience presents major specificities linked to its history and its recent land reform programme, ...
  • Large-scale land deals in Southern Africa voices of the people 

    Hall, Ruth; Gausi, Joseph; Matondi, Prosper; Nhancale, Camilo; Phiri, Dimuna; Zamchiya, Phillan; Muduva, Theodor (Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2015)
    This book presents case studies of large-scale land deals in Southern Africa. It aims to provide an accessible and vivid window into the lived realities and responses of rural people who are affected by such deals. For ...