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by David Neves in 2015
In this article, David Neves, Senior Researcher at Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) shares key findings and policy recommendations from DEGRP project, Space, markets and employment in agricultural development from Southern Africa (SMEAD), led by Professor Andries du Toit....
by Chris Arsenault, Reuters in 2015
Global food giants and international NGOs have drafted a framework to prevent land grabs just as hedge funds, companies and plantation owners race to acquire new territory. Drafted by senior figures from Nestle, Unilever, Coca-Cola and other large firms, along with researchers from Oxfam, Global...
by Vukani Mde, The Star in 2015
The ANC is considering far-reaching changes to the social security system that could see the establishment of a new universal child grant and a mandatory retirement savings scheme. The latter plan is to deal with the almost complete absence of retirement savings for South Africa’s working poor,...
by Sarah Evans, Mail & Guardian in 2015
After seven years of litigation and internecine warfare, the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela community in North West will legally hold the rights to land they were deprived of during apartheid, following a Constitutional Court judgment handed down on Thursday. The community’s land was returned to them...
by Ross Chainey, World Economic Forum in 2015
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that, each year, one-third of all food produced for human consumption in the world (around 1.3 billion tons) is lost or wasted. This includes 45% of all fruit and vegetables, 35% of fish and seafood, 30% of cereals, 20% of...

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