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Smallholder farming and irrigation

by Anne Marie Thow, Stephen Greenberg, Mafa Hara, Sharon Friel, Andries du Toit, David Sanders in 2017

This paper analyses the policy agendas that shape the food environment in South Africa, and aims to identify potential to improve policy coherence for nutrition, across economic sectors in South Africa. From a food supply perspective, food security and nutrition policy is effectively governed by...

by Ruth Hall, Ben Cousins in 2017

Agrarian change in South Africa over the past two decades has seen consolidation of the hegemony of large-scale commercial farming and corporate agribusiness within agro-food systems. Constrained domestic demand and growth opportunities elsewhere have driven both farming and agribusiness...

by Margareet Visser, Shane Godfrey in 2017

The paper explores one aspect of the food security question, namely the livelihoods of farmworkers, which ultimately speaks to the sustainability of farms and the provision of food. It focuses on the emergence of locally made private social codes (Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association...

by Ruth Hall in 2017

What does land redistribution look like on the ground? This presentation reflects findings from field research in the Sarah Baartman district of the Eastern Cape. The answer is complex. Three patterns stand out, which can be summarised as: (1) A stymied middle class; (2) Agribusiness cashing in...

Nearly 60% of all South Africans, live on land or in dwellings outside of the land titling system. Filckr/Icrisat
by Ben Cousins in 2017

 

The conventional view is that insecurity of land tenure results from the lack of a registered title deed which records the property rights of occupants of land or housing. Across Africa, many governments and international...

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