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Smallholder farming and irrigation

by Oxpeckers Reporters in 2017

In Tugela Ferry in central KwaZulu-Natal, 95% of farmers with plots of less than half a hectare are producing crops commercially. Other smallholders sell cattle, sheep and goats raised on communal grazing lands to the ceremonial market. In Venda, Limpopo, permaculture food gardens support...

by in 2016

African food systems are undergoing profound changes. Natural resources are being commercialised, corporations have growing influence in the production, processing and retailing of food, and food value chains are becoming increasingly concentrated. 

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by PLAAS in 2017

Looking at several large-scale land deals in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, this extraordinary documentary highlights the nuanced impacts of these investments. Small-scale farmers and producers, national government officials, and African policy-makers unpack the deals, showing that there are...

by PLAAS, ADECRU (Acção Académica para o Desenvolvimento das Comunidades Rurais) in 2017

Following the remarkable growth of Mozambique’s poultry sector in recent years, the soya boom in the north of Mozambique is restructuring patterns of production and changing local diets in the northern districts of Gurúè and Alto Mòlocué in Zambézia province.

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by Cyriaque Hakizimana, Paul Goldsmith, Abdirizak Nunow, Jane Biashara, Adano Roba in 2016

What are the relative pros and cons of different pathways of agricultural commercialisation in Africa? This paper examines aspects of three commercial farming cases, each of which represents one of the three most dominant models of commercial agriculture –– small-scale outgrowers, medium-size...

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