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Smallholder farming and irrigation

by Donna Hornby; Ben Cousins in 2016

A conference-dialogue was held in Cape Town from 11-13th October 2016 with the purpose of rethinking agriculture. The key question guiding the event was: ‘What role can agriculture play in helping resolve the crisis facing South Africa?’ Persistently high and increasing rates of unemployment,...

Front cover Agro-food
by Refiloe Joala, Phillan Zamchiya, Clemente Ntauazi, Patrick Musole, Caesar Katebe in 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, with a particular focus on small-scale farmers, it aims to provide vivid...

by William Beinart, Matt de la Hey in 2016

This paper from the Rethinking Agricultures Conference-Dialogue draws on on interviews and observations over five visits, 2008-2014, assisted by Sonwabile Mkhanywa, Lenox Mkhanywa and...

by Marjorie Mbilinyi in 2016

In a recent blog, eight scholars and activists (Emmanuel Sulle et al 24/11/2016 PLAAS) praised the NLP,2016 for its strong statements on ensuring equal rights to land for women...

by Rauri Alcock in 2016

This presentation from the Rethinking Agricultures Conference-Dialogue looks at the history of male small farmers and cattle, the shifting climate trends and the environment that makes...

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