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Tenure security, land rights and farm worker rights

by Dewald Van Rensburg, City Press in 2017

South Africa’s increasingly business-orientated land reform programme has opened the door for “elite capture” with businesses – often white owned and multinational – becoming the real winners, while black “beneficiaries” languish without any formal rights to the land.

New research...

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.

This documentary film by...

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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