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BICAS Working Paper 20
by Ben Cousins, ‘Jun’ M Borras Jr in 2016

The BICAS research agenda focuses on agrarian change at three levels (global, regional and national) and their interconnections. Contemporary agro-food transformations at all levels involve shifts in the relative power and influence of the state and large corporate actors, especially...

Working Paper 35
by Etai Even-Zahav , Candice Kelly in 2016

Despite the importance of the informal food economy in fulfilling the daily and weekly food needs of a large proportion of South Africa’s low-income population, it appears little research exists on the exact nature of the relationship between the informal food economy and food security. This...

by Adetola Okunlola, Mnqobi Ngubane, Ben Cousins, Andries du Toit in 2016

This report represents one of the outputs of a research and social dialogue project undertaken over 18 months. It explores a number of private sector partnerships and projects launched in support of black farmers – some of them highly innovative, others of dubious merit. Hardly a week passes by...

WP 34
by Nicole Claasen , Marinka van der Hoeven, Namukolo Covic in 2016

The aim of this paper was to review existing research and policies related to food environments so as to identify research gaps towards a research agenda for the new Centre of Excellence in Food Security.
Food environments influence food choices and nutritional status. Significant changes...

by Chrispin Radoka Matenga, Munguzwe Hichaambwa in 2016

Zambia needs to undergo structural transformation triggered by increased agricultural and rural labour productivity if it is to achieve improved growth and broad-based poverty reduction. The current experience, however, is far from the radical change needed in order to achieve this. Zambia’s...