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by Paul Hendler in 2015

This purpose of this report is to understand the historical impact on urban land usage of ecological, economic and political factors in order to conceptualise strategic ideas for transforming urban land usage currently and in the future to enable social equity, promote the efficient use of...

by PLAAS in 2015

PLAAS has read and considered the implications of the Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Framework Bill and Policy, and submits the following comments and recommendations to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. We wish to place on record that we request further...

by PLAAS in 2015

This submission to the Competition Commission regarding the Terms of Reference for an inquiry into the grocery retail sector is endorsed by a number of organisations and individuals. It states that we, the undersigned civil society organisations / individuals work on food security and other...

Africa's land rush
by Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones, Dzodzi Tsikata in 2015

Ruth Hall of PLAAS co-edited the book with Ian Scoones and Dzodzi Tsikata. It will be launched in September 2015. The case studies in this soon-to-be-published book explore the processes through which land deals are being made; the implications for agrarian structure, rural livelihoods and food...

SMEAD Malawi report
by Ephraim Chirwa, Mirriam Matita in 2015

The objective of the study was to investigate the spatial and institutional linkages between agricultural development and non-farm employment in the rural areas of Malawi. Specifically, first we explored the nature of spatial and institutional linkages that connect agriculture with non-farm...