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by Phillan Zamchiya in 2018

How have foreign-based investments affected land-based livelihoods for smallholder farmers in Africa? This article seeks to shift debate from an insular macro-economic perspective to a more diverse livelihoods approach, one that is informed by the day-to-day quotidian concerns of the rural...

by Ben Cousins, Farai Mtero, Donna Hornby, Alex Dubb in 2018

 

Marxist agrarian political economy has tended to focus on accumulation problematics, which were central in classic debates on the Agrarian Question (Byres 1996), which is understandable given the overall dominance of the logic of capital in a capitalist world. Within these debates,...

by The Journal of Peasant Studies, Andries Du Toit in 2018
 
 
This paper explores the contribution of critical theory to the understanding of the agrarian roots and the political consequences of inequality and poverty in South Africa and stakes out an agenda for future exploration and research. It argues, firstly, that an...
by Ben Cousins, Amelia Genis , Jeanette Clarke in 2018

Extremely high levels of unemployment contribute to poverty and inequality, and are one of South Africa’s most intractable problems. Can the agricultural sector help to address the problem? And how can land reform be undertaken in a manner that creates more jobs?

The farming sector,...

by PLAAS in 2018

PLAAS engages in sustained and meaningful ways with key sectors in society – often those who are not in conversation with one another. We work with government in a variety of ways at a senior level. We work closely with social movements, non-governmental organisations, and with small-scale...

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