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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,...

by Ruth Hall, Martha Osorio in 2014

The last few years have witnessed a dramatically renewed interest in Africa’s farmland, and the role of agricultural development has become more prominent in national and international agendas. As a result, many developing countries are making vigorous efforts to attract and facilitate foreign...

by PLAAS in 2014

On Wednesday 30 April 2014, a group of people (30 to be specific) which consisted of farmworkers/ farm-dwellers, activists, students, and academics met to discuss the ‘final policy proposals’ on Strengthening the relative rights of people working on land. From the onset it was pointed out that...

by Southern Africa Food Lab in 2014

The Transition Lab took place at the Irene Dairy farm on the 27 to 29 January 2014. The primary purpose of the Transition Lab was for involved stakeholders to take stock of what transpired in this initial phase of the SSCA project, and to prepare for shifting their attention to a subsequent...

National Land Workshop for Civil Society
by Virginia Molose in 2014

A number of recent government policies and bills seem to suggest that land may increasingly be transferred into the hands of traditional leaders and other elite strategic partners, rather than to communities, who will instead have conditional tenure and perhaps remain permanent tenants of the...

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