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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.

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by Ruth Hall, PLAAS in 2015

This video shows exerpts from the Cape Town launch of the book, Africa's land rush, edited by Ruth Hall, Ian Scoones and Dzodzi Tsakata. Prof Ruth Hall is in discussion with Prof Ben Cousins and contributor Mr Emmanuel Sulle.

Africa's Land Rush explores the processes through which land...

by PLAAS, Zambia Land Alliance in 2015

This video discusses large scale land acquisitions in Zambia, and the risks they pose to those who derive their livelihoods from the land. The Zambia goverment has set aside large tracts of land for mining, agriculture and tourism. It focuses on a case study of the Solwezi community who lost...

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