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Research Partners

Future Agricultures Consortium

FAC encourages dialogue and shares good practice in Africa on the role of agriculture in growth. PLAAS co-ordinates the FAC's 'Land' theme.


Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Livelihoods in Small-scale Fisheries (POVFISH) studies how poor fisher communities, when face with resource crises, maintain sustainable livelihoods.

The Southern Africa Food Lab, Stellenbosch University

The Southern Africa Food Lab brings together diverse role-players in the regional food system to identify and pilot innovative way to enhance long-term food security.

Land Deal Politics Initiative

LDPI provides a global platform to generate evidence on the 'global land grab' phenomenon through detailed, field-based research. PLAAS co-ordinates LDPI research in Africa.

Water Research Commission

The WRC provides South Africa water-related research and innovation. Adapting to a dynamic environment, it seeks to proactively address society’s current and future water-related needs.

Too Big to Ignore - Global Partnership for Small-Scale Fisheries Research

Too Big to Ignore is a research and knowledge mobilisation partnership promoting and revitalizing small-scale fisheries around the world.

Economic Policy Research Institute

EPRI supports socio-economic transformation and development in South Africa, specialising in social protection research, capacity building and policy advisory services.

Custom Contested

Custom Contested provides news, information and analysis on laws and policies affecting custom, “tradition” and citizenship rights, exploring what is at stake for ordinary South Africans.

Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development

As a partnership between the Presidency and the European Union, PSPPD promotes evidence-based policy interventions to address poverty and inequality in South Africa.

Studies in Poverty and Inequality

SPII is committed to eradicating poverty and inequality in southern and South Africa, developing innovative, evidence-based solutions to address the causes and consequences of poverty.