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New podcast “Agrarian Politics” launched today

The Agrarian Politics podcast launches today. Agrarian Politics is a podcast by and for researchers and activists committed to land and agrarian reforms, just and equitable food systems and progressive politics in Africa and the Global South. It is a platform to be shared. To generate a critical mass of knowledge and experience, the podcast will feature hosts and guests who…
PLAAS
July 1, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Fattening the curve–The bio-politics of food, livelihoods and Covid-19

Webinar: Fattening the curve–The bio-politics of food, livelihoods and Covid-19 in Kumasi (Ghana) and Cape Town (South Africa) Thursday, 2 July 2020 at 13:00 (CAT) Join PLAAS for a webinar on “Fattening the curve–The bio-politics of food, livelihoods and Covid-19 in Kumasi (Ghana) and Cape Town (South Africa)” featuring Florian Kroll (DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, Policy and…
PLAAS
June 26, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Covid-19 and African food security

Webinar: Covid-19 and African food security Thursday, 25 June 2020 at 13:00 (CAT) Join PLAAS for the next webinar in this series; it will focus on food security in Africa during the coronavirus pandemic. This webinar is presented by PLAAS and the Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA). PLAAS is a NELGA Technical Node. This webinar will…
PLAAS
June 19, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Covid-19 exposes water scarcity as a governance problem

Webinar: Covid-19 exposes water scarcity as a governance problem Thursday, 18 June 2020 at 13:00 Join PLAAS for the next webinar in this series. The world water crisis predates the coronavirus pandemic. This crisis manifests in many ways: nearly one billion people lack access to potable water and improved sanitation; millions of farmers are in need of small-scale infrastructure to…
PLAAS
June 11, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Competition, Inequality and B-BBEE: Lessons from quota allocations in industrial fisheries

Webinar: Competition, Inequality and B-BBEE: Lessons from quota allocations in industrial fisheries Thursday, 11 June 2020 at 13:00 Join PLAAS for a webinar on “Competition, Inequality and B-BBEE: Lessons from quota allocations in industrial fisheries” featuring Prof Stefano Ponte (Centre for Business and Development Studies, Copenhagen Business School) and Dr. Thando Vilakazi (Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development, University…
PLAAS
June 4, 2020
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Job creation and land reform in a post-covid SA

Employment-intensive land redistribution could hold the key to agrarian reform. Against the background of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has cast South Africa’s social inequalities into stark relief, a ground-breaking new study has raised the hope that small-scale farming can play a significant role in tackling the challenges of unemployment and food security. Commissioned by the Capacity Building Programme for Employment…
PLAAS
June 3, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: How to change the food system–perspectives from consumer cooperatives

Webinar: How to change the food system–perspectives from consumer cooperatives Thursday, 4 June 2020 at 13:00 The power of supermarkets in South Africa’s food system means the value from high consumer prices does not benefit farmers or farmworkers. Neither food producers nor consumers benefit from this system. This is not unique as the same trend characterises most markets across Europe.…
PLAAS
June 2, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Democratising South Africa’s food system in and beyond the crisis

Democratising South Africa’s food system in and beyond the crisis Thursday, 21 May 2020 at 13:00 Join PLAAS for the next webinar in this series. This webinar, “Democratising South Africa’s food system in and beyond the crisis”, explores corporate domination in the South African food system. Our food system regularly fails to provide affordable nutritious food to the majority of…
PLAAS
May 16, 2020
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PLAAS Webinar: Subjects and citizens in the time of Covid-19

Webinar: Subjects and citizens in the time of Covid-19 Thursday, 14 May 2020 at 13:00 Join PLAAS for the next webinar in this series. This webinar, “Subjects and citizens in the time of Covid-19”, features Phillan Zamchiya (Senior Researcher, PLAAS, University of the Western Cape), Fiona Anciano (Associate Professor, Dept of Political Studies, University of the Western Cape), and Thapelo…
PLAAS
May 8, 2020