Land and agriculture remain critically important sources of livelihood across Africa, even as rates of  urbanization begin to increase. Yet rural poverty continues to be a major feature of African societies. Can policies that secure access to land and natural resources, and promote agricultural development, contribute to a wider process of social and economic renewal? What other sectors are also in need of investment and growth? Does this require a re-thinking of the classical Agrarian Question in the conditions of the 21st Century?

On Tuesday, three leading scholars located in different parts of the continent will debate these thorny questions: Prof Kojo Amanor from the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana; renowned scholar Prof Issa Shivji from the University of Dar es Salaam, and UWC’s prof Ruth Hall.

When: Tuesday 14 May 13h00-15h00

Where: Room 1B, School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape