Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS)

Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS)

  • Publications: 228
  • Contributors: 398

Founded in 1995 at the University of the Western Cape, in Cape Town, South Africa, PLAAS has developed a proven track record of high-quality research on land reform, poverty and natural resource management in the Southern African region. PLAAS also undertakes training, provides advisory, facilitation and evaluation services and is active in the field of national policy development.

Latest publications

Collapse, Conflict or Social Cohesion? Learning from Livestock Dipping Associations in Kwazulu-Natal

Assessing Potential for Employment-intensive Land Reform in South Africa

A Review of Support Services for Smallholder and Small-scale Agricultural Producers

Agricultural Value Chains in South Africa and the Implications for Employment-intensive Land Reform

Livestock Production

Climate Change and its Impacts on the Feasibility and Sustainability of Small-scale Systems of Agricultural Production in Communal Areas and on Farms Transferred through Land Reform

The Strengths and Weaknesses of Systems of Land Tenure and Land Administration in South Africa and the Implications for Employment Intensive Land Reform

Food in the Time of Coronavirus: Why We Should Be Very, Very Afraid

International Experiences of Support Policies for Smallholders: A Review and an Exploration of Underlying Rationale and Narratives

Employment-intensive Land Reform in South Africa: Presenting Key Policy Recommendations from a CBPEP Research Study

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