Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS)

Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS)

  • Publications: 215
  • Contributors: 380

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

Elite Capture in Land Distribution in South Africa

An Activist User's Guide to Regional and International Guidelines and Principles for Large-scale Land-based Investments

Whose Land Question? Policy Deliberation and Populist Reason in the South African Land Debate

Submission for Consideration in Developing a Supportive Regulatory Environment for the Growth and Trade in Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana in South Africa

What Price Cheap Goods? Survivalists, Informalists and Competition in the Township Retail Grocery Trade

Rethinking Food Security: Agro-Food Systems Change and the Right to Food in Southern Africa

Women's Land Rights in Africa: Scorecard 2019

How can we Promote a Range of Livelihood Opportunities through Land Redistribution?

Principles and Practice for Successful Farmland Redistribution in South Africa

Rural Land Redistribution in South Africa: Contrasting Visions and Models

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