Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS)

Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS)

  • Publications: 219
  • Contributors: 388

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

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

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

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

Is the Blue Justice Concept a Human Rights Agenda?

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

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