Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS)

Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS)

  • Publications: 200
  • Contributors: 349

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

The Potential of Agriculture and Land Reform to Generate Jobs

The Rise of Soya in Zambia and the Integration of Smallholder Farmers

Farming Styles, Livelihoods and Social Differentiation of Smallholder Farmers: Insights from New Forest Irrigation Scheme in Mpumalanga Province of South Africa

Job Creation in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in South Africa: An Analysis of Employment Trends, Opportunities and Constraints in Forestry and Wood Products Industries

Beyond the "Proper Job:" Political-economic Analysis after the Century of Labouring Man

Food Trade and Investment in South Africa: Improving Coherence Between Economic Policy, Nutrition and Food Security

Community Opportunities in Commercial Agriculture: Possibilities and Challenges

Are Trade Unions and NGOs Leveraging Social Codes to Improve Working Conditions? A Study of two Locally Developed Codes in the South African Fruit and Wine Farming Sectors

Trade and Investment in Fish and Fish Products Between South Africa and the Rest of SADC: Implications for Food and Nutrition Security

Trade, Food and Nutrition Security in South Africa: The Cases of Sugar and Poultry

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