Agriculture, Land Reform and Jobs: Can South Africa make this Work?

The focus of this new CDE report is on the agricultural sector’s ability to generate growth and jobs within the current political and economic context. In particular, the report focuses on the effect the current land reform debate has had on critical investments and job-generating initiatives in the agricultural sector as well as how it may impact on these in future. A crucial issue in this respect is whether the large-scale redistribution of land to small-scale farmers could generate transformation and additional forms of employment in the sector without significant reductions in food production. The report also considers what the private sector has done and could do to promote land reform and support beneficiaries to become sustainable and productive.