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The disjunctures of land and agricultural reform in South Africa

Implications for the agri-food system

 

Source: Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), Stephen Greenberg

Published: August 2013

Content Type: Paper (PLAAS Working Paper 26)

Country Focus: South Africa

 

Abstract:

Looks at land reform and trade-offs between political participation on one side and continuity in economic structure and ownership on the other. States that government’s role in providing black farmers with finance, research and development support and extension services remain weak and enhance private control over the overall agri-food system.

 

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