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Shunting hectares: Land reform in South Africa

Piotr Cieplak asks whether a raft of new land legislation in South Africa is evidence of renewed vigour from the ANC and whether greater financial commitment will follow.
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Africa in Transition, 30 May 2013

ARI’s publication “Waiting for the green revolution: Land reform in South Africa” cited by Africa in Transition’s piece “South Africa Land Reform: A Conundrum”
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Redefining public goods, for Africa

How do we constructively define public goods in contemporary Africa and what role can they play in the continent’s development? Jonathan Bhalla investigates.
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Why Africa can make it big in agriculture

Self-sufficiency in food production is the new mantra of donors and policymakers in Africa. But farmers, large and small, can be much more ambitious. Agriculture is the continent’s most neglected – and important – potential competitive advantage. It is Africa’s best answer to...
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Kenya’s Flying Vegetables: Small farmers and the ‘food miles’ debate

In this highly personal and keenly argued commentary, James Gikunju Muuru makes the first detailed response by an African smallholder to the controversy over ‘food miles’. His account describes the serial feats of coordination, discipline, productivity and manual...
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Planting Ideas: How agricultural subsidies are working in Malawi

Africa Research Institute is pleased to announce publication of Planting Ideas, an independent investigation into Malawi’s controversial home-grown subsidy scheme for small farmers. This timely study defies much of the received wisdom to argue that agricultural subsidies can be...
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Planting Ideas: How fertiliser subsidies are working in Malawi

Malawians depend on domestic crops from over-cultivated soils. Recurrent poor harvests have had disastrous consequences for food security, but yields have improved significantly since the introduction of a government scheme to improve access to fertiliser by smallholder farmers....
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