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    FAO support of multi-stakeholder platforms on land tenure governance

    Innovative practices from the field and building on experience

    Conference Papers & Reports
    May, 2021
    Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Tanzania, South Africa, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Colombia, Mongolia

    As part of the efforts to find sustainable solutions to complex land tenure issues, multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs) create an inclusive forum where actors can discuss problems and propose solutions to improve governance of tenure and provide better access to natural resources. This publication highlights how MSPs at regional, national and local level demonstrate forward thinking, including innovative practices and approaches to respond to the above mentioned social challenges, for the benefit of all.

  2. Library Resource
    Appui de la FAO aux plateformes multi-acteurs sur la gouvernance foncière

    Pratiques innovantes issues du terrain et enseignements tirés de l’expérience

    Conference Papers & Reports
    May, 2021
    Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Tanzania, South Africa, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Colombia, Mongolia

    Dans le cadre de la recherche de réponses durables aux questions foncières complexes, les plateformes multi-acteurs offrent un lieu de débat ouvert qui permet aux acteurs d’aborder les problèmes et de proposer des solutions pour améliorer la gouvernance foncière et l’accès aux ressources naturelles.

  3. Library Resource

    Vol 2, No 3: September 2019

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2019

    In August 2017, Botswana’s parliament passed the Tribal Land Bill, which became the Tribal Land Act no. 1 of 2018. It shall come into operation once the minister sanctions. Until then, the 1994 Act shall be operational. The new Act is aimed at addressing the challenges that cannot be effectively addressed by the operational Act. Some hail it as progressive, but this article argues that the Act has some limitations. Its insistence on the registration of customary grants with the Registrar of Deeds may lead to unintended consequences, such as family conflicts.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2016
    Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa

    Variability in woody plant species, vegetation assemblages and anthropogenic activities derails the efforts to have common approaches for estimating biomass and carbon stocks in Africa. In order to suggest management options, it is important to understand the vegetation dynamics and the major drivers governing the observed conditions. This study uses data from 29 sentinel landscapes (4640 plots) across the southern Africa. We used T-Square distance method to sample trees.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2013
    South Africa

    The Southern Africa Food Lab (SAFL) and the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape (PLAAS) are engaged in a project called Supporting Smallholders into Commercial Agriculture: A social dialogue and learning project. This project has been designed to ensure strong linkages between academic research and processes of social dialogue, policy debate, media dissemination and institutional learning among stakeholders involved in the development of smallholder agriculture. This report documents the proceedings of the first innovation lab.

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    Towards a scenario based dialogue: Four Transformative Scenarios examining possible futures of the food system in South Africa

    Reports & Research
    December, 2015
    South Africa

    What is the future of food in South Africa? What might the food system look like in 2030, in terms of production, processing, distribution and consumption? Many people are asking similar questions and producing vision statements, policies and forecasts to enable anticipation and planning in a volatile system. They are all telling stories about the future – some optimistic, some dire. But these stories tend to be disconnected, narrated past each other to different audiences. The four scenarios contained in this document tell a more connected set of stories.

  7. Library Resource

    Attempts to stimulate smallholder agriculture in metropolitan Cape Town

    Reports & Research
    September, 2008
    South Africa

    This case study provides a comparative analysis of two different initiatives designed to grow small
    scale agricultural production in Cape Town.

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    Summary research findings and strategy options

    Reports & Research
    July, 2016
    South Africa

    This report for public comment presents and analyses key issues arising from extensive interviews
    conducted with workers on and off farm, individual employers, representatives of organised
    agriculture, trade unions, NGOs, worker support organisations, municipal councillors and officials
    together with representatives from provincial government departments. It sets out options for a
    strategy to address farm worker housing and related needs.

  9. Library Resource
    January, 2016
    South Africa

    Dr Mulaudzi is a lecturer in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town. In this presentation made as part of a 4.5 day course on the political economy of land, mining and rural democracy in South Africa he critically examines different perspectives on the 1913 and 1936 Land Acts.

  10. Library Resource
    January, 2016
    South Africa

    This input by Dr Aninka Claassens Director of the Land and Accoutability Centre at the University of Cape Town was presented as part of a five day short couse on the political economy of land mining and rural democracy. It provides a detailed history of processes and events which continue to shape South Africa's rural hinterland in the contemprary era.

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