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STAARS Fellowship Program: 2021 Call for Research Proposals

6 January 2021

The Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) fellowship program, a multi-institution collaboration managed by Cornell University with support from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), announces its annual call for research…

Science must back initiatives to restore Africa’s forests, say experts

7 October 2020

A call for evidence-based approaches and community engagement to increase tree cover This article was originally published by Landscape News.    Leveraging strong scientific and technical knowledge is essential to regreening the planet, said delegates during a conference on tree planting hosted by…

Land News: Weeks 33-38 2020 South Africa, Southern Central and Eastern Africa

29 September 2020

A compilation of land related news curated by knowledgebase.land - a website maintained by Phuhlisani NPC, a land sector NPO in South Africa. KB.L seeks to bring to life all aspects of the 'land issue', recognising that land is both a deeply important aspect of our history which simultaneously…

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The sugar rush in southern Africa

By Ian Scoones, Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, and the Director of the ESRC STEPS Centre at Sussex The expansion of sugar production in southern Africa has been dramatic. From its early beginnings in Natal to the huge commercial estates across the region established…

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Webinar - "Empowering Women for Open Data Mapping in Agriculture: Implications for Land Rights and SDGs in Africa"

The Data Rights and Responsible Data Working Group of GODAN will be hosting a webinar on the 29th of April. More information here below.  GODAN Webinar - "Empowering Women for Open Data Mapping in Agriculture: Implications for Land Rights and SDGs in Africa" Wednesday April 29, 2020 at 1:00 PM…