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Natural Resource Management

by Ian Scoones, Rebecca Smalley, Ruth Hall, Dzodzi Tsikata in 2018

Global resource scarcity has become a central policy concern, with predictions of rising populations, natural resource depletion and hunger. The narratives of scarcity that arise as a result justify actions to harness resources considered ‘underutilised’, leading to contestations over rights and...

by Mafaniso Hara, Stephen Greenberg, Anne-Marie Thow, Sloans Chimatiro, Andries du Toit in 2017

This paper looks at the dynamics of intra-regional trade and investment in fish and fish products between South Africa and the rest of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region, and the implications of this trade for food and nutrition security. It is based on key informant...

by Kevern Cochrane in 2017

This presentation will provide the policy background, then look at the current status of main South African stocks, followed by a discussion on the economic returns from small-scale fishing and what can and cannot be expected from implementation of the policy; concluding with recommendations on...

by in 2016

African food systems are undergoing profound changes. Natural resources are being commercialised, corporations have growing influence in the production, processing and retailing of food, and food value chains are becoming increasingly concentrated. 

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by Jingzhong Ye, Teodor Shanin, Sergio Schneider, Jan Douwe van der Ploeg in 2016

In this paper we argue, firstly, that the so-called BRICS countries very clearly exhibit the dynamics and shortcomings of the extractivist economic model that increasingly dominates the world. Secondly, the paper explores the responses that are actively being constructed to counter the, often...

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