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Working Paper 42
by Oliver Schultz in 2016

This paper seeks to assess the state of knowledge in relation to the interrelated subjects of value chains, livelihoods, food systems, and regulatory dynamics in South Africa’s large- and small-scale fisheries. South Africa’s marine fisheries play an important role in sustaining the livelihoods...

Annual Report
by Rebecca Pointer in 2016

The year 2015 was a momentous one for PLAAS. It marked twenty years since the day that PLAAS started off as an organisation with some generous start-up funding from the Ford Foundation. PLAAS started life small - initially it was conceptualised as an academic programme within the School of...

Working Paper 41
by Margareet Visser in 2016

This state of the knowledge review sets out to identify the main research themes and findings in the literature on labour relations and conditions on Western Cape fruit farms over the past 20 years. The paper also compares if and how farmworker livelihoods have changed since the heyday of...

by Fred Nelson, Emmanuel Sulle , Dilys Roe in 2016

This briefing paper co-published by IIED, Maliasili Initiatives and PLAAS looks at the conservation crisis in Africa and what can be done by donors, NGOs and conservation practitioners and researchers. Conservation in Africa is failing. An upsurge in poaching and wildlife trafficking has made...