South Africa's Agrarian Question by Ward AnseeuwSouth Africa's Agrarian Question by Ward Anseeuw

South Africa's Agrarian Question

byWard Anseeuw, Hubert Cochet, Sandrine Fréguin-gresh

Paperback | July 1, 2016

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Based on an in-depth analysis of several contrasting agricultural regions, this book aims to assess South Africa’s ongoing agrarian reform and the country’s agrarian dynamics. Without fundamentally questioning the highly specialized, fossil energy and synthetic input dependent, oligopolistic entrepreneurial agricultural production model, which is presently structuring the sector and is guiding the reforms, a more equitable redistribution of resources and value-addition will by no means be possible. This book examines and contributes to the structural questions that underpin the current stagnation of South Africa’s agrarian reform. Presenting fresh approaches in analysing agrarian issues and tools to assess farming systems and agricultural development, this incisive study will be an important resource to policy makers, academics and those with an interest in agrarian reform.
Dr Ward Anseeuw, a development economist and policy analyst, is a senior research fellow at the Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) seconded to the Post-Graduate School of Agriculture and Rural Development of the University of Pretoria. He has published extensively on these issues in scientific journals a...
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Title:South Africa's Agrarian QuestionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 0.8 inPublished:July 1, 2016Publisher:HSRC PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0796925127

ISBN - 13:9780796925121

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What does it mean to reverse decades of racial injustice in access to land and productive resources, and to deal with a legacy of concentration and inequality? Can South Africa, which presents itself as the ‘development state par excellence’, succeed in the transition to more sustainable types of farming and to more localised food systems? The answers provided in this book will be of interest not only to all those interested in the South African experiment, but also to those who, in all regions, are questioning the mainstream agrifood regime and asking how it can be transformed. Olivier De Schutter Former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food (2008–2014) Co-Chair, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights