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.
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About the Author
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 and with renowned publishers. Agricultural Economist and Geographer, Hubert Cochet is specialized in agrarian systems and their evolutions, with a particular focus on the ways in which they are influenced by development policies and projects. Sandrine Fréguin-Gresh is a senior research fellow at the Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), currently seconded at the Central American University in Managua, Nicaragua.