How farm dwellers in South Africa think about home, land and belonging

21 November 2017 – South Africa’s unemployment rate puts it in the bottom ten countries in the world. Hunger levels are growing. It has what Berkeley geography professor Gillian Hart calls a “population surplus to the needs of capital” that must find ways to survive despite living a “wageless existence.” Read more…


Launch of the African Land Policy Centre marks a step forward towards better governance of land

26 October 2017 – Eleven years since the establishment of the Land Policy Initiative, a ceremony was held in the presence of African Ministers and experts that launched the African Land Policy Centre (ALPC) in the margins of the second meeting of the AU Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment under the theme: “Enhancing environmental and agricultural transformation to achieve food and nutrition security in advancing Agenda 2063.” Read more…


Report: Agriculture can power transformation of African economies

17 October 2017 – Modernising African agriculture will require policies to boost farm productivity and strengthen the sector’s links with the rest of the economy. Read more…


International mission to measure human rights impact of land grabbing kicks off

7 September 2017 – Land grabbing, a phenomenon that is becoming the norm. Read more…


SA agricultural sector slowly recovering from drought

6 September 2017 – South Africa’s agriculture is divided into three main commodity sectors. Livestock accounts for 47% of the country’s gross producer value (GPV), followed by horticulture and field crops whose share stood at 29% and 23% respectively in 2016. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

24 August 2017 – South African ag exports up 6% despite drought. Read more…


Angola: Companies invest over USD 300 million in agro-industry

24 August 2017 – At least USD 310 million is the total value of an investment contract signed between private companies for the production of cereals, vegetables, fruits and meat in the Agro-industrial Complex of Capanda (PAC) in northern Malanje province. Read more…