Livelihoods after Land Reform

Through case studies in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia, this project will explore to what extent land redistribution in southern Africa is achieving poverty reduction and livelihood improvement objectives.

In addition, the project aims to engage a range of end-users in government and other implementing agencies (NGOs, service providers, donors), as well as beneficiaries, in exploring the policy implications of research findings.
The project is run by the Institute for Poverty for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) of the School of Government at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, together with the Institute of Development Studies in the UK, the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia and partners in Zimbabwe.
The research team includes Ian Scoones, STEPS Centre co-director.

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