GTAC/ CBPEP/EU Project on Employment-Intensive Rural Land Reform in South Africa: Policies, Programmes and Capacities. Final Report

Year Published 2020
Business unit: Special Projects
Resource type: Research reports
Research report: Development Southern Africa journal articles
File type: PDF
Theme(s): Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, Employment & labour markets, Rural Development & Land Affairs


This study focuses on the potential contribution of redistributive land reform to employment creation. Can land redistribution be undertaken in a manner that also creates jobs, and if so, through which types of land use and farming systems, operating at what scales? What is the potential of small-scale farming, in particular? Despite its many limitations, the study breaks new ground by investigating the potential of smallscale farming for employment generation in specific locations. It highlights the potential for job creation in many commodities produced by small-scale farmers, and recommends a particular focus on extensive livestock and vegetable production.

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