GTAC/CBPEP/EU Project on Employment-Intensive Rural Land Reform in South Africa: Policies, Programmes and Capacities. Thematic Study – International Experiences of Support Policies for Smallholders: A Review and an Exploration of Underlying Rationale and Narratives

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 thematic study on International experiences of policies supporting smallholder production is part of the background papers of the ‘GTAC/CBPEP/EU study on employment-intensive rural land reform in South Africa.’ It aims at presenting the existing debates and at drawing possible lessons for South Africa. Specific insights, guidance and advice were required on extension services, access to markets, adaptation to climate change and agro-ecology, and to the adoption of a place-based approach for an employment-intensive rural land reform.

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