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Card image 13 December 2017 Daily Maverick

Land Reform: ‘Expropriation without compensation is a red herring’

Ahead of the ANC’s 54th National Conference, most eyes are focused on the leadership race. But activists say there are important policy decisions to be made that should not be overlooked – specifically regarding land reform. The problem is, however, that at present South Africa’s legislation is woefully inadequate, and lobby groups say it’s unacceptably difficult to get access to officials. And then there’s the small problem that a High Level Panel report that assessed legislation in the post-apartheid era will probably be drowned out by drama. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.

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"Hunger is largely due to poverty and inequality, not scarcity. The decades-long “green revolution” push for industrial agriculture in India has left a harsh legacy of harm for both the ecosystem and smallholder farmers" @USRightToKnow https://usrtk.org/our-investigations/gates-foundations-plans-to-remake-food-systems-will-hurt-the-climate/

https://www.godan.info/codes An interesting initiative from the Global Initiative for Open Data on Agriculture and Nutrition. Could this be of value in South Africa?

The open access version:
Losing practices, relationships and agency: ecological deskilling as a consequence of the uptake of modern seed varieties among South African Smallholders https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/F3EMVNPCX3BFUQKM2ZRT/full?target=10.1080%2F21683565.2021.1888841#.YDi0y76Szyw.twitter

(Behind a paywall): Losing practices, relationships and agency: ecological deskilling as a consequence of the uptake of modern seed varieties among South African Smallholders https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21683565.2021.1888841#.YDilFMsVNjc.twitter

An Initiative which aims to empower 50 low- and lower-middle-income countries to build stronger national data systems through agricultural and rural survey programs. Question: Who owns the data? https://www.agrilinks.org/post/creative-math-data-lovers-and-food-security-enthusiasts?utm_source=USAID+Bureau+for+Food+Security+%2F+Agrilinks&utm_campaign=78d933d1e2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_11_10_06_29_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8f8d227958-78d933d1e2-&utm_source=USAID+Bureau+for+Food+Security+%2F+Agrilinks&utm_campaign=78d933d1e2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_11_10_06_29_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8f8d227958-78d933d1e2-57591212

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