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Marginalised worldviews hold the key to climate change adaption: Reflections from the International Adaptation Futures Conference, Cape Town

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By Haidee Swanby, ACB Research Asscoiate

June 2018

In the climate change arena there are two main streams of work – mitigation, which are measures we need to take to stop emissions and halt climate change, and adaptation – the varied practices we are taking and can take to adapt to living with the new conditions that climate change brings.

A tale of neo-apartheid plans, dodgy dealings and corporate capture: Government support to South African smallholders

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Press Release from the African Centre for Biodiversity

Johannesburg, Thursday 5 April 2018

 

Limited transparency, weak accountability, and capture by corporations and politically-connected individuals. These are features of the current South African landscape found in government’s smallholder farmer support programmes, according to a research report by African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) released today.

The report, titled “Input supply in South Africa’s smallholder farmer support programmes: A tale of neo-apartheid plans, dodgy dealings and corporate capture” raises concerns about publicly-funded programmes that are supposed to be assisting smallholder farmers.