Presentation: How Not to Connect the Poor to Markets

Land reform in South Africa aims to address skewed landownership, restitution of justice, and support livelihoods of the poor. The approach to implement land reform include restitution, tenure reforms, and redistribution to increase subsistence production and bring new and small farmers on the map. In addition, protecting farm worker rights can be sought through legislation.

This presentation is based on AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Poverty Traps Conference. This conference is a gathering point for USAID and other development assistant agencies to connect the poor to economic growth.

This presentation was presented on February 26, 2009 by Andries du Toit from the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at Washington, DC.