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Wednesday, November 25 • 14:30 - 16:00
F41: Changing patterns of smallholder farming in South Africa: implications for livelihood and food security in the context of climate change

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On May 5, 2020 we arranged a webinar in place of the postponed SASUF event, entitled “Deagrarianisation: underlying reasons and and effects across contexts in South Africa and Europe”. During that webinar and associated longer recorded lectures we discussed deagrarianisation across contexts in South Africa and Europe. During the proposed workshop we intend to build on that webinar to continue discussions on how to interpret deagrarianisation in South Africa’s former homelands and what this means for livelihoods and food security. The workshop will include a discussion amongst panelists followed by questions and comments from participants in the audience. In preparation for the workshop participants are encouraged to watch the recorded May 5 deagrarianisation webinar and selected longer lectures of interest found here: https://www.siani.se/search/?s=deagrarianisation&lang=en  

Keywords: deagrarianisation, food security, depesantisation, agrarian change, climate change

avatar for Flora Hejdu

Flora Hejdu

Researcher, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
I've researched rural livelihoods in Eastern Cape, SA, since my PhD starting in 2001 and focused on multiple liveihood strategeis, impacts of agricultural policies, poverty relief programmes and development projects as well as impacts of the child support grant and cash transfers... Read More →

Sheona Shackleton

Professor and Deputy Director, ACDI, University of Cape Town
I am an interdisciplinary researcher working in the field of landscape and livelihood change, with a focus on climate change as a major driver of vulnerability and livelihood insecurity. I am currently working on projects related to nature based solutions, climate action and inequality... Read More →

Charlie Shackleton

Professor, Rhodes University

Klara Fischer

Associate professor, Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
My research broadly concerns the relations between smallholders' practices and agricultural policies. I defended my theisis on Smallholder agriculture in the Eastern Cape and the introduction of GM Bt maize in 2013 (you can read it here: https://pub.epsilon.slu.se/10406/). Since then... Read More →

David Neves


Wednesday November 25, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CET
Zoom Room B