Monday, November 26, 2012


SCHOLARSHIP: Masters & Post-Doctoral Study on Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies

Professor Ben Cousins of the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at University of the Western Cape holds the South African Research Chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (funded by the National Research Foundation). He supports and supervises a number of MPhil and PhD students who are undertaking field research on aspects of agrarian change, land reform and poverty reduction in several provinces. Applications are invited for two (2) scholarships for MPhil studies by full thesis and one (1) post-doctoral fellowship.

A five year research programme is under way seeking to answer two over-arching questions:

  1. what processes of socio-economic change are under way in the South African countryside that are likely to influence the outcomes and impacts of land and agrarian reform?
  2. what are the impacts of land and agrarian reform policies and programmes on agricultural productivity, agrarian structure and rural poverty?

Researchers also explore the policy implications of their research findings.

More information.

Deadline: December 14, 2012

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