Trade and Industry

Power and governance in agri-food systems: key issues for policymakers

  • Year: 2016
  • Organisation: TIPS
  • Publication Author(s): Dr Tracy Ledger
  • Countries and Regions: South Africa

This working paper presents an analysis of the dominant and growing agri-food system in South Africa, focusing on power and governance as two key factors that critically influence system outcomes. Current approaches towards agricultural development (including food security) tend to under-theorise these issues and thus they may not receive the necessary attention from policymakers.