The global food system is characterised by increasing concentration and financialisation. South African finance corporations have moved rapidly into the agricultural sector, getting directly involved in the ownership and control of agro-food companies and firms. This contributes to the reshaping of mega-farms and other segments of agro-food value chains as investment opportunities for institutional investors. This programme is concerned with the structure, dynamics and influences on the South African food system and how this is changing.
The Programme Principal Investigator(s) for this programme are:
- Professor Andries du Toit, Director of the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at UWC,
- Professor Frans Swanepoel of the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at UP.