Together with the Southern Africa Trust, we have published a 429-page book about the legislative environment for civil society in 18 countries in Central, East and Southern Africa.
(Dis) Enabling the Public Sphere: Civil Society Regulation in Africa (Volume 1) was edited by Bhekinkosi Moyo and features a foreword by Graça Machel. Print editions are available in both hardcover and softcover. Readers can also download individual chapters, or the entire book, in PDF format. A second volume is now in the works, focusing primarily on West Africa.
Order the hardcover or softcover edition.
Read the introduction by Bhekinkosi Moyo (pdf)
Read the foreword by Graça Machel (pdf)
Agricultural conditions and means of achieving food security are long overdue. Despite the claims that the food crisis of 2007/8 was a temporary shock, data released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other independent sources suggest that food prices will increase steadily over the next decade, despite occasional fluctuations (Evans, 2009). The number of the world’s food insecure is growing. Latest estimates indicate that approximately one billion people are food insecure or one in seven go to bed to hungry every day (FAO, 2009, Action Aid, 2010: 7). The majority of these poor households are based in Africa’s countryside.