Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies

PLAAS
Cape Town, South Africa

PLAAS is an independent Policy Research Institute within the Faculty for Economic and Management Sciences at the University of the Western Cape. PLAAS does research, policy engagement, teaching and training about the dynamics of chronic poverty and structural inequality in Southern Africa, with a particular emphasis on the key role of restructuring and contesting land holding and agro-food systems in the subcontinent and beyond.

Contact details

Address:
University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville, 7535

Country:
South Africa

Sub-region:
Southern Africa

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Southern Africa
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
1995
Age (years)
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 29
South Africa average
 25
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: School of Government, in the Economic and Management Sciences Faculty, at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Cape Town
Founder gender: Other entities
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Andries Du Toit
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2022): Andries Du Toit
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2021): Andries Du Toit
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2023
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 14
South Africa average
 17
Global average
 64
2021
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 16
2020
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 16
% Female staff
2023
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 5%
South Africa average
 17%
Global average
 47%
2021
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 50%
2020
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 50%
% Female researchers
2021
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 20%
South Africa average
 31%
Global average
 34%
2020
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 20%

Organisational performance

Publications
2022
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 73
South Africa average
 28
Global average
 48

Social

Likes (2023)
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 4,100
South Africa average
 20,073
Global average
 26,947
Likes (2021)
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 3,611
Followers (2024)
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 11,068
South Africa average
 9,906
Global average
 16,721
Followers (2022)
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 10,502
Followers (2021)
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 10,071
Subscribers (2023)
Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies
 1,220
South Africa average
 4,858
Global average
 5,464

Data notes

Last updated: 08/05/2023
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation┬┤s website
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