Welcome

The Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies (SMAIAS) is an independent policy research institution committed to the development of agrarian systems that enhance equitable land rights and sustainable land uses throughout Africa.

Latest Updates

First Sam Moyo Memorial Lecture held in January 2018 under the theme

Second Sam Moyo Memorial Lecture on Sam Moyo and Samir Amin on the Peasant Question

Agrarian South Network

The South-South thrust of the SMAIAS’ work over the past decade has culminated in the formation

Zimbabwe Land & Agrarian Network

The Zimbabwe Land and Agrarian Network is an initiative developed by SMAIAS in 2012 with the support of the Norwegian Organisation

Agrarian South Journal

The Agrarian South Journal of Political Economy was launched in 2012  to renew the debate on the Agrarian Question and respond

Agrarian Studies Summer School

The past three decades have witnessed the further weakening of rural livelihoods, exclusive growth and the promotion of land markets

People’s Dialogue Network

The People’s Dialogue is a South-South dialogue platform that brings together social organizations and movements particularly from Latin America

Policy Dialogues

The primary purpose of the Dialogues Programme is to facilitate the development of a clear vision on land as a key economic

Our mission and vision

The SMAIAS is an independent research institute that works with key actors throughout Africa to enhance capacity to develop and implement equitable agrarian policies and promote sustainable land use in support of marginalised groups through undertaking research, policy analysis, training and dialogue.

Organisational Overview

SMAIAS is a regional organisation that  seeks to influence land and agrarian reform policies through  multidisciplinary social science research, policy dialogues, training  and information dissemination. The main focus of the SMAIAS is to mediate  in the policy making processes so as to enhance rural livelihoods  through an improved policy framework.

Our Goals

The SMAIAS is an independent research institute that works with key actors throughout Africa to enhance capacity to develop and implement equitable agrarian policies and promote sustainable land use in support of marginalised groups through undertaking research, policy analysis, training and dialogue.

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History of Organisation

The Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies was established as an independent Trust in 2002 to fulfil a need that had been observed through research, for a policy institute focused on addressing Africa’s land and agrarian questions. The AIAS interacts with various organisations and countries to assist them in developing capacity for policy formulation and research. It also facilitates policy dialogue among governments, academics, civil society and others on land and agrarian development, especially the land rights of marginalised social groups

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