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Dr Edward Lahiff

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Edward Lahiff

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e.lahiff@ucc.ie

Biography

I am a lecturer in international development at University College Cork (Dept Food Business and Development), and the Director of the BSc. Programme in International Development and Food Policy.

Between 1998 and 2006 I worked in southern Africa working with a rural NGO and later as Senior Lecturer in Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape. In 2009-10 I served as Doctoral Programme Officer with the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) and Coordinator of the International Doctoral School in Global Health at the Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin.

My current research focuses on links between small-scale farming and nutrition, particularly in Ethiopia.

I have published widely on land reform, rural livelihoods and natural resources in Africa.

I am a lecturer in international development at University College Cork (Dept Food Business and Development), and the Director of the BSc. Programme in International Development and Food Policy.

Between 1998 and 2006 I worked in southern Africa working with a rural NGO and later as Senior Lecturer in Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape. In 2009-10 I served as Doctoral Programme Officer with the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) and Coordinator of the International Doctoral School in Global Health at the Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin.

My current research focuses on links between small-scale farming and nutrition, particularly in Ethiopia.

I have published widely on land reform, rural livelihoods and natural resources in Africa.

 

Research Interests

AgriDiet is organised into eight work packages involving integrated research studies, stakeholder meetings and communication activities. A key feature is the recruitment of six PhD students from  the academic staff in our African partner universities, three of whom are registered at UCC and three at UCD.

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Affiliations

  • Member; member of the steering committee (Ireland) 2009-2012, DSA - Development Studies Association of UK and Ireland (01-JAN-09 /)
  • Member of the Executive Committee, EADI - European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (01-JUL-11 / 31-JUL-17)
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Modules

  • Work Placement
  • Introduction to Development Studies II
  • Sustainable Development: Food, Natural Resources and Gender
  • Dissertation
  • Research Project and Analytical Skills
  • Socio-Economic Research in Development
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Journal Activities

  • Referee, Third World Quarterly (01-JAN-14 -)
  • Referee, Water Alternatives (01-JAN-12 -)
  • Referee, African Affairs (01-JAN-14 -)
  • Referee, Water Alternatives (01-JAN-11 -)
  • Referee, Journal Of Peasant Studies (01-JAN-13 -)
  • Referee, Journal Of Agrarian Change (01-JAN-13 -)
  • Referee, Irish Journal Of Public Policy (01-JAN-10 -)
  • Referee, Land Use Policy (01-JAN-10 -)
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Other Activities

  • PhD Internal examiner, UCC, 2014Library Representative, Department of Food Business and Development, UCCProgramme Director, BSc. International Development and Food PolicyAcademic Peer Review (external assessor), Institute for Development Studies, BrightonCopy editor for the book A Fisheries Management System in Crisis – the EU Common Fisheries Policy, by Jesper Raakjaer. Aalborg University Press,2009 (174 pages).Jointly developed five modules and delivered approximately 200 hours of lectures on the joint MSc in Rural Development with the Universities of Mekelle and Hawassa (Ethiopia), 2010-2014Referee for the book Livelihoods and Landscapes: the people of Guquka and Loloni and their Resources, edited by Paul Hebinck and Peter C. Lent. Brill, Leiden, 2007Supervisor to 3rd-year PhD student Nita Mishara, recepient of a highly competitive UCC Strategic Research Fund PhD Studentship Programme 2014.Internal examiner on MSc dissertations (2011, 2012, 2013)Joint mentor to student team that won the prestigious international IEEE/IBM Smarter Planet Challenge competition 2014, for their project "(2B) OR!(2B): From the beehive to the cloud and back". See http://www.ucc.ie/en/news/fullstory-510886-en.htmlCo-supervisor to 26 MSc dissertations in a joint programme between UCC and the Univeristies of Mekelle and Hawassa (Ethiopia) 2010-2014
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Committees

  • Member of executive committee, UCC branch, IFUT - Irish Federation of University Teachers (2014 /)
  • Member, representing College of Business and Law, UCC Centre for Global Development - Executive Management Committee (2014 /)
  • Committee Member, representing IFUT, Irish Congress of Trade Unions International Solidarity Committee (2012 /)
  • Country Representative (Ireland), Executive Committee of EADI - European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (2011 /)
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Teaching Interests

  • Development studies; land and natural resource tenure; rural social movements; poverty; hunger; smallholder agriculture; rural livelihoods
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Recent Postgrads

  • Bezalem Sinote Woldeyohannes (UCC PhD) "The relationship between rural livelihoods and livestock keeping: the case of Sidama zone, Southern Ethiopia" (2014)
  • Kinfe Gebreegziaber Bishu (UCC PhD) "Risk Management and the potential of cattle insurance in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia" (2014)
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2011 Knowledge, attitudes, practices and implications of safe water management and good hygiene in rural Bangladesh: assessing the impact and scope of the BRAC WASH programme
Fisher, S., B. Kabir, E. Lahiff and M. Maclachlan (2011) Knowledge, attitudes, practices and implications of safe water management and good hygiene in rural Bangladesh: assessing the impact and scope of the BRAC WASH programme. : Journal of Water and Health [Details]
2007 ‘Willing Buyer, Willing Seller’: South Africa’s Failed Experiment in Market-Led Agrarian Reform
Lahiff, Edward (2007) ‘Willing Buyer, Willing Seller’: South Africa’s Failed Experiment in Market-Led Agrarian Reform. : Third World Quarterly [Details]
2007 Market-led agrarian reform: policies, performance and prospects
Edward Lahiff, Saturnino M Borras Jr & Cristóbal Kay (2007) Market-led agrarian reform: policies, performance and prospects. : Third World Quarterly [Details]
2002 A critical assessment of land redistribution policy in the light of the Grootboom judgment
Edward Lahiff and Sam Rugege (2002) A critical assessment of land redistribution policy in the light of the Grootboom judgment. : Law, Democracy and Development [Details]
2005 Smallholder Agriculture and Land Reform in South Africa
Edward Lahiff and Ben Cousins (2005) Smallholder Agriculture and Land Reform in South Africa. : IDS Bulletin [Details]
2000 Land Tenure in South Africa's Communal Areas: A case study of the Arabie-Olifants Scheme
Edward Lahiff (2000) Land Tenure in South Africa's Communal Areas: A case study of the Arabie-Olifants Scheme. : African Studies [Details]
2002 Land Land Crisis in Zimbabwe Viewed from South of the Limpopo
Edward Lahiff and Ben Cousins (2002) Land Land Crisis in Zimbabwe Viewed from South of the Limpopo. : Journal of Agrarian Change [Details]
2005 Land Reform in the Eastern Cape: the ongoing struggle for resources and secure rights
Edward Lahiff (2005) Land Reform in the Eastern Cape: the ongoing struggle for resources and secure rights. : Social Dynamics [Details]
2014 Land Reform in South Africa 100 Years after the Natives' Land Act
Edward Lahiff (2014) Land Reform in South Africa 100 Years after the Natives' Land Act. : Journal of Agrarian Change [Details]
2007 Land reform in Namaqualand, 1994–2005: A review
Harry May and Edward Lahiff (2007) Land reform in Namaqualand, 1994–2005: A review. : Journal of Arid Environments [Details]
2007 “Die man is die hoof en vat voor”1: Women's attitudes to land and farming in the communal areas of Namaqualand
K. Kleinbooi and E. Lahiff (2007) “Die man is die hoof en vat voor”1: Women's attitudes to land and farming in the communal areas of Namaqualand. : Journal of Arid Environments [Details]

Books

Year Publication
2012 Joint ventures in agriculture: Lessons from land reform projects in South Africa
Edward Lahiff, Nerhene Davis and Tshililo Manenzhe (2012) Joint ventures in agriculture: Lessons from land reform projects in South Africa. : IIED/IFAD/FAO/PLAAS [Details]
2000 An Apartheid Oasis? Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods in Venda
Lahiff, Edward (2000) An Apartheid Oasis? Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods in Venda. : Frank Cass [Details]
2007 Settlement and Implementation Support Strategy for Land and Agrarian Reform in South Africa
E. Land and the Sustainable Development Consortium (2007) Settlement and Implementation Support Strategy for Land and Agrarian Reform in South Africa. : Department of Land Affairs (South Africa) [Details]

Edited Books

Year Publication
2008 Market-Led Agrarian Reform
(2008) Market-Led Agrarian Reform. : Saturnino M Borras Jr, Cristóbal Kay and Edward Lahiff : Routledge [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2011 Land reform and poverty reduction in South Africa
Edward Lahiff (2011) Land reform and poverty reduction in South Africa. : Paul Hebinck and Charlie Shackleton : Routledge [Details]
2014 Land Redistribution in South Africa: A Critical Review
Edward Lahiff and Guo Li (2014) Land Redistribution in South Africa: A Critical Review. : Frank F.K. Byamugisha : World Bank [Details]
2003 The regional implications of the crisis in Zimbabwe: Rational and principles of regional support for land
Edward Lahiff (2003) The regional implications of the crisis in Zimbabwe: Rational and principles of regional support for land. : Richard Cornwell : Institute for Security Studies [Details]
2010 Strategic Questions about Strategic Partners: Challenges and Pitfalls in South Africa’s New Model of Land Restitution
Bill Derman, Edward Lahiff, and Epsen Sjaastad (2010) Strategic Questions about Strategic Partners: Challenges and Pitfalls in South Africa’s New Model of Land Restitution. : Cherryl Walker, Anna Bohlin, Ruth Hall and Thembela Kepe : Ohio University Press [Details]
2012 The land question in southern Africa: a political economy perspective
Edward Lahiff (2012) The land question in southern Africa: a political economy perspective. : Ben Chigara : Routlege [Details]
2009 Land Redistribution in South Africa
Edward Lahiff (2009) Land Redistribution in South Africa. : Binswanger-Mkhize, Hans P.; Bourguignon, Camille; Brink, Rogier van den : The World Bank [Details]
2009 “With what land rights?: Foundational questions about land policy
Edward Lahiff (2009) “With what land rights?: Foundational questions about land policy. : : : Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies [Details]
2003 Land Policies and Practices
Edward Lahiff (2003) Land Policies and Practices. : D. Reed and M. de Wit : CSIR/WWF [Details]
2007 Chapter 6: Land rights
Sibonile Khoza (2007) Chapter 6: Land rights. : : Community Law Centre [Details]
2000 The Impact of Land Reform in the Northern Province
Edward Lahiff (2000) The Impact of Land Reform in the Northern Province. : B. Cousins : PLAAS and the National Land Committee [Details]

Published Reports

Year Publication
2012 Land Redistribution in South Africa: A Critical Review
Edward Lahiff and Guo Li (2012) Land Redistribution in South Africa: A Critical Review. [Details]
2008 Land redistribution and poverty reduction in South Africa: The livelihood impacts of smallholder agriculture under land reform
E. Lahiff, T. Maluleke, T. Manenzhe and M. Wegerif (2008) Land redistribution and poverty reduction in South Africa: The livelihood impacts of smallholder agriculture under land reform. [Details]
2008 Land Reform in South Africa: A Status Report
Edward Lahiff (2008) Land Reform in South Africa: A Status Report. [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2004 Implementation Systems for Effective Tenure Reform in South Africa's Comunal Areas . In: M. Roth, V. Nxasana, S. Sibanda and T. Yates eds
Edward Lahiff (2004) Implementation Systems for Effective Tenure Reform in South Africa's Comunal Areas . In: M. Roth, V. Nxasana, S. Sibanda and T. Yates eds. [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2013 Commercial Partnerships in South Africa's Land Reform Programme: Lessons and Experiences since 1994. [Oral Presentation]
Edward Lahiff (2013) Commercial Partnerships in South Africa's Land Reform Programme: Lessons and Experiences since 1994. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
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