Recent Submissions

  • Plantations and Basic Needs: The Changing International and National Setting 

    Muralt, Jürgen von; Sajhau, Jean?Paul (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1987)
    SUMMARY During the past 30 years ownership and production structures of plantations have been undergoing major changes. There has been a gradual withdrawal of transnational companies (TNCs) from the production process ...
  • Editorial Introduction 

    Kemp, Charles; Little, Angela (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1987)
  • The Basic Needs of Plantation Workers: A Company View 

    Moody?Stuart, George (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1987)
    SUMMARY Plantations, which were once regarded as indispensible by transnational companies engaged in agriculture, are being partially replaced by smallholdings but are likely to remain important as producing units for ...
  • Plantations and the Rural Economy: Poverty, Employment and Food Security in Kenya 

    Davies, Susanna (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1987)
    SUMMARY The discussion of basic needs in plantations must be set in the context of basic needs provision in the rural economy. In rural Kenya, where labour is in surplus but land and employment scarce, the poorest may ...
  • Education and Change in Plantations: The case of Sri Lanka 

    Little, Angela (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1987)
    SUMMARY The provision of basic education is a key element of most basic needs strategies. The status of basic education in plantations in Sri Lanka today is located in its historical context. The article identifies ...
  • Meeting the Health and Housing Needs of Plantation Workers 

    Laing, Richard; Pigott, Marni (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1987)
    SUMMARY Living and working environments on plantations are interrelated. This article identifies three general factors affecting health and housing interventions on plantations before suggesting ways in which the ‘plantation ...
  • Unions on Plantations: Do Basic Needs Matter? 

    Kemp, Charles (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1987)
    SUMMARY In the Sri Lankan tea industry, there has been a long?established and increasingly powerful labour movement. This article reviews the development of unions and the main problems they have had to confront, before ...
  • Contracting Out: Plantations, Smallholders and Transnational Enterprise 

    Kirk, Colin (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1987)
    SUMMARY Transnational companies (TNCs) operating plantations in less developed countries face mounting problems with regard to land and labour. An attractive alternative which they are increasingly taking up is contract ...