Beatrice is involved in several outreach projects that assist local communities with urban agriculture and other attempts to improve sustainable livelihoods in poor communities. So far this work has produced two journal articles and seven working papers on topics ranging from small scale bee keeping, to wildflower harvesting, veg box subscription schemes and township recycling. The importance of this work is that it links academic research to the needs of the local community in a meaningful way and reduces poverty in our own locality.
Nicoli Nattrass and Jed Stephens are running a survey of the socio-economic and spatial determinants of rodent presence and eradication strategies in Khayelitsha in conjunction with iCWild.
Odendaal, R, Morar, J., Conradie, B. (2013). A cost benefit analysis of a technology bundle aimed at improving the resilience of urban households in Rocklands Mitchells Plain. CSSR working paper 332, www.cssr.uct.ac.za/cssr/pub/wp/332.
Thom, A.E., Conradie, B.I., (2012). Promoting urban agriculture for development: Suggestions for designing the ‘ideal’ social enterprise box scheme in Cape Town. CSSR working paper 316, www.cssr.uct.ac.za/cssr/pub/wp/316.