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Publishing and Alternative Licensing Models in Africa (PALM Africa) was a two-
country research programme conducted in South Africa and Uganda, using action
research to explore the potential of open access and flexible and open intellectual property
licences with the aim of enhancing the impact of African publishing.
The premise of the PALM intervention was that in Africa, which needs the
development impact of knowledge production more than any other continent, the
conventional book trade – both commercial and not-for-profit – faces serious barriers
in reaching readers and creating sustainable business models.