A very Zimbabwean (not) coup

It has been a dramatic week in Zimbabwe. There has been a (not) coup, Robert Mugabe has been expelled from ZANU-PF, but so far has not...

Why governance constraints are holding back young people in rural Zimbabwe

In the last blog I looked at what young people aged 16-18, studying at three schools in land...

What next for young people in Zimbabwe’s land reform areas?

As discussed in the blog series earlier this year, we have been investigating inter-generational questions in land reform...

Confronting authoritarian populism: challenges for agrarian studies

Last week I was in Russia at the fascinating fifth BRICS Initiative in Critical Agrarian Studies...

Roads, belts and corridors: what is happening along Africa’s eastern seaboard?

The eastern seaboard of Africa from Kenya to Tanzania to Mozambique...

Interdisciplinary puzzles: some lessons from Zimbabwe

Just out in Human Ecology is a new open access paper – People, patches and parasites:...

Command agriculture and the politics of subsidies

Command agriculture – a major, private-sector-backed subsidy programme implemented by the Government of Zimbabwe – has...

Is Zimbabwe food secure this year?

A bumper harvest has meant that Zimbabwe is largely food secure this season. Despite the fall...

BZ Mavedzenge: the loss of a true public servant

Blasio Zivengwa Mavedzenge (better known simply as BZ) has tragically died following a car crash near...

Land and agriculture in Zimbabwe following land reform

In May, I was invited to give a talk on Zimbabwe’s land reform and its aftermath...

Land, livelihoods and small towns

In early June, I was invited by the Africa Research Institute in London to a panel...

A new land administration system for Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Land Commission, established as a result of the new national Constitution, has a major...

Getting agriculture moving: finance and credit

Getting the agricultural sector financed is a key challenge in Zimbabwe, and links concretely to land...

Beyond the freehold title obsession: generating land tenure security

Zimbabwe has a regime of multi-form tenure, with multiple tenure types associated with different areas of...

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