Zimbabwe’s land reform areas twenty years on (3)

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Zimbabwe’s land reform areas twenty years on (2)

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Zimbabwe’s land reform areas twenty years on (1): A blog series

This post introduces a new blog series, based on new data that have just been analysed...

COVID-19 lockdown in Zimbabwe: a disaster for farmers

This blog is a summary of a recorded conversation on 23 April 2020. Thanks to the...

Living with coronavirus: lessons from pastoralists?

Moments of surprise can expose deep uncertainties and even ignorance. They also uncover issues of contested...

Surviving COVID-19 in a fragile state: why social resilience is essential

The article below appeared on African Arguments’ Debating Ideas blog last Friday. As of 29 March there were 7 cases,...

Zimbabwe’s economy goes from bad to worse

Zimbabwe’s economy continues to decline, with inflation spiralling and the new local currency losing value by...

Can joint ventures and sub-letting unleash Zimbabwe’s agricultural potential?

The under-performance of parts of Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector continues. This mostly applies to large estates and...

UK-Africa trade and investment: is it good for development?

Just ten days before Brexit is declared, the UK is hosting a major investment summit, attended by...

Zimbabweland”s festive top 20 for 2019

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Why is there food insecurity in Zimbabwe?

The food situation in Zimbabwe this year is bad. But what’s the cause?...

Uncertainty and the Zimbabwean economy

Over the last month, there have been a number of reviews of progress – or the...

What does pro-poor rural development mean for Zimbabwe?

During last year’s election campaign, Tendai Biti from the opposition MDC, characterised the rural areas as ‘reservoirs of...

Water, sanitation and energy supply in Masvingo’s communal areas

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