Zimbabwe’s land reform compensation deal agreed at last

It has been 20 years since land reform and the issue of compensation for those who lost land has rumbled on. The government has always said...

Who are the commercial farmers? A history of Mvurwi area, Zimbabwe

For some the answer to who are the commercial farmers in Zimbabwe is obvious. The image...

20 years after Zimbabwe’s land reform: what does the future hold?

This concluding blog is, therefore, a very preliminary reflection on the changes that we have observed...

Zimbabwe’s land reform areas twenty years on (6)

Reflections on processes of agrarian change across sites...

COVID-19 lockdown in Zimbabwe: ‘we are good at surviving, but things are really tough’

 On the 13th June I had a follow up conversation on how people are coping with the...

Zimbabwe’s land reform areas twenty years on (5)

What happened on the A2 medium-scale farms?...

Zimbabwe’s land reform areas twenty years on (4)

What happened in the villagised, ‘informal’ A1 areas?...

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

What happened in the villagised A1 schemes?...

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

What happened in the ‘self-contained’ A1 resettlement sites...

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...

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