COVID-19 and economic transformation in rural Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 situation looks uncertain, with localised outbreaks and a rise in infections south of the Limpopo in South Africa....

How land reform transformed small towns in Zimbabwe

Our recent paper – small towns and land reform in Zimbabwe – out in the European Journal of Development...

Small towns and agricultural development in Africa

The most recent Africa Agriculture Status Report from AGRA, ‘Feeding Africa’s Cities: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policies...

Rural livelihoods in the pandemic: notes from Zimbabwe

Half a million people have now been vaccinated in Zimbabwe, but this is still only 3.5%...

Conservation agriculture: latest experiences from Zimbabwe

In the last blog, I introduced the Pfumvudza programme in Zimbabwe, a version of conservation agriculture that has...

Can the Pfumvudza conservation agriculture programme deliver food security in Zimbabwe?

It looks like it’s going to be a good harvest this year in Zimbabwe....

FAO recognises farmer-led irrigation as a major contributor to agricultural development

Buried deep in a long report on water and agriculture by FAO – the flagship state...

Frontier politics in Zimbabwe: the Chilonga case

Having lost access to sacred sites in Gonarezhou national park and the sugar estates they do...

Vaccine politics in Zimbabwe

If you didn’t know already, vaccines are political....

Medium-scale commercial farming in Zimbabwe: how has it fared since land reform?

There are those who are beneficiaries of patronage for sure, including via Command Agriculture...

The rich people’s virus? Latest reflections from Zimbabwe

A disease of the urban rich and powerful?...

Can South Africa help find a way out of Zimbabwe’s on-going crises?

I don’t know how many times this blog has commented on the worsening economic and political...

‘The land is the economy, the economy is the land’, but does this include young people?

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Lockdown politics: reflections from Zimbabwe

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