Preparing for the next pandemic: lessons from Zimbabwe

There is a lot of talk about pandemic preparedness, but what does it mean? Too often there are narrow, medicalised versions – focused for example on...

Why livestock keeping can be good for the environment

At the end of last year, together with colleagues at IDS, I spent quite a bit...

The politics of religion in Zimbabwe: land, agriculture and citizenship

Religion and politics have always had a close relationship. The early European missionaries provided a platform...

Zimbabweland’s top posts of 2022

As is traditional at this time of year, it’s time to review the top blogs of...

Navigating uncertainty, predicting the future: the importance of religion in Zimbabwe

In today’s uncertain world, having a sense of what the future holds is vital. This is why...

Religion, agriculture and market dynamics in Zimbabwe

The last blog offered a brief overview of different churches across our study sites....

Religion and agriculture: reflections from Zimbabwe

A recurrent theme in our research across Zimbabwe is the role of organised Christian religion in...

Why COP27 needs a more sophisticated debate about livestock and climate change

As the climate conference, COP27, kicks of in Sharm el Sheik in Egypt debates about agriculture...

What is environmental degradation and what should we do about it?

It’s currently the UN decade on ecosystem restoration....

Building ‘community resilience’ through the pandemic in rural Zimbabwe

‘Community resilience’ is one of those policy buzzwords that has emerged through the pandemic. ...

Learning in a pandemic: real-time research on COVID-19 in rural Zimbabwe

In March 2020, when COVID-19 first arrived in Zimbabwe, we decided to switch our research focus...

How does agricultural commercialisation affect livelihoods in Zimbabwe?

The question of how agricultural commercialisation affects livelihoods has been central to the recently completed APRA...

Tobacco and agrarian change in southern Africa

Tobacco has shaped politics, generating interest groups, forging alliances and resulting in different sources of rent...

The future of Zimbabwe’s agrarian sector: a new book

new book on land and agriculture Zimbabwe...

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