Innovation in the pandemic: an update from Zimbabwe

I  had the latest long discussion on responses to COVID-19 in our rural study areas across the country on 5 September....

Still debating land tenure reform in Zimbabwe

As part of the on-going discussions about Zimbabwe’s new land policy, land tenure is a central concern....

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?...

Sugar scandals in Zimbabwe’s lowveld

While visiting our research sites in Mkwasine and Hippo Valley in Zimbabwe’s lowveld recently, there was only one...

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...

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

When we started our research on the new resettlement areas in the early 2000s, one of...

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