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

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

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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...

Institutions, social relations and rural development in Zimbabwe

Social and political relations are central to land and agricultural production. Unlike in the resettlement areas, where...

Off-farm work and diversified livelihoods in Zimbabwe’s communal areas

  However, the patterns of labour migration have changed significantly over the past decades. Gone are the days...

Agriculture in Masvingo’s communal areas: limited prospects

We investigated agricultural production across our communal area sites throughout Masvingo province during the 2016 and...

Land and tenure in Zimbabwe’s communal areas: why land reform was needed

Access to land is central to the livelihoods of rural people, but in the communal areas...

Economic chaos is causing a food security and humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's food insecurity is not just about food production, but access too. It is affected by,...

Livelihoods assets: differentiated development in Zimbabwe

Last week’s blog introduced this blog series on communal area development in Zimbabwe, and the comparisons...

Are communal areas in Zimbabwe too poor for development?

Communal areas are where the majority of rural people live in Zimbabwe. With an estimated population...

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