Over the last decade land reform has radically reconfigured the agrarian structure in Zimbabwe, with major impacts on production. This was made worse by recurrent droughts and the withdrawal of external finance and investment. Yet, with the stabilization of the economy from early 2009, and the adoption of the U.S. dollar as the currency, there has been substantial recovery. The agricultural sector is expected to grow by 19 percent this year, on the back of a strong 9 percent growth in the economy as a whole.
To read more about land reform policies, see: Giving Farm Workers a Voice, Zimbabwe’s Land and Labor Movement, and Innovation of the Week: Directed Funding to Alleviate Poverty.