Land in Zimbabwe: Voices from the Field

Check out this video series on land reform in Zimbabwe by Institute of Development Studies’ (IDS) Ian Scoones and his research team.

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.

Click here to read more about the team’s research and here to view the video series.

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.

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