Land reform in Zimbabwe – good for poor black farmers? | Land Portal

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January 2003
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Zimbabwe’s fast-track land reform has had a bad press. Reports of violence and intimidation have obscured the reality that formal procedures used to settle black farmers in model villages bear a striking resemblance to earlier colonial procedures. Whilst colonial myths about African farmers as subsistence oriented and inefficient live on, evidence from south-eastern Zimbabwe suggests that the reforms have benefited some poor black farmers

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Joseph Chaumba
Ian Scoones
William Wolmer


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