Originally published in 1975 this book analyses the factors making for success and failure in agricultural development among black Zimbabweans during the 20th century. A detailed analysis is given of 2 tribal trust lands, including government policies and administrative control of these areas, voluntary and forced adjustment to land shortage and the economic resources and productivity of peasant cultivators. Settlements under individual land tenure are examined, as are government policies to these, the internal transofrmation of these communities and their economic resources and productivity. There is also a section on irrigation schemes and the reaction of people to irrigation farming. This is an indispensable book in understanding the present-day situation of agriculture in Zimbabwe.
Table of Contents
1. Evolution and Revolution in African Agriculture Part 1: Peasant Communities in the Tribal Areas Karangaland 2. Government Policy and Administrative Control in Tribal Areas 3. Forced and Voluntary Adjustment to Land Shortage in Tribal Areas 4. Economic Resources of Peasant Cultivators in Tribal Trust Lands 5. Productivity of Tribal Trust Lands 6. Profiles of Peasant Cultivators Part 2: Individual and Land Tenure 7. Government Policy and Peasant Rsponse to Individual Land Tenure 8. The Internal Transformation of Peasant communities 9. Economic Resources of Peasant Farmers in Purchase Areas 10. Agricultural Productivity of Purchase Areas 11. Profiles of Peasant Farmers Part 3: Irrigation Schemes 12. Government Policy and Administrative Control 13. Plotholders on Irrigation Schemes 14. Economic Resources of Plotholders on Irrigation Schemes 15. Agricultural Productivity of Irrigation Schemes 16. Profiles of Plotholders on Irrigation Schemes.