This volume reflects on the recent political developments in Zimbabwe and their current and future impact on the agrarian sector.
Utilising new empirical data gathered across Zimbabwe, the contributors shed light on the liberalisation of agricultural policy after Mugabe. Chapters examine how the adoption of neo-liberal orthodoxy in agrarian policy making will affect the new agrarian structure, looking at issues such as productivity, the impact on vulnerable groups, changing land tenure arrangements, joint ventures and land grabbing.
Providing a new way of conceptualising Zimbabwe’s agrarian futures, this book will be of interest to researchers, NGOs and policymakers interested in the politics of land and agriculture in Zimbabwe and southern Africa.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Zimbabwe’s changing agrarian sector in perspective Grasian Mkodzongi Chapter 2: The politics of medium-scale farming in Zimbabwe Ian Scoones and Felix Murimbarimba Chapter 3: Changing agrarian discourses and practices in Zimbabwe: Reflections on food sovereignty prospects Emmanuel Ndhlovu Chapter 4: Land reform, land barons and ‘land lords’: Urban land deals and housing development in the context of land redistribution in Zimbabwe, c.2000–2020 Wesley Mwatwara and Joseph Mujere Chapter 5: Locating women’s land rights within Zimbabwe’s changing agrarian sector post–November 2017 Dispensation Manase Kudzai Chiweshe and Sandra Bhatasara Chapter 6: Zimbabwe’s new dispensation: change or continuity in smallholder tobacco farming? Sibanengi Ncube Chapter 7: Between a rock and a hard place: The changing fortunes of the small holder tobacco farmer in Zimbabwe Tariro Kamuti Chapter 8: Escaping enclavity? Coffee production revival strategy in post fast track land reform Zimbabwe; 2010-2021 Takesure Taringana Chapter 9: Critical insights on joint venture partnerships in post-land reform Zimbabwe: Progress or retrogression? Clemence Chipenda Chapter 10: Agrarian futures matter: A1 farmers’ investment in land and agriculture post Zimbabwe’s land reform Tom Tom Chapter 11: Displacements and land conflicts: Implications for land tenure security and gendered livelihoods in Zimbabwe post-2017 Kezia Batisai and Fadzai Chipato Chapter 12: Revisiting Zimbabwe’s land rights, human rightsand social jusice: The post-Mugabe era Rejoice Mazvirevesa Chipuriro and Grasian Mkodzongi Chapter 13: The new dispensation and Zimbabwe’s agrarian futures: Conclusions Grasian Mkodzongi
Grasian Mkodzongi is Executive Director of Tropical Africa – Land and Natural Resources Research Institute in Zimbabwe.