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Zimbabwe's land reform : myths & realities / Ian Scoones ... [et al.]
Woodbridge ; Rochester, NY : James Currey/Boydell & Brewer ; Harare, Zimbabwe : Weaver Press ; Auckland Park, South Africa : Jacana Media, 2010
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 3rd Floor  HD1333.Z55 Z57 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Land reform -- Zimbabwe -- History -- 21st century
Physical Description xv, 288 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-278) and index
Contents Livelihoods & land reform in Zimbabwe -- Land reform in Masvingo Province -- New land, new people, new livelihoods -- Investing in the land -- The new farmers : agricultural & livestock production -- Labour : the new farm workers -- Real markets : the challenging political economy of agricultural commodities -- Livelihoods beyond the farm : off-farm income & migration -- Territory, authority & social dynamics -- Livelihood pathways & economic linkages : emerging impacts of land reform -- Lessons from Zimbabwe's land reform
Review "Ten years after the land invasions of 2000, this book provides the first full account of the consequences of these dramatic events. This land reform overturned a century-old pattern of land use, one dominated by a small group of large-scale commercial farmers, many of whom were white." "The authors challenge five myths by examining field data from Masvingo province:" "Myth 1 Zimbabwean land reform has been a total failure" "Myth 2 The beneficiaries of Zimbabwean land reform have been largely political 'cronies'" "Myth 3 There is no investment in the new resettlements" "Myth 4 Agriculture is in complete ruins creating chronic food insecurity" "Myth 5 The rural economy has collapsed" "By challenging these myths, and suggesting alternative policy narratives, this book presents the story as it has been observed on the ground: warts and all. What comes through very strongly is the complexity, the differences, almost farm by farm: there is no single, simple story of the Zimbabwe land reform as sometimes assumed by press reports, political commentators, or indeed much academic study."--BOOK JACKET
Series African issues
Alternate Author Scoones, Ian

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