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Title   Delivering Land and Securing Rural livelihoods: Post-Independence Land Reform and Resettlement in Zimbabwe
Author Roth, Michael and Francis Gonese (eds)
Edition PDF
Published Madison: University of Wisconsin, Land Tenure Center; Harare: University of Zimbabwe, Centre for Applied Social Sciences
Year 2003-06-01
Pages 484
Abstract At the time of independence in 1980, Zimbabwe inherited a dual economy characterized by skewed landownership and white minority control over the countryís land and water resources. For a decade following independence, the Government of Zimbabwe made significant headway in redistributing land to the black majority population, but these efforts had substantially stalled by the late 1980s. In September 1998, the Government of Zimbabwe, in seeking to reaccelerate land and agrarian reform, organized the Joint Donors Conference to plan for the development and implementation of the second phase of its Land Reform and Resettlement Program (LRRP II). Since then, the political and economic changes in Zimbabwe have been tumultuous. The joint initiative initially took steam, reached momentum, and soon after was displaced by Fast Track Resettlement beginning in 2000. Donor support for the LRRP II initially mushroomed then withered, and donor after donor withdrew support for the program. In October 1999, the US Agency for International Development provided the Land Tenure Center of the University of Wisconsin and the Centre for Applied Social Science at the University of Zimbabwe with three-year funding aimed at assisting Zimbabwe with the implementation of the LRRP II and the Land Policy Framework. The program, which include technical assistance, training, capacity building, and applied policy research, ended in May 2003. It concluded with the conference Delivering Land and Securing Rural livelihoods: Post-Independence Land Reform and Resettlement in Zimbabwe, held 26-28 March 2003 at the Mont Clair hotel, Nyanga. This volume is a collection of research outputs prepared by research teams for the conference, and then revised. The volume also includes a number of invited perspectives by development practitioners from within Government and civil society.
This large file can also be downloaded chapter by chapter at the
Land Tenure Center: www.wisc.edu/ltc/zimbabwe/zimbooktoc.html
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Country Zimbabwe
Themes
  • Development
  • Labour
  • Society
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