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Title   Zimbabwe: Power and Hunger, Violations of the Right to Food
Author Amnesty International
Edition PDF
Published London: AI
Year 2004-10-15
Pages 73
Serial AFR 46/026/2004
Abstract This report examines a number of government policies and how their implementation has resulted in the violation of basic rights, including "fast track land reform programme", Grain Marketing Board (GMB). As a result of the way in which the land reform programme has been implemented agriculture has been disrupted, fertile land has gone unplanted and thousands of agricultural jobs have been lost. All this at a time when poverty and food insecurity meant millions of people in Zimbabwe were dependent on food aid. The report also criticizes the governmentís response to the food crisis in Zimbabwe. The near-monopoly of the state-controlled Grain Marketing Board (GMB) on trade in and distribution of maize - the staple food for millions of people in Zimbabwe has been used by the government to control food supplies and to manipulate food for political purposes.

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Country Zimbabwe
Themes
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  • Human rights
  • International institutions
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