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State Power, Land-use Planning, and Local Responses in Northwestern Zimbabwe, 1980s-1990s

Published: Sep 4th, 2014

by Pius S. Nyambara Abstract The paper seeks to understand the rationale behind the introduction of the villagization program in post-independence rural Zimbabwe between the 1980s and the 1990s with a… Read More

Allocation of Governmental Authority and Responsibility in Tiered Governance Regimes: The Case of the Chivi Rural District Council Landuse Planning and Conservation By-Laws

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Alois Mandondo Abstract The proper alignment of authority and responsibility within and between various levels of social organization is a fundamental governance problem. This study uses a review approach… Read More

Evolving Institutional Framework for Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Mozambique: A Case Study from the Choa Highlands

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Pekka Virtanen Abstract An increased role of local communities in natural resource management has recently been widely advocated as a solution to the problem of environmental degradation in the… Read More

Participatory Natural Resource Management in the Communal Lands of Zimbabwe: What Role for Customary Law?

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Jennifer Mohamed-Katerere Abstract A widely held assumption about environmental management is that its success is dependent upon its relationship to the political process. This is expressed in the emerging… Read More

The Organizational Structures for Community-Based Natural Resources Management in Southern Africa

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Bruce Campbell and Sheona Shackleton Abstract Throughout Southern Africa there has been a move to decentralize natural resource management (NRM). Decentralization has taken many forms, resulting in different organizational… Read More

Can We Be Engineers of Property Rights to Natural Resources? Some Evidence of Difficulties from the Rural Areas of Zimbabwe

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by M. K. Luckert Abstract The desire for research to be policy relevant has caused many social science studies to have “engineering” dimensions. With respect to the engineering of property… Read More

Participation and Stakeholder Dynamics in the Water Reform Process in Zimbabwe: The Case of the Mazoe Pilot Catchment Board

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Bevlyne Sithole Abstract One aspect of water reform in Zimbabwe is increased stakeholder participation in water management through catchment boards. This paper uses discourse analysis to explore relationships among… Read More

Transforming Traditional Institutions for Sustainable Natural Resource Management: History, Narratives and Evidence from Zimbabwe’s Communal Areas

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Dale Dore Abstract A major question that has emerged from the research and discourse on community-based natural resource management in southern Africa is whether traditional rules comply with generally… Read More

Gender-Sensitive LP Models in Soil Fertility Research for Smallholder Farmers: Reaching De Jure Female Headed Households in Zimbabwe

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Maxwell Mudhara, Peter. E. Hildebrand, and Christina. H. Gladwin Introduction Zimbabwe faces a challenge in meeting food requirements of its 12 million people. The population is growing at three percent… Read More

Globalizing Land and Food in Zimbabwe: Implications for Southern Africa

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Carol Thompson Abstract For political and economic crises as severe as Zimbabwe, domestic causes are central, but the conflict in Zimbabwe is not simply internal; it is regional and… Read More