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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

Press and Politics in Zimbabwe

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Stanford D. Musaka Abstract This paper provides a historical background to the development of the press in Zimbabwe and identifies the political, social and economic interventions that have shaped the editorial… Read More

Crisis in the State and the Family: Violence Against Women in Zimbabwe

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Mary Johnson Osirim Abstract Since the early 1990’s, Zimbabwe has been enmeshed in a major economic crisis that has seriously eroded the status of women in that country.  For… Read More

War Veterans: Continuities Between the Past and the Present

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Norma Kriger Abstract This article makes the case for strong parallels in the collaborative relationship between veterans and the party in the first seven years of independence and in… Read More

Opposition Politics in Independent Zimbabwe

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Liisa Laakso Abstract Zimbabwe has implemented a multi-party system on a universal franchise for more than two decades. This era has witnessed consolidation of power into the hands of… Read More

The Experience of Resettled Farmers in Zimbabwe

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Sophia Chiremba and William Masters Abstract This study assesses the relative productivity of smallholder farmers in zimbabwe’s land reform and resettlement programme.  We use a panel of survey data… Read More

Narratives on Land: State-Peasant Relations Over Fast Track Land Reform in Zimbabwe

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Bevlyne Sithole, Bruce Campbell, Dale Doré and Witness Kozanayi Abstract In the last few years, slogans have become more elaborate and fervent with regards to promises of delivering land to… Read More

Industry and the Urban Sector in Zimbabwe’s Political Economy

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Pdraig Carmody and Scott Taylor Abstract The land question and Zimbabwe’s current crisis of governance appear to be intimately related. However, an extensive survey of the population in the… Read More