Land Reform in Zimbabwe: Constraints and Prospects by Colin StonemanThis title was first published in 2000. Drs Tanya Bowyer-Bower and Colin Stoneman compile the views of top researchers, members of Government, civil society, NGOs, funders, and Zimbabwes three farmers unions. The history of land reform in Zimbabwe is addressed and the current proposed reform policies, comparison between programmes elsewhere in Southern Africa, and implications including for rural and urban welfare, the economy, the environment, the law, and for women. The result is an invaluable overview of this crucial and contentious issue, including constructive suggestions for consensual ways forward.
Land reform in Zimbabwe : constraints and prospects
Bowyer-Bower, Colin Stoneman, eds. Land Reform in Zimbabwe: Constraints and Prospects. Aldershot: Ashgate, This book is a testament to the days when all progressive and relatively peaceful thinking people concerned with Zimbabwe had some hope that a well- planned land reform strategy could work. This was just after President Mugabe had been forced in late by his last-chance alliance with the so-called war veterans to target 1, large-scale commercial farms LSCFs for acquisition. The conference went on as if under the illusion that the phase of reform was the rational extension of previous quite successful strategies--as if things were about to take off from the mids when the process, so well tracked in Bill Kinsey's and Lionel Cliffe's contributions, had all but stopped. It proceeded to analyse the results of those attempts and their stalling after a few years of good progress, and to prescribe for the future.
Jump to navigation. This highly informative collection is the product of a London conference, updated to take note of the illegal and violent seizure of white-owned farms starting in early by the government of Robert Mugabe. The book provides a detailed overview of the historical, legal, political, and economic aspects of land redistribution in Zimbabwe since its independence in Compelling reasons support phasing out gross colonial inequalities, and there is a positive correlation between land redistribution, economic growth, and poverty alleviation. So why did Mugabe's ruling party allow the country's resettlement program to languish for more than a decade, only to rush it back to the front burner in the late s? The contributors pose a variety of answers to this question.
Zimbabwe: Land Re-Distribution Still Controversial
He is visiting research fellow at the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Leeds and has published extensively on the economies and trade of Southern African countries. He is coordinating editor of the Journal of Southern African Studies. Land Reform in Zimbabwe : Constraints and Prospects. Colin Stoneman , Tanya A. Land ownership, and rights of use of land, have been central issues for many countries throughout history, and for many are also issues of the day.