Young people and agriculture: implications for post-land reform Zimbabwe

‘Youth’ have recently become the centre of development debates, particularly around African agriculture. A poorly defined category of young people – maybe adults, sometimes children –...

Control stamps obligatory for tobacco

Maputo (AIM) – In an attempt to stamp out contraband, the Mozambican Tax Authority (AT) has...

EXCLUSIVE: Mugabe gives more land to ex-freedom fighters ahead of 2018 vote

Harare – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is promising to give more land to the country's former...

Land audits: a tricky technical and political challenge

A major task of Zimbabwe’s new Land Commission will be to undertake periodic audits of land...

How women farmers are battling climate change in Zimbabwe

Chengetai Zonke lost much of her maize crop to drought last year. When it came to...

Underutilised land in Zimbabwe: not a new problem

There has been a long debate in Zimbabwe about whether the nation’s arable land is being...

Police recover stolen wheat

Vila Manica (Mozambique) (AIM) – The Mozambican police have recovered 20 tonnes of wheat stolen from...

From rare experiences with wild elephants in Hwange, zimbabwe, Sharon Pincott is now living with “rare diseases”

These days, there seems to be a ‘day’ for everything – and today (28 February) is...

Zimbabwe to donate 2,000 animals to Mozambique

Maputo (AIM) – The Zimbabwean government is to donate 2,000 animals to Moambique to restock the...

The future of medium-scale commercial farms in Africa: lessons from Zimbabwe

Important changes are afoot in the size structure of farms in Africa. The rise of ‘medium-scale’...

Zimbabwe hosts emergency meeting on armyworm infestation

The United Nations is holding emergency talks in Harare to address the crop-eating "armyworm" caterpillars currently...

“No condition is permanent”: small-scale commercial farming in Zimbabwe

In this week’s blog, I want to present two cross-generational case studies of Purchase Area (now...

Medium-scale farming for Africans: The ‘Native Purchase Areas’ in Zimbabwe

The Native Purchase Areas were established as a result of the 1930 Land Apportionment Act, following...

What is the future for medium-sized commercial farms in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe’s land reform created two ‘models’ for resettlement farms – one relatively small-scale, the A1 schemes,...

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