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’ farms is often pointed to. From studies in Kenya, Ghana,...

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,...

Zimbabwe schools lead in tree planting

HURUNGWE-Hurungwe district, in Mashonaland West province, like many tobacco farming areas in Zimbabwe, has been losing...

Kariba REDD+ project support conservation farming

MASHONALAND WEST, Zimbabwe-A narrow bumpy and dirty road snakes through maize and tobacco fields in a...

Mozambique: Bold move or a wet dream?

It was once a key shipping lane, and a spy base in World War ll, but...

A New Year message from Ben Freeth

Dear all,...

Water relief for 8,000 thirsty elephants neglected by Zimbabwe

As a drought-inducing El Niño settled over southern Africa in 2016, the animals of Hwange national...

How persistent myths distort policy debate on land in Zimbabwe

In 2010 we published the book, Zimbabwe’s Land Reform: Myths and Realities. In the book, we...

Why white Zimbabwean farmer, Ben Freeth, returned to his farm eight years after it was destroyed by pro-Mugabe forces

Stripped of their land and forced to watch their house torched, Kent-born Ben Freeth and...

More than a buzzword? Resilience to climate change in Zimbabwe

Climate change-induced disasters will keep on coming, as sure as the sun rises. But rather than...

Zimbabwe ships live elephants to wildlife parks in China

More than 30 wild elephants were being readied on Friday evening for an airlift from Zimbabwe...

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