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Title:Large commercial farmers and land reform in Africa: the case of Zimbabwe
Author:Blanckenburg, Peter vonISNI
Year:1994
Pages:139
Language:English
Series:The Making of Modern Africa
City of publisher:Aldershot
Publisher:Avebury
ISBN:1859720293
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:land reform
large farms
Abstract:No socioeconomic microstudies on large commercial farmers in Zimbabwe have been carried out recently. This was the reason for taking up the present pilot study in 1990. Field work was carried out in 1991 and 1993. The main objectives were to gain information on the present structures of large-scale farms and changes since independence; recent farm investments and finance; employment of labour; the impact of the 1991-1993 drought on the farms; the sociopsychological situation of farmers in the face of imminent land reform, their position in the Zimbabwean society, and their plans for the future. The study is based on interviews with farmers in four selected farming areas: Wedza, southeast of Harare; Glendale, north of Harare; Masvingo East in South-East Zimbabwe; and Marula, in Matabeleland.
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