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Title:A Scenario of Changes in Subsistence Land Use and its Relevance to the Tribal Areas of Zimbabwe
Author:Whitlow, J.R.
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:communal lands
subsistence farming
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
External link:https://journals.co.za/doi/abs/10.10520/AJA03790622_531
Abstract:Since population-resource relationships and land use are major issues in many development projects it is perhaps timely to review the present status of agriculture within the tribal areas of Zimbabwe, especially as this has a bearing both on resettlement schemes and development prospects. The present article thus describes a scenario of a subsistence land use system placed under increasing population pressure. Elements of the scenario have been evaluated with respect to the status of cultivated land, woodland resources, livestock and grazing areas in the Tribal Trust Lands. The propects for development in the Tribal Trust Land as a whole are likely Co be limited by both human and livestock population pressures which already have resulted in extensive land degradation and serious depletion of resources. Fig., ret., tab.