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Title:Rural development and poverty reduction in Southern Africa experiences from Zambia and Malawi
Editors:Chinig˛, Davide
Pallotti, ArrigoISNI
Periodical:Afriche e Orienti (ISSN 1592-6753)
City of publisher:San Marino
Publisher:AIEP Editore
Geographic terms:Southern Africa
Subjects:rural development
poverty reduction
agricultural policy
land acquisition
farming systems
cane sugar
Abstract:This special issue of Afriche e Orienti investigates the relationship between rural developent and poverty in Zambia and Malawi in a historical perspective, with a focus on the impact of rural development policies on post-colonial processes of state and nation building. The essays highlight the neoliberal economic policies implemented by the national governments since the 1980s and the disappointing results of poverty reduction strategies implemented during the last two decades. Deviating from the mainstream depoliticized view of poverty as stemming from a lack of connection of the poor to the markets, the contributions in this issue regard poverty as embedded in broader mechanisms of political, economic and social exclusion. Titles: Rural development policies and poverty reduction in Southern Africa: experiences from Zambia and Malawi. An introduction (Davide Chinig˛ and Arrigo Pallotti); Multiparty politics, poverty and the unsolved rural question in Zambia (Arrigo Pallotti); 'Plus ša change': rural development policy and the persistence of rural poverty in Zambia (Erin Hern); Space, history and agrarian transformation in Malawi (Davide Chinig˛); Chiefs in the trenches. Politics of tradition and citizenship in the Lake Chilwa Basin, Southern Malawi (Seamus Murphy); Examining the politics of land rush in Malawi's outgrower farming system: the case of Kasinthula Cane Growers Limited (Michael Chasukwa). [ASC Leiden abstract]