Journal Article

A New Start: Challenging the Myths About Zimbabwean Agriculture and Land Reform

Published on 1 September 2008

The long-awaited political agreement in Zimbabwe’s is to be welcomed. After years of political impasse and economic instability, there is a potential for a new start. But an informed debate on the future is needed and a focus on land and the agricultural sector must be central to these discussions. The new government will be offered advice from all quarters – consultants from around the world will arrive by the plane load, and the donor community and foreign think-tanks of all persuasions will forward their preferred plans and programmes.


Ian Scoones

Professorial Fellow

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