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Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It borders on South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia. It has a population of 14.8 million. There are five natural regions. Almost 64% of the country falls into natural regions IV and V characterised by low rainfall, vulnerability to extreme weather events and limited livelihood opportunities.
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More than 260,000 on waiting list for land

26 August 2022

Agriculture Minister Anxious Masuka has said at least 260,000 people are on the waiting list to be allocated farms.Masuka was speaking during a field day in Kwekwe, before putting unproductive farmers on notice.The senior government official confirmed that at least 304 whites are occupying farms in…

Traditional farming methods shouldn’t be disregarded

6 June 2022

New agricultural methods to build climate change resilience for small-scale farmers will fall flat unless they are deeply respectful of indigenous knowledge systems, research has found. Farmer and Tshwane University of Technology lecturer Brian Mandipaza researched the practice of conservation…

Zimbabwe: Chilonga villagers protest land grab threat

3 May 2022

HUNDREDS of villagers in the Chilonga area of Chiredzi district held a demonstration at Chief Chilonga’s homestead on Sunday, protesting the government’s continue manoeuvres to proceed with the setting up of a lucerne grass-farming project by a private company, Dendairy. The villagers, who came in…



The 21st century in Zimbabwe’s land struggles were deeply rooted in colonial laws legitimating dispossession and controlling land allocation

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State Politics & the Customary Power of Chiefs in Zimbabwe

6 August 2021

By Phillan Zamchiya, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) * This article was originally published as part of the online discussion on customary law in Southern Africa Chieftaincy in Africa is shaped by developmental visions of the State, the political interests of the ruling…

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Join us for a Webinar: Sextortion and Land Governance - What is it and how can it be tackled?

The Land Portal Foundation, Mokoro Ltd and Transparency International co-hosted an interactive webinar on sextortion in land governance and its implications on June 25th, 2018. The webinar featured an interactive discussion among expert panelists. Sextortion is defined as the abuse of power to…