Debating Zimbabwe's Land Reform

Ian Scoones


  • Unknown publisher
  • Unknown city
  • 2010
  • English
  • Paperback
  • 234 pages


Zimbabwe’s land reform has been intensely controversial. Yet debate has been plagued by bias and misinformation. This book aims to offer a more considered discussion, rooted in field-based, empirical research carried out over 13 years since the 2000 land reform. The book is organised in eight thematic sections, each introduced with a short overview essay. As Zimbabwe looks to the future, the challenges of agriculture and rural development are pressing. The reflections in this book provide pointers to the way forward.


This is a book of a blog. All 60 of the book's chapters have appeared on the Zimbabweland blog and remain free to view on the archives.


Ian Scoones is co-director of the ESRC STEPS Centre at University of Sussex and joint convenor of the Institute Development Studies hosted Future Agricultures Consortium.