Zimbabwe's Fast Track Land Reform

Prosper B. Matondi



A landmark work on a subject of considerable controversy.Providing new, in-depth empirical research, based on a broader geographical scope than any previous study carried out on the Zimbabwe's fast-track land reform, this book examines how processes such as land acquisition, allocation, transitional production outcomes, social life, gender, and tenure, have influenced and been influenced by the forces driving the program. It also explores the ways in which the land-reform program has created a new agrarian structure based on small- to medium-scale farmers.


This book not only constitutes a valuable addition to the growing literature on the programme, but also is a sound academic addition to the corpus of international land and agrarian reform literature. - Prof Rudo Gaidzanwa, University of Zimbabwe


Prosper B. Matondi is the executive director of the Ruzivo Trust, a not-for-profit organization based in Harare, Zimbabwe. He holds a PhD in rural development from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.