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Settling the land compensation issue is vital for Zimbabwe’s economy
January 12, 2018 / Our blog
In his inaugural address the new President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, confirmed that land reform was both historically necessary and irreversible. He also made a commitment to compensate farmers who were forced off their land during the fast track land
Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) Official Launch
December 20, 2017 / APRA News
The Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) programme officially launched at the second Conference on Land Policy in Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Wednesday 15th November 2017. APRA is a five-year research programme aiming to analyse pathways to agricultural
What is Agricultural Commercialisation, Why is it Important, and how do we Measure it?
December 19, 2017 / Working Papers
Download: What is Agricultural Commercialisation, Why is it Important, and how do we Measure it? by Colin Poulton APRA W.P number 6
APRA Policy Processes and Political Economy: Tanzania Country Review
December 19, 2017 / Working Papers
Download: APRA Policy Processes and Political Economy: Tanzania Country Review by Colin Poulton, APRA W.P. number 5
Gender and Rural Livelihoods: Agricultural Commercialisation and Farm Non-Farm Diversification
December 19, 2017 / Working Papers
Download:  Gender and Rural Livelihoods: Agricultural Commercialisation and Farm Non-Farm Diversification by Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt APRA W.P number 4
Pro-Poor Agricultural Growth – Village Dynamics and Commercialisation Pathways
December 19, 2017 / Working Papers
Download: Pro-Poor Agricultural Growth – Village Dynamics and Commercialisation Pathways by Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt APRA W.P number 3 web
“The path to prosperity starts with land reform”, says the Economist
November 27, 2017 / Our blog
It’s not often that the Economist magazine sings the praises of radical land reform. But on October 12th, the Banyan column on Asia proclaimed: “the path to prosperity starts with land reform”. The article caught my attention, and I read on.
Youth, smart phones and tractors in Africa – a new agrarian class?
November 15, 2017 / Our blog
Written by, Lidia Cabral and Jim Sumberg   Farming mechanisation is back on the policy and research agenda. Although some old debates – on roles of the state and on appropriate type and scale of technology – remain relevant, there are
Why governance constraints are holding back young people in rural Zimbabwe
November 13, 2017 / Our blog
In the last blog I looked at what young people aged 16-18, studying at three schools in land reform areas in Zimbabwe, imagined they would be doing in 20 years. This blog focuses on their perceptions of constraints to getting there. Many
South-South Knowledge Sharing on Agricultural Mechanization
November 2, 2017 / APRA News
Lidia Cabral, Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies recently presented on Brazil and South-South Cooperation at the conference on “South-South Knowledge Sharing on Agricultural Mechanization” in Ethiopia. The conference was jointly organised by IFPRI, CIMMYT and the Ethiopian Agricultural Mechanization Forum, and took