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COVID-19 and the disappearing tobacco in Zimbabwe: Makoronyera and the new value chains
April 20, 2021

In this blog summarising APRA Working Paper 55, Toendepi Shonhe discusses the growing prevalence of informal tobacco aggregators, their impact on farmers’ wealth accumulation potential and the changes in this value chain since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Shonhe also assesses how Zimbabwe’s government can address the challenges in the chain.

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APRA-Afrint Public Seminar, IDS
October 16, 2018

On 3 October, the Institute of Development Studies hosted a joint event between the APRA and Afrint projects, bringing together researchers from both fields for a public seminar and launch of the Afrint project’s latest publication. The event kicked off with lead researchers for the Afrint project – Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, Fred Dzanku and Aida… Read more »

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES

For more detailed information about our research in Zimbabwe, download our country brochure. APRA is working in Zimbabwe to conduct quantitative and qualitative research to:

  • Analyse the effects of different forms of agricultural commercialisation on poverty, food and nutrition security, and women’s empowerment;
  • Explore how different pathways of agricultural commercialisation have evolved over time to assess the dynamics of agrarian change, and how these have influenced the livelihood opportunities and outcomes for rural men and women;
  • Analyse how agricultural mechanisation is being promoted in Zimbabwe, and what the effects of this have been on the development of commercialisation pathways and processes of agrarian change;
  • Explore the different pathways young people use to establish themselves in farming or associated economic activities in areas where agriculture is already highly commercialised.

Contact Person: Cyriaque Hakizimana | chakizimana@plaas.org.za

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