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dc.contributor.authorMutonodzo?Davies, Charityen
dc.contributor.authorMagunda, Douglasen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T13:45:47Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T13:45:47Z
dc.date.issued1/7/2011en
dc.identifier.citationMutonodzo?Davies, C. and Magunda, D. (2011) The Politics of Seed Relief in Zimbabwe. IDS Bulletin 42(4): 90-101en
dc.identifier.issn1759-5436en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/7620
dc.description.abstractA decade of economic and political turmoil in Zimbabwe, as well as a period of radical land reform which reconfigured the country's agricultural sector, dramatically affected its seed system, reducing the supply of quality seeds and undermining regulatory control. The collapse of the seed system was exacerbated by seed relief programmes implemented by the government and aid agencies, which bypassed the normal market chain. In 2010, aid agencies experimented with ‘market?friendly’ input programmes which also created distortions and were vulnerable to political interference. In resource?constrained settings, subsidy programmes, no matter what design, became objects of political contestation. This article aims to understand how Zimbabwe can rebuild a seed system appropriate to the post?land reform context by asking questions about the underlying political economy of this process, examining the implementation of the input delivery approaches.en
dc.format.extent12en
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin Vol. 42 Nos. 4en
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen
dc.titleThe Politics of Seed Relief in Zimbabween
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holder© 2011 The Authors. IDS Bulletin © 2011 Institute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1759-5436.2011.00239.xen


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