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dc.contributor.authorChinembiri, F.M.
dc.identifier.citationChinembiri, F.M. (1989) Livestock extention programmes and packages in the communal lands of Zimbabwe. In: Cousins, B. (ed.) People, land and livestock: proceedings of a workshop on the socio-economic dimensions of livestock production in the communal lands of Zimbabwe, held at Great Zimbabwe, Masvingo, 12th to 14th September, 1988, pp. 139-155. Harare: CASS.en
dc.descriptionA conference paper on livestock production in the rural areas of Zimbabwe in the period before the land reform programmes.en
dc.description.abstractn Zimbabwe in excess of 54 percent of the national herd is in the communal areas. This herd plays a crucial role in the communal area social economy - mainly in increasing food production, either directly or indirectly. Furthermore, this herd has a multi-function character. Thus the introduction of suitable production systems for the sub-sector is of prime importance to national development. In Zimbabwe, as in many African countries, "Livestock development planning has frequently been a case of planning without facts" (Grandin 1987). As a result the guiding principles of the livestock development strategy for communal areas have exhibited a high degree of freedom, emphasizing a learning approach as opposed to a blueprint approach.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis publication has been made possible as a result of generous financial support from the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Ottawa.en
dc.publisherCentre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS) ; University of Zimbabwe (UZ)en
dc.subjectRural Developmenten
dc.titleLivestock extention programmes and packages in the communal lands of Zimbabween
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dc.typeConference paperen
dc.rights.holderUiversity of Zimbabwe's Centre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS)en

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