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dc.contributor.authorShonhe, Toendepi
dc.coverage.spatialSouth Africaen
dc.identifier.citationShonhe, Toendepi. (2018) ‘The Political Economy of Agricultural Commercialisation in Zimbabwe’ APRA Working Paper 12, Future Agricultures Consortiumen
dc.description.abstractDebates on Zimbabwe’s agricultural development have centred on different framings of agriculture viability and land redistribution, which are often antagonistic. Yet, emerging evidence of agricultural commercialisation pathways shows complex and differentiated deepening and stagnations across settlement models. Normative– political constructions of ‘good’, ‘modern’ and ‘progressive’, as advocated by large-scale farmers and some bureaucrats, are countered by proponents for redistribution, mainly the landless rural peasants, keen on social and economic justice as well as democratic land ownership. Across the divide, commercialisation of agriculture is seen as efficient and poverty-reducing. This paper explores how these contrasting debates have played out in Zimbabwe over time, and what interests are aligned with different positions. The paper locates the discussion in a critical examination of the politics of agrarian change and presents a political economy and policy process review of winners and losers in commercialisation.en
dc.publisherAPRA, Future Agricultures Consortiumen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAPRA Working Papers;12
dc.subjectDevelopment Policyen
dc.subjectRural Developmenten
dc.titleThe Political Economy of Agricultural Commercialisation in Zimbabween
dc.title.alternativeAPRA Working Paper 12en
dc.typeSeries paper (IDS)en
dc.rights.holderAPRA, Future Agricultures Consortiumen
dc.identifier.teamRural Futuresen
rioxxterms.funderDepartment for International Development, UK Governmenten

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