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dc.contributor.authorCabral, Lídia
dc.identifier.citationCabral, L. (2021) 'Of Zinc Roofs and Mango Trees: Tractors, the State and Agrarian Dualism in Mozambique', The Journal of Peasant Studies, doi: 10.1080/03066150.2020.1860026en
dc.description.abstractThis paper reviews the latest mechanisation programme by the Mozambican government, asking how it is politically driven and how it shapes and is shaped by agrarian structures. Old ideas about agrarian dualism are reproduced today, albeit with a new language of public-private partnerships that are seen as potentially driving the modernisation of the peasantry. State-sponsored and privately-run service centres, featuring zinc roofed warehouses, are the government’s preferred route to modernisation, yet failing to reach the average farmer and understanding the motives and predicaments of private managers. Emerging small to medium farmers, who keep tractors under shady mango trees in their backyards, are also offering mechanisation services to their peers, which are instrumental to stepping up their production and commercial activities. The state’s push for mechanisation feeds uneven patterns of accumulation and social differentiation.en
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Journal of Peasant Studies;
dc.titleOf Zinc Roofs and Mango Trees: Tractors, the State and Agrarian Dualism in Mozambiqueen
dc.rights.holder© 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Groupen
dc.identifier.teamRural Futuresen
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