After the land reform: what next?

This was the title of a talk I gave at the SAPES Trust in Harare on 13 November, as part of the SAPES Policy Dialogue series organised by Ibbo Mandaza.

It was a well attended event, and it generated some interesting debate. The session was chaired by Mandivamba Rukuni and the discussant was Charles Mangongera, Director of Policy and Research of the Movement for Democratic Change. The dialogue was attended by the Minister of Lands, Herbert Murerwa, as well as the President of the Commerical Farmers Union, Charles Taffs. In addition, there were many researchers, activists, donors, diplomats and others present.

I mentioned this event in a recent blog responding to Dale Dore, and a number of people have asked if it was recorded. It fortunately was, and the audio recording can be listened to here. This starts with my 45 minute presentation (after a few seconds of noise!). The discussant’s comments follow and then there is an open discussion, which concludes with some comments from the minister.

My powerpoint slides can be viewed also (zimbabwe land reform Harare SAPES Trust Nov 12), and if you listen to the audio, you can probably guess when the next slide is due.

The presentation aims to lay out a vision for ‘what next?’ after land reform, and provides the outline of an agenda for investment and support by government and donors alike.

Let me know what you think.

This post was written by Ian Scoones and originally appeared on Zimbabweland

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