It’s the time of year that Zimbabweland takes a break for a few weeks. But it’s also a good time for readers to catch up on what they’ve missed. Here are the posts from this year that have received the most views (and now with all the right links – sorry for those who were browsing earlier in the week). The list starts with a topical one from January, but there are also quite a few from the blog series that have been run this year, based on our on-going research in Masvingo, Mvurwi and Matobo. These have included:
- A series on the future of medium-sized farms, based on our work in a former ‘purchase area’, and reflecting on the challenges of new A2 land reform farms.
- A series on young people after land reform, and the challenges of precarious livelihoods, as well as the opportunities presented by the new agrarian structure
- A series focused on land administration challenges confronting the Zimbabwe Land Commission, including land audits, compensation, dispute resolution and more.
Apart from these, there have been book reviews, summaries of some of our new papers and more.
So far there have been around 35,000 views of the blog this year, covering many posts across the years – and from all over the world. There are now nearly 300 posts to view, so there’s plenty to dig into. Just search! And if you are not one of the 570 people who receive a copy of the post each Monday morning into their inbox, do sign up, or follow me on Twitter @ianscoones, as new blogs are usually highlighted. Happy reading!
- View What will the inauguration of President Trump bring to Africa?
- View What is the future for medium-sized commercial farms in Zimbabwe?
- View Tobacco and contract farming in Zimbabwe
- View Zimbabwe’s diamond theft: power and patronage in Marange
- View “No condition is permanent”: small-scale commercial farming in Zimbabwe
- View Women and land: challenges of empowerment
- View How persistent myths distort policy debate on land in Zimbabwe
- View Young people and agriculture: implications for post-land reform Zimbabwe
- View Medium-scale farming for Africans: The ‘Native Purchase Areas’ in Zimbabwe
- View The future of medium-scale commercial farms in Africa: lessons from Zimbabwe
- View Beyond the crises: debating Zimbabwe’s future
- View How are the children of Zimbabwe’s land reform beneficiaries making a living?
- View Underutilised land in Zimbabwe: not a new problem
- View What prospects for the next generation of rural Zimbabweans?
- View Methods for agrarian political economy: reflecting on Sam Moyo’s contributions
- View Compensation following land reform: four big challenges
- View Africa must take the lead in addressing global health challenges
- View Diverse life courses: difficult choices for young people in rural Zimbabwe
- View Land audits: a tricky technical and political challenge
- View Land dispute resolution in Zimbabwe