Land reform holds the key to youth job creation

Unemployment poses a significant challenge in South Africa, particularly impacting young people and women. However, careful and methodical execution of the land reform programme has the potential to address vital community challenges such as skills development, access...

How land reform transformed small towns in Zimbabwe

Our recent paper – small towns and land reform in Zimbabwe – out in the European Journal of Development Research (open access) – explores some of the themes discussed last time for the Zimbabwe setting. Over a number of years, we have been monitoring changes in three...

How land reform transformed small towns in Zimbabwe

This post was written by Ian Scoones and first appeared on Zimbabweland Our recent paper – small towns and land reform in Zimbabwe – out in the European Journal of Development Research (open access) – explores some of the themes...

Small towns and agricultural development in Africa

The most recent Africa Agriculture Status Report from AGRA, ‘Feeding Africa’s Cities: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policies for Linking African Farmers with Growing Urban Food Markets’ and led by MSU’s Steve Haggblade, makes the important link between the future of...