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Zimbabwe’s fast track land reform programme (FTLRP): a transformative social policy approach to Mupfurudzi Resettlement (Shamva District, Zimbabwe)

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dc.creator Tom Tom1 --- Phillipa Mutswanga 2 2016-01-29T10:02:29Z 2016-01-29T10:02:29Z 2015 2018-06-24T01:26:31Z 2018-06-24T01:26:31Z
dc.identifier IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), 20 (8), p. 51-61
dc.identifier 2279-0837
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dc.description The paper analyses Zimbabwe’s Fast Track Land Reform Programme (FTLRP) as a social policy instrument. Mupfurudzi Farm in Shamva district was used as a case study. Five tasks of the Transformative Social Policy Framework (TSPF) were analysed in a single study. These are production, protection, social reproduction, redistribution and social cohesion/nation building. Analysing and improving the transformative role of the land and agrarian reforms in Zimbabwe is the aim of the study. The study shows that prime land is a key social, economic and political resource whose ownership and use improves the wellbeing of the beneficiaries. However, the study also points to various hurdles to greater transformation. These could be managed through stakeholder networking and collaboration on capacity building and farm management skills, input schemes and loans, infrastructural development, security of tenure and state-facilitated markets.
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dc.title Zimbabwe’s fast track land reform programme (FTLRP): a transformative social policy approach to Mupfurudzi Resettlement (Shamva District, Zimbabwe)
dc.type Journal Contribution
dc.type Article
dc.type Refereed
dc.coverage Shamva
dc.coverage Zimbabwe

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