An Analysis of Women"s Land Rights Under the Land Reform Programme in Zimbabwe

by Mildred T. Mushunje

Publisher: Human Rights Trust of Southern Africa (SAHRIT

Written in English
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The Zimbabwean land framework is in need of additional reform to effectively support secure land rights for all. Clear land rights have the potential to boost agricultural production and support Zimbabwe’s economy. Donors have recently begun reengaging with Zimbabwe, over a decade after the initiation of the FTLRP led to significant withdrawal. This study mainly focused on women experiences and the challenges they face in accessing land under the FTLRP. The study used purposive sampling to select informants. This type of sampling permitted the selection of interviewees whose qualities or experiences permit a deeper understanding of rural women and the land question in : Bigboy Toro. Rights to land are diverse and, in practice, multiple rights to an object can be held by several persons or groups. This has given rise to the concept of the “bundle of rights”. Different rights to the same parcel of land, such as rights to sell the land, rights to use the land through a lease, File Size: KB. Land Reform and Resettlement Programme. Zimbabwe. The incomes infrastructure inputs institutions Irrigation Model land acquisition Land Policy land redistribution programme land reform programme Land Tenure landless Layout livestock LRRP LSCF maize marketing million hectares mobilising Model A2 Land Reform and Resettlement Programme.

the Fast Track Land Reform Programme (FTLRP) and house household food security in Zimbabwe. A total of one hundred and forty four respondents were used for the study. Questionnaires were used; Descriptive and Inferential Statistics were also used in analyzing the Size: KB. particular focus on the most recent phase of Zimbabwe’s land reform programme, the Fast Track Land Reform Programme (FTLRP). The FTLRP was launched in with the primary objective of accelerating both land acquisition and redistribution. We use data on programme beneficiaries and a control group of communal farmers who. Women’s rights to land are legally equal to those of men under Art. 27(1),[16] which provides that, “every person is equal before the law and has the right to equal protection and equal benefit of the law,”File Size: KB.   Zimbabwe's often violent land reform programme has not been the complete economic disaster widely portrayed, a new study has found. Most of the country's 4, white farmers - then the backbone of the country's agricultural economy - were forced from their land, which was handed over to about a million black Zimbabweans.

Between , when Zimbabwe attained political independence, and the government has implemented two phases of land redistribution programmes, designed to transfer land from large-scale commercial white farmers to black farmers. However, the state has Cited by: 6. The second phase of land reform in South Africa 82 The comprehensive agricultural support programme (CASP) 84 LAND TENURE REFORM. 86 THE ROLE OF THE WORLD BANK IN SHAPING LAND REFORM POLICY IN SOUTH AFRICA 87 PROVISION OF LAND AND ASSISTANCE ACT 90 THE LAND REFORM (LABOUR TENANTS ACT) () careless transformation of rural Zimbabwe. Land reform is a means not an end. It is a means to address issues of inequality, historical injustices, inefficiencies in production and distribution, poverty in communal areas, et al. In sum, land reform provides the means to achieve complex goals to make. Keywords: Conflicts, Zimbabwean Land Reform Programme, Land question, female farm workers, Fast Track Land Reform 1. Introduction Conflicts are a fact of life and part of our everyday existence. Often they lead to improved conditions. Conflicts arise from imbalances in communities, group organization or nations, for example, uneven distribution ofFile Size: 1MB.

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The Land Reform programme in Zimbabwe has been a major area of international discussion for almost five years now; mainly due to the hitherto unprecedented approach taken by the government of Zimbabwe to address this very emotive issue.

Women and Land in Zimbabwe, a Non-Governmental Organisation whose objectives include the promotion of women’s rights to land, has commission this study. The study seeks to provide a gender analysis of the current agrarian laws in Zimbabwe.

A list of the specific laws to be analyzed is attached to this report as “Appendix A”. Land Reform Programme in Zimbabwe: Disparity Between Policy Design and Implementation Medicine Masiiwa Institute of Development Studies University of Zimbabwe May Note: An adapted version of this paper appears in the edited collection Post Independence Land Reform in Zimbabwe, published in May by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Size: KB.

women’s land rights in Zimbabwe. Clearly if land is a source of economic viability, women should also be able to claim it without having to literally "ride on someone’s back" to enjoy the commodity and the products therefrom. Distribution of Land in Zimbabwe Zimbabwe has million hectares of land, of which 6 million hectares are for.

Land reform in Zimbabwe officially began in with the signing of the Lancaster House Agreement, as an effort to more equitably distribute land between black subsistence farmers and white Zimbabweans of European ancestry, who had traditionally enjoyed superior political and economic programme's stated targets were intended to alter the ethnic balance of land ownership.

The Land Reform and Property Rights in Zimbabwe of is a sequel report to theAdding Insult to Injury, a preliminary report on human rights violations on commercial farms Whereas the previous report was a quantitative enquiry, this report is qualitative research oriented based on a review of secondary Size: KB.

Gender issues in land allocation and reform An Analysis of Womens Land Rights Under the Land Reform Programme in Zimbabwe book primary goal of the land reform in Zimbabwe has always been to create racial parity in access to land for settlement and targets of the first phase of the land reform and resettlement program were landless families, the unemployed and poor families with dependants between the ages of File Size: KB.

Human Rights Watch 2 MarchVol. 14, No. 1 (A) I. SUMMARY The “fast track” land resettlement program implemented by the government of Zimbabwe over the lastFile Size: KB. 10% were women, were allocated land under the Fast Track Land Reform Programme.

There is anecdotal evidence of in Goromonzi District that 30% of married couples successfully fighting together for the land, but the woman losing her access to the plot following divorce from her husband.

Zimbabwe embarked on the Fast Track Land Reform Programme (FTLRP) in the yearunder a tense and often violent political climate as well as worsening socio-economic crisis and waning support for the ruling party which was facing enormous challenge from an emerging and vibrant opposition and civil society (Hanmer and Raftopolous, ).

First and foremost, the reader should know that this is an academic study's published results. It covers a real examination of land reform in Zimbabwe - specifically as Masvingo province, which experienced the greatest land reform in the country - conducted by Ian Scoones of the University of by:   The "fast track" land resettlement program implemented by the government of Zimbabwe over the last two years has led to serious human rights.

The book concludes: ‘In the biggest land reform in Africa, 6, white farmers have been replaced byZimbabwean farmers. Zimbabwe’s land reform has not been neat, and huge problems remain. Butnew farmers have received land, and most of them are farming it.

land rights, explicitly protecting land rights of vulnerable groups. Mozambique's. Lei de Terras () also formalized communal customary rights but has not been enforced in terms of women’s land rights (Kimani ; Knight ).

Statutory land rights are established within a government’s formal, legal framework, whether at the local. Zimbabwe’s political and socio-economic map since In the early years of the reforms, the programme captured international attention and imagination, while in Zimbabwe itself it radically altered people’s lives and livelihoods, and at the same time reawakened people’s memories of the past.

Therefore, the land reform programme was not. land tenure in sub-Saharan Africa is that of “owners of crops” but not “owners of land.” Exploring the politics of the land tenure reform process in Tanzania, Manji (, p. ) noted how that the “question of women's unequal rights to land has been almost totally.

-Derelict land or under-utilized land, i.e., land undeveloped by farmers and lying. fallow. For example, if a white farmer has 2, hectares and is only. actively farming 1, hectares, the 1, lying fallow will be acquired by. the government. - Land owned by absentee or foreign landlords mainly British.

a decade of land reform in Zimbabwe, men still own 90% of the land in rural areas.5 Female-headed households, in Botswana, own a third less land than male-headed households.

6 In Nigeria inwomen still constituted 50% of those who lived and. Women & Land in Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe. 1, likes 47 talking about this 1 was here.

We want a society in which women´s lives have been transformed through improved access to land and /5(2). A mere reference to land reforms in Zimbabwe raised eyebrows. World media demonised Zimbabwe and the fast-track land reforms which were initiated in The land reform programme was described.

In Zimbabwe (Pasura ), observes that although government claims that land redistribution has been completed, most women still failed to get access to land under the reform programme.

Attempts Author: Dominic Pasura. At Independence inexpectations of land reform were high. Women, an estimated 86% of whom work the land, have not had any individual access to land as gendered social discrimination underlines land issues in Zimbabwe.

With the advent of the fast track land reform programme, in which the government sought to empower black Zimbabweans and. Women’s struggle to access and control land and livelihoods after the fast track land reform in Mwenezi Zimbabwe.

Journal of Peasant Studies, 38 (5), – CrossRef Google ScholarAuthor: Average Chigwenya, Pardon Ndhlovu. In the Zimbabwean’s government engaged in a land reform programme in favour of the black majority in the country. Although the whites constituted 3% of the country’s population, they held more than 51% of the land in Zimbabwe (Marongwe, undated).

The land reform was a way of redressing the colonial imbalances in land holding at the sameFile Size: KB. WOMEN, LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN SOUTH AFRICA’S LAND REFORM PROGRAMME Liepollo Lebohang Pheko POLICY BRIEF Policy and Analysis Programme Number 1 | July INTRODUCTION Sincethe government has moved at a ponderous pace towards land restitution, and often has perpetuated invidious land settlements.

In common with other ex-File Size: KB. analysis and views on land reform and the land question in namibia and southern africa, 64 (j hunter (ed), ) viii Harold Green, South Africa and Zimbabwe: A Tale of Two Land Reforms.

BLACK AGENDA REPORT (17 December ). land reform and poverty reduction in Zimbabwe, heavily draws from Kinsey’s work. This is further corroborated by literature from undergraduate and post-graduate students who have done research-work on resettlement areas, especially in Masvingo by: 1.

successful, land reform and resettlement programme, largely funded by the British government under the terms of the Lancaster House agreement33+. The Fast Track Land Reform Programme, begun inallocated to new farmers over 4, farms making up m hectares, 20% of the total land area of the country, according to (admittedly rough) o#cial.

LAND REFORM IN ZIMBABWE, ROBIN PALMER programme. Land could change hands only on a 'willing seller, willing buyer' basis. Thus whites who wished to keep their farms were free to do so; there would be no expropriation of land. Only 'under-utilized' land, which was required for resettlement or other public purposes,Cited by: The Land reform programme has been lambasted by many economic bloggers, experts and analysts as the reason behind Zimbabwe’s economic woes.

It must be noted that the programme was an investment by the previous government to put the “Black” people in charge of their own destiny and not reliant on yesterdays “Baas”. This investment is. Women in a Zimbabwean maize field. Women have played an important role both in agriculture and the struggle for land, but have not been able to participate fully in land reform.