Communal Tenure and Rural Poverty: Land Transactions in Svosve Communal Area, Zimbabwe

@inproceedings{Chimhowu2008CommunalTA,
  title={Communal Tenure and Rural Poverty: Land Transactions in Svosve Communal Area, Zimbabwe},
  author={Admos O. Chimhowu and P. H Bernstein. Woodhouse},
  year={2008}
}
The idea of communal tenure has formed a key plank in the rural governance of Zimbabwe since independence, but its retention following the Fast Track land reforms of 2000–2002 perpetuates a distinction between ‘commercial’ land governed by a land market and ‘communal’ land on which market transactions are illegal. This article draws on recent research in Svosve Communal Area to examine the dynamics of land access and their implications for rural poverty in Zimbabwe. The authors argue that, as… CONTINUE READING

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