Zimbabwe's new administration has promised to revive the country's agricultural sector. Here's what it needs to do.
A new land administration system that responds to changed ownership patterns of Zimbabwe's agricultural land is needed if the country is to harness its farming potential.
The unresolved compensation of Zimbabwe's evicted white farmers needs to be settled quickly, as it stands in the way of economic recovery.
A woman pours maize grains into a bucket in Shamva, about 80km out of Harare.
Maize production in Zimbabwe in 2017 is at its highest for decades.
Farm dwellers like Zabalaza Mshengu live in extremely precarious conditions.
Association for Rural Advancement
Farm dwellers' conclusion is that the politics associated with land is not about an organised emancipatory movement. Farm dwellers are mainly preoccupied with daily survival strategies.
Land ownership patterns in South Africa have not really changed since the advent of democracy.
There is very little clarity as to who owns what land in South Africa. A lack of reliable data and statistics doesn't help.
Rural poverty affects a growing number of people in South Africa.
South Africa should review its rural development strategy and land reform policy to win the fight against rising poverty.
Unemployed South African workers wait for scarce jobs as the economy struggles to create employment.
South Africa's recently announced economic recovery plan failed to break away from the cumbersome neo-liberal line.
Nearly 60% of all South Africans, live on land or in dwellings outside of the land titling system.
The conventional view is that insecurity of land tenure results from the lack of a registered title deed which records the property rights of occupants of land or housing.
‘Radical economic transformation’ in South Africa needs to move beyond rhetoric.
South Africa's governing ANC has always seen economic growth as the driving force for change. This was wishful thinking as the damage done by apartheid will take far more to undo.
Land reform remains a divisive subject 23 years after democracy in South Africa.
After South Africa's first democratic election in 1994, the previously oppressed and dispossessed black majority hoped for constitutional restitution of their land. This has largely failed.
Many are questioning South Africa’s constitutional democracy amid high poverty and unemployment.
Has South Africa's constitutional project failed? Is the country's constitution an obstacle to meaningful redistribution and land reform?
Land reform is thought to have caused the cheetah numbers to fall by 85% in Zimbabwe.
The land reform programme in Zimbabwe has come at the cost of wildlife and opens up the debate on people versus nature. But there is a way forward.
Workers harvesting from a commercial farm in Ethiopia.
Many African countries are still searching for inclusive commercial farming models that can bring in private investment without dispossessing local people.
The islanders of Eigg bought out their absentee landlord for £1.5m in 1997 and the island has been thriving ever since.
The success of Eigg's community purchase demonstrates how people power has rejuvenated an island in decline
About three-quarters of South Africa’s land is used for agriculture.
The ecological needs of the land need to be considered together with the social and political needs of its people.
In his recent state of the nation address South Africa's President Jacob Zuma spoke emphatically of "radical economic transformation" causing nationwide debate. What does it really mean?
A farm worker tends to a tobacco crop in Beatrice, Zimbabwe. The county has struggled to deliver land reform that benefits landless communities.
Zimbabwe like many other post colonial governments across the globe continues to struggle to attain equitable land reform.
Lack of support for beneficiaries of land reform in South Africa has seen many new farmers fail to live off the land.
South Africa's government makes much of its efforts of putting more land in the hands of the previously disenfranchised black majority. Yet, many beneficiaries continue to wallow in poverty.
Ak Orda, the President’s Residence in Astana.
An abundance of natural resources has helped Kazakhstan attract billions in investments. Despite its booming economy, the government is unlikely to move towards democracy any time soon.