Land Reform and the Political Economy of Agricultural Labour in Zimbabwe

January 2007
Walter Chambati and Sam Moyo (African Institute for Agrarian Studies Occasional Paper No.4/2007)

Provides a socioeconomic analysis of the pre and post fast track resettlement agrarian employment structure in Zimbabwe’s commercial farming sector. Finds that the extent of employment on farms prior to fast track has been overstated, while the re-absorption of former farm workers into the agricultural sector has been greater than previously understood. Job losses have not been as pervasive as widely claimed.