The SADC Land and Agrarian Reform Initiative: The case of Namibia

December 2006
Willem Odendaal (Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit Working Paper No 111)

Looks at the institutional framework, at current key land policy and agrarian issues, and at the impact of land and agrarian reform. Makes a series of recommendations. Argues that the resettlement programme has failed with not a single project sustainable after 5 years. Argues the need for clear criteria for expropriation of commercial farmland and for farm workers to be a priority target in land reform projects.