Zimbabwe Land Reform Update

March 2000
he World Bank, Zimbabwe (Rogier van den Brink, Deputy Resident Representative)

Factual summary of latest developments, including constitutional review, farm invasions, resettlement programme, land policy, maximum farm sizes. Also covers the background: September 1998 donors’ conference, November 1997 listing of 1,471 farms, degazetted farms, compulsory acquisition’s two routes (designation and fair market value), uncontested and contested farms, acquisition orders, uncertainty, donor reactions, Government response to donor concerns, the inception phase plan, new land policy, stakeholders’ support for the Government’s economic programme, next steps, commercial farmer support scheme.