Advisory support to Zimbabwe centre for rural development

Oxfam, Zimbabwe

Members of the OI Zimbabwe Contact Group (Oxfam Canada, Oxfam Novib, Oxfam GB) have supported research on the New Resettlement Areas of Zimbabwe since 2003.

Mokoro Principal Consultant, Robin Palmer, supported the first and second phase of this research programme in 2006 through the Centre for Rural Development (CRD) at the University of Zimbabwe. Over 2007-2008 Robin was retained in an advisory capacity to provide technical assistance and support to researchers at the CRD.

Research focused on changing livelihood patterns in some of the former white commercial farming areas. Robin provided support to research design and reflection on findings, as well as strategic advice on policy and dialogue and policy review.

The people behind the project

Project leader: Robin Palmer