An Examination of the Significance of Land Reform programme in Zimbabwe: A Case Study of Mashonaland East Province

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An Examination of the Significance of Land Reform programme in Zimbabwe: A Case Study of Mashonaland East Province

Abstract

This study focused on the significance of land reform programme in Zimbabwe. Thus, Mashonaland East province was selected as a case study because historically this province suffered a lot in the first and second Chimurenga wars. The phenomenology research philosophy and a case study research design were adopted. Results from the study show that land reform was a significant event in the history of Zimbabwe despite its shortcomings instigated by poor planning and corruption.  Furthermore, it was established that farmers are having difficulties in accessing finance due to lack of collateral, lack of guaranteed and viable markets, poor roads, the handling and transporting of inputs and outputs is complicated and expensive which at times has resulted in soaring post-harvest losses and farmers at times are using low quality inputs due to lack of capital

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