Economic Research

Tanzania Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

Tanzania Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

Approximately 70 percent of Tanzanians rely on land and agricultural related activities[1]. Agriculture forms the backbone of the economy contributing close to a third of the country’s GDP. In his 2017 budget speech, the Minister of Finance and Planning alluded Read More

Mozambique Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

Mozambique Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

Mozambique was colonised by the Portuguese until 1975 when the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO) government under President Mondlane, took over power at the dawn of independence. The architecture, motivation and character of colonial land policies in Mozambique were Read More

Malawi Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

Malawi Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

The land issue has taken primacy in Malawi’s economic growth and development strategy. The country’s economy is largely dependent on agriculture[1]. Hence recent government efforts to support development focus on rationalising and adapting land tenure arrangements towards inclusivity and transformation[2]. Read More

Botswana Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

Botswana Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

Increased globalisation and unpredictable weather patterns have left many rural livelihoods more exposed to external shocks. Agricultural-based rural livelihoods are typically under-resourced, have low productivity and are the most affected by climate change. Unpredictable weather patterns, coupled with weak market Read More

Angola Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

Angola Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

Historically, Angola’s native population went through a process of land dispossession under Angola’s Civil Code instituted by the Portuguese colonial authorities.[1] The law effectively transferred ownership of all prime land from the indigenous Angolans to the occupying settlers. At the Read More

Land Reform and Rural Transformation in SADC

Land Reform and Rural Transformation in SADC

The May 2018 issue focuses on the different approaches to African land reform and rural transformation – What are the different approaches to land governance and land reform in SADC? what are the common colonial histories in SADC and how did the Read More