Land reforms

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Land reforms

Background[ edit ] The foundation for the controversial land dispute in Zimbabwean society was laid at the beginning of European settlement of the region, which had long been the scene Land reforms mass movements by various Bantu peoples.

In the sixteenth century, Portuguese explorers had attempted to open up Zimbabwe for trading purposes, but the country was not permanently settled by European immigrants until three hundred years later. Two hundred years later, Rozwi imperial rule began to crumble and the empire fell to the Karanga peoplesa relatively new tribe to the region which originated north of the Zambezi River.

Population growth frequently resulted in the over-utilisation of the existing land, which became greatly diminished both in terms of cultivation and grazing due to the larger number of people attempting to share the same acreage.

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Ndebele monarchs acquired large swaths Land reforms land for themselves accordingly. The first white farmers began to immigrate from South Africa and the United Kingdom during the late nineteenth century, less than a hundred years after the Ndebele invasions.

However, these concessions were strictly regulated, and land was only offered to those individuals able to prove they had the necessary capital to develop it. Most of the pastureland was being grazed by African-owned cattle, accordingly. Region II was highveldalso in the east, where the land could be used intensively for grain cultivation such as maize, tobacco, and wheat.

Region III and Region IV endured periodic drought and were regarded as suitable for livestock, in addition to crops which required little rainfall. Region V was lowveld and unsuitable for crop cultivation due to its dry nature; however, limited livestock farming was still viable.

The Southern Rhodesian Land Apportionment Act reserved 49 million acres for white ownership and left When these met with little success, the destocking programme became mandatory inforcing all residents of the TTLs to sell or slaughter animals declared surplus. Smith's administration subsequently recognised the traditional leaders of each chiefdom as the final authority on land allocation in the TTLs.

The Land Tenure Act upended the Land Apportionment Act of and was designed to rectify the issue of insufficient land available to the rapidly expanding black population.

The land would be sold in the meantime, and the government obliged to evict the preexisting occupants. Internal Settlement and Lancaster House Agreement The escalation of the Rhodesian Bush War in the s led to a significant amount of rural displacement and interrupted agricultural activity.

Land reforms

Over 15 million hectares were thus opened to purchase by persons of any race. As Zimbabwe's first prime minister, Mugabe reaffirmed his commitment to land reform.

This sentiment was especially acute in Matabelelandwhere the legacy of the Southern Rhodesian Land Apportionment Act was more disadvantageous to black Zimbabweans than other parts of the country.

It empowered the government to claim tracts adjacent to the former TTLs now known simply as "Communal Areas" and mark them for resettlement purposes, provided the owners could be persuaded to sell. Landowners were given thirty days to submit written objections. She said that the UK did not accept that Britain had a special responsibility to meet the costs of land purchase in Zimbabwe.

Notwithstanding the Lancaster House commitments, Short stated that her government was only prepared to support a programme of land reform that was part of a poverty eradication strategy. She had other questions regarding the way in which land would be acquired and compensation paid, and the transparency of the process.

Her government's position was spelt out in a letter to Zimbabwe's Agriculture Minister, Kumbirai Kangai: We are a new government from diverse backgrounds without links to former colonial interests.

My own origins are Irish and, as you know, we were colonised, not colonisers. The letter concluded by stating that a programme of rapid land acquisition would be impossible to support, citing concern about the damage which this might do to Zimbabwe's agricultural output and its prospects of attracting investment.

Broken down, the 50, square kilometres meant that every year between andthe government intended to purchase 10, square kilometres for redistribution.

Land reforms

Forty-eight countries and international organisations attended and unanimously endorsed the land program, saying it was essential for poverty reduction, political stability and economic growth.

They agreed that the inception phase, covering the first 24 months, should start immediately, particularly appreciating the political imperative and urgency of the proposal.

The Commercial Farmers Union freely offered to sell the government 15, square kilometres for redistribution, but landowners once again dragged their feet.

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Keep Exploring Britannica Agricultural labor — under which someone works the land in exchange for money, payment in kind, or some combination of the two Collective ownership Access to land through a membership in a cooperativeor shares in a corporation, which owns the land typically by fee simple or its equivalent, but possibly under other arrangements. Government collectivessuch as those that might be found in communist states, whereby government ownership of most agricultural land is combined in various ways with tenure for farming collectives.

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