Reconfigured Agrarian Relations in Zimbabwe by Toendepi ShonheReconfigured Agrarian Relations in Zimbabwe by Toendepi Shonhe

Reconfigured Agrarian Relations in Zimbabwe

byToendepi Shonhe

Paperback | December 16, 2017

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Radical land reform programmes generate changes in agrarian structures and capital accumulation trajectories in the countryside. This book examines how capital accumulation is being reshaped by changing financing and marketing of agricultural commodities and presents an emerging Quadi-PMMR-model agrarian structure composed of the poor, middle, middle-to-rich peasants and some rich capitalists with a growing middle scale farmer base constituting two thirds of the rural population in Zimbabwe. This evidence based assessment, 15 years after the FTLRP, sheds light on policy outcomes and impacts on communities, revealing the changing production, marketing, capital accumulation and class formation tendencies across Zimbabwe’s settlement models and agro-ecological settings. The book fuses the reliance on agrarian political economy lenses and factor component analysis to reveal the dynamics of agrarian change and to explore the dialectic between production and circulation and between the centre and periphery in exceptional fashion that expands our understanding of Zimbabwe’s agrarian transition.

Toendepi Shonhe is a political economist, and post-doctoral Researcher at the Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa. He attained a Masters in public policy management from the University of Witwatersrand, and holds a PhD in development studies attained from the University of KwaZulu Natal. His research inter...
Title:Reconfigured Agrarian Relations in ZimbabweFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:358 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.74 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.74 inPublished:December 16, 2017Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9956764213

ISBN - 13:9789956764211


Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction

Chapter Two: Conceptual and Theoretical Framework: Uneven Development and Primitive Accumulation

Chapter Three: Class Formation and Peasant Struggles

Chapter Four: Research Methodology

Chapter Five: Agricultural Development (1890-1980)

Chapter Six: Changing Agrarian Relations, 1980-1999

Chapter Seven: Changing Agrarian Dynamics, 2000-2015

Chapter 8: Hwedza’s Socio-Economic History and Tobacco Production

Chapter 9: Sectoral Commodity Production in Hwedza, 2000-15

Chapter 10: Capital and Commodity Markets

Chapter 11: Hwedza’s Agrarian Capital Accumulation Model

Chapter 12: Conclusion