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dc.contributor.advisor Sithole, S. L.
dc.contributor.advisor Mokhahlane, P.
dc.contributor.advisor Dhliwayo, A. V. Yingi, Listen 2017-03-29T13:19:13Z 2017-03-29T13:19:13Z 2014
dc.description Thesis (M. A. ( Sociology)) -- University of Limpopo, 2014. en_US
dc.description.abstract Land reform is one of the heavily contested issues the world over as reflected in the literature discussion. It is an indisputable fact that land is crucial for human survival across cultures, races, gender, and beliefs. The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of land reform on poverty alleviation in Zimbabwe, Mwenezi district in Chikomati and Dungwe villages. The problem which was under investigation was, ‘why is poverty seemed not to be alleviated/reduced despite the era of land reform?’ The impact of land reform on poverty alleviation was pointed out. The respondents were selected through snowballing (one potential respondent leads to the other respondent) and the data was collected through focus group discussions. The analysis was done through thematic analysis. The research found out that land reform alone cannot alleviate the expected fraction of poverty in any country in general and Zimbabwe in particular. There is need for all sectors of the economy to join hands in order to alleviate poverty, for example, education, health, agriculture, finance, and many more. Swathes of land alone had proved that it is not enough to reduce poverty unless underpinned with other sectors. Rapid reforms are needed in social, economic, and political spheres in order for land reform programme to deliver positive results to the beneficiaries and the whole economy at large. Facts on the ground in Zimbabwe are that mere distribution of land cannot on its own alleviate poverty, but the fact remains that land reform is an irreplaceable arrow in poverty reduction. en_US
dc.format.extent xiv, 189 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires Adobe Acrobat Reader en_US
dc.subject Land reform en_US
dc.subject Poverty alleviation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Land reform -- Zimbabwe -- Mwenezi en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Land use -- Government policy -- Zimbabwe en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Poverty -- Zimbabwe en_US
dc.title An investigation of land reform and poverty alleviation in Zimbabwe, 1990-2010 : the case of Chikomati and Dungwe villages in Mwenezi District en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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