Modelling the impact of the "fast track' land reform policy on Zimbabwe's maize sector

Show simple item record Kapuya, Tinashe Meyer, Ferdinand Kirsten, Johann F. 2013-10-22T09:50:16Z 2014-09-30T00:20:04Z 2013
dc.description.abstract Zimbabwe has recently gone through a widely criticised land reform process that is argued to be the cause of subdued agricultural production. This paper attempts to present a counterfactual picture of the maize market in Zimbabwe had land reform been managed appropriately. The counterfactual is developed through a partial equilibrium framework in order to quantify the impact of the land reform programme. This, to our knowledge, is the first attempt at applying a partial equilibrium framework to an analysis of the impact of land reform. The results of the post-2000 land reform policy simulation showed that actual total maize output was lower than what could have been produced if it was under a pre-2000 land reform system. The study validates the assertion that land reforms contributed to the contraction of output. These results suggest the need for a well planned and executed land reform process, which can still play an important role in output growth and food security. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Tinashe Kapuya , Ferdinand H Meyer & Johann F Kirsten (2013) Modelling the impact of the ‘fast track’ land reform policy on Zimbabwe's maize sector, Development Southern Africa, 30:3, 417-436, DOI: 10.1080/0376835X.2013.797232 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0376-835X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1470-3637 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/0376835X.2013.797232
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dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.rights © 2013 Development Bank of Southern Africa. This is an electronic version of an article published in Development Southern Africa, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 417-436,2013. Development Southern Africa is available online at : en_US
dc.subject Land reform policy en_US
dc.subject Partial equilibrium model en_US
dc.subject Maize en_US
dc.subject Zimbabwe en_US
dc.title Modelling the impact of the "fast track' land reform policy on Zimbabwe's maize sector en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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