Rural Development and Planning in Zimbabwe

ND Mutizwa-Mangiza, Bert Helmsing

Research output: Book/Report/Inaugural speech/Farewell speechBookAcademic


In this book the editors bring together 15 papers on different dimensions of rural development and planning in Zimbabwe. It is a comprehensive source of material and overall assessment of progress since Independence. This book is devided in five parts.1. Rural economy: incomes poverty and food security in the communal lands of Zimbabwe; women's land rights in Zimbabwe, rich and poor villages in Mutoko communal area.2. Agriculture and re-settlement: agricultural development policies; land use and agricultural productivity; farmer's organizations and food production; re-settlement schemes; past trends and future options.3. Growth points: transforming spatial structures; growth points as a focus for rural development; growth centre policy in Zimbabwe; growth points ideologies and policies; rural industries and growth points; issues in the current debate; a survey of non-agricultural enterprise in the Communal Lands; District Council income generating projects.4. Infrastructure and social services: rural water and sanitation in Zimbabwe; maintainance of rural water supplies; health and health care in post-independence Zimbabwe.5. Rural local government and planning: decentralization for rural regional development in Zimbabwe; decentralization and district level administration in Dikita; reconstruction and amalgamation; transforming rural local gevernment in independent Zimbabwe.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Place of PublicationAvebury
Number of pages496
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

Cite this