This is a comprehensive survey of how government policies have affected agricultural performance in Zimbabwe since independence in 1980. The government helped smallholders triple their grain sales in the early 1980s, but left the country vulnerable to drought, leading to emergency food aid imports in 1992. The experience of Zimbabwe offers valuable lessons not only for South Africa, but for all countries struggling to find an appropriate role for government in agriculture during the 1990s.
White Farmers Face New Wave of Arrests ; Zimbabwe: As Famine Looms and a New Deadline Set by Mugabe for `Land Redistribution' Expires, His Supporters Prepare to Benefit Walsh, Declan.
The Independent (London, England), September 8, 2002