The Situation of Commercial Farm Workers after Land Reform in Zimbabwe

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However, food handouts are not a sustainable way to ensure long-term food security. Farm workers should be provided with the means to produce food for themselves and for local markets. While they may already have production skills, they lack access to land and inputs. There is therefore a need for an extensive programme to provide inputs, particularly seed, fertiliser, draught-power and an extension service to those workers with land on which to grow food. For sustainable food security, displaced farm workers should be granted land rights. The modest FCTZ input assistance programme should be studied for wider lessons for a more extensive programme for farm workers.

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