IS Academy seminar by Prosper Matondi

Wednesday 22 June 2011

09.30-11.30 (09.30-10.00 welcome and coffee)

Oude Perszaal, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

IS Academy seminar:

Land reform, Food security and Stability in Africa: lessons from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Kenya

by Prosper Matondi (Ruzivo Trust, Harare, Zimbabwe)

and Lionel Cliffe (Centre for African Studies at the University of Leeds, UK)

The Fast Track Land Reform Programme (FTLRP) has created a new agrarian structure in Zimbabwe. In this seminar, Prosper Matondi (Ruzivo Trust) will discuss what this land reform has brought Zimbabwe, both from a national perspective as well as the perspective of the land reform beneficiaries. What opportunities and constraints do they experience in developing their new farms and livelihoods? What has been the effect of the land reforms on national food security and peace and stability in the country? Lionel Cliffe will contextualize Matondi’s account by comparing the Zimbabwean experience with post-colonial land reforms in Kenya and South Africa.

Prosper Matondi (PhD Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) is the director of Ruzivo Trust, a Harare-based research and advocacy NGO working on land issues in Zimbabwe.

Lionel Cliffe is Emeritus Professor of Politics; Honorary Research Fellow, Geography at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Leeds (UK).

This seminar is organized by the African Studies Centre as part of the IS Academy’s series of lectures, together with LandAc.

Language: English

Venue: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bezuidenhoutseweg 67, Den Haag. Please bring your passport.

Registration: 20 June at the latest at:  <>

You are all welcome!

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14 juni 2011