Zimbabwe’s new agricultural entrepreneurs

May 29, 2015

DEGRP-funded researcher Ian Scoones has written two blogs focusing on new agricultural entrepreneurs:‘Zimbabwe’s new agricultural entrepreneurs I: pig production’ and ‘Zimbabwe’s new agricultural entrepreneurs II: Poultry’.

Based on findings from the Space, Markets and Employment in Agricultural Development (SMEAD) project –  which seeks to understand the relationship between farm and non-farm activities in rural economies in marginalised and impoverished regions of Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe – the blogs reflect on the ‘business mentality’ of Zimbabwean farmers who have established specialised businesses to complement their existing farming activities.