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Agrarian changes in the Nyimba District of Zambia

Agrarian changes in the Nyimba District of Zambia

Over the past decade issues pertaining to land sharing/land sparing have gained some space in the debate on the study of land-use strategies and their associated impacts at landscape level. State and non-state actors have, through their interests and actions, triggered changes at the landscape level and this report is a synthesis of some of the main findings and contributions of a scoping study carried out in Zambia as part of CIFOR’s Agrarian Change Project. It focuses on findings in three villages located in the Nyimba District. The villages are located on a high (Chipembe) to low (Muzenje) agricultural land-use gradient. Nyimba District, which is located in the country’s agriculturally productive Eastern Province, was selected through a two-stage process, which also considered another district, Mpika, located in Zambia’s Muchinga Province. The aim was to find a landscape in Zambia that would provide much needed insights into how globally conceived land-use strategies (e.g. land-sharing/land-sparing trajectories) manifest locally, and how they interact with other change processes once they are embedded in local histories, culture, and political and market dynamics.

Authors: Gumbo, D.J.; Mumba, K.Y.; Kaliwile, M.M.; Moombe, K.B.; Mfuni, T.I.

Topic: landscape, tropical, agriculture, agrarian reform

Geographic: Zambia

Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia

Publication Year: 2016

Source: E.L. Deakin, M. Kshatriya, T.C.H. Sunderland (eds.) Agrarian change in tropical landscapes. 234-268

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