The cotton industry in Zimbabwe is in crisis. World market prices have collapsed, and the liberalised contract system, where numerous companies compete with each other, is failing.
Over the last few years we have been studying the relationships between land, markets and employment in commercial agriculture Zimbabwe.
There was much discussion about small-scale and artisanal mining at the STEPS Centre’s Resource Politics conference last month.
A great new book is just out by Morten Jerven called Africa: Why Economists Get it Wrong.