Trainer of trainer’s workshop on rural women land rights
Date: 18th December 2018, Harare

The Zimbabwe Land and Agrarian Network (ZiLAN) in conjunction with Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) and the Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies (SMAIAS) will conduct a Trainer of Trainer’s Workshop on Rural Women’s Land Rights on Tuesday 18 December 2018 in Harare beginning at 0830hrs.

The right of women to hold and use land in the various land tenure regimes of Zimbabwe continues to be inequitable in all land tenure regimes, despite the major strides taken in promoting more equitable land redistribution and progressive constitutional reform. It is against this background that ZiLAN is organising a pilot Trainer of Trainer’s workshop to be facilitated by legal, land and gender experts.

The overall objectives of the workshop are to:

  • To adequately prepare ZiLAN members to be able to effectively train and advise rural communities especially of the legal framework, recourse and availability of remedies on women’s land and property rights.
  • Equip participants with practical knowledge on the law and how to engage and/be involved in the land rights systems by accessing the courts and human rights institutions, in order to effectively advance women’s land rights in Zimbabwe.
  • Inform and empower participants to develop and encourage a culture of respect for women and property rights.

It is hoped that the trained cadres will cascade the information to other rural women. Also targeted for training are traditional leaders and other officials in land administration structures. The workshop will mark the end of our 2018 activities.
Wishing you all a happy festive season.
ZiLAN Secretariat. 

ZiLAN conducts the policy dialogue on Command Agriculture
Date: 22nd November 2018

The Zimbabwe Land and Agrarian Network (ZiLAN) hosted a national policy dialogue workshop on Command Agriculture in Harare on the 22nd of November 2018. The workshop was attended by policy makers such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Local Government particularly the department of traditional leadership, the Zimbabwe Gender Commission as well as representatives from CSOs, farmer organisations and farmers. The workshop came following engagements undertaken by the network and its membership drawn from various classes of farmers, research institutes, farm workers and producer organisations. From the engagements it was noted that the Command Agriculture program had contributed immensely towards household and national food security and also impacted on general productivity among various farmers. However, despite the successes realised under command agriculture programme, there still remains gaps requiring urgent attention inorder to improve the program in the 2018/2019 farming season. Key challenges identified relates to limited women participation in the scheme, inputs delay, information gap between farmers and the program implementers as well as price volatility. With this background, ZiLAN hosted a policy dialogue workshop with policy makers and farmers on the Command Agriculture program in November 2018. The dialogue gave the farmers an opportunity to interface with the policy makers and close the information gaps while also providing recommendations on program improvement. The full report on the dialogue can be accessed via this link:



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