Zikhali, Precious. 2008. “Fast Track Land Reform and Agricultural Productivity in Zimbabwe.” EfD Discussion Paper 08.
The author investigated the Zimbabwean Fast Track Land Reform Program’s (FTLRP) impact on the agricultural productivity of its beneficiaries. The data revealed significant differences between beneficiaries and a control group of communal farmers in household and parcel characteristics and input usage.
The results suggest that FTLRP beneficiaries are more productive due to greater use of inputs. Results also confirmed the constraints imposed on agricultural productivity by poverty, suggesting that policies aimed at alleviating poverty will have a positive impact on agricultural productivity.