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1 Knowledge, Resettlement And Farming

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This book is based on an ethnographic study carried out among farmers in Mupfurudzi resettlement area in Shamva Zimbabwe. This study contributes to academic debates on knowledge. This chapter provides a brief introduction to the study, a discussion on the issue of resettlement in Zimbabwe as well as a brief background to the study area. In the discussion on land reform, the author discusses the early land reforms that occurred in the 1980s soon after independence from British colonial rule, and not the Fast Track land redistribution. The chapter focuses on how farmers in resettlement areas produce as well as internalise knowledge and technology in their lives, and how these processes of internalisation and adaptation of knowledge transform their livelihoods. When discussing knowledge, farmers may also adopt the official discourses and point out that knowledge agents such as AGRITEX were the most important source of agricultural knowledge and information.

Keywords:agricultural knowledge; AGRITEX; colonial era farmer; ethnographic study; Mupfurudzi resettlement; post-independence Zimbabwe

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