Access Rights Programme

Our Access Rights Programme (ARP) ensures that land and agrarian reforms provide a basis for economic and social progress for the benefit of the poor and others through knowledge generation and dissemination as books, journal articles, and commentaries shared at local, national and international platforms.

Programme themes and objectives

The programme involves participatory techniques, using knowledge generated for sharing with local communities, regional and international levels.

The programme involves participatory planning, together with communities and stakeholders on how to respond to research findings on issues related to land access, property rights and tenure security.

The main objective of ARP is to ensure that land and agrarian reforms provide a basis for economic and social progress for the benefit of the poor and others.

Approaches in delivery

The ARP’s focus is action research through on-farm surveys and participatory techniques, using knowledge generated for sharing with local communities and at regional and international scales. Methods used to deliver Ruzivo mandate include:

  • Knowledge generation, packaging and dissemination through books, journal articles.
  • Commentaries shared through knowledge platforms at local, national and international platforms.

Programme Projects

We have worked on a number of projects which include:

  • Mazowe Rural District Council,
  • Agricultural Technical and Extension Services (Agritex).
  • Goromondzi district with smallholder community farmers in four wards.
  • Various Government Ministries and partnered with academic institutions such as Nordic Africa Institute in Sweden.
  • Current projects in line with the ARP are Land Research, Economic Empowerment Research and Land Investments in Zimbabwe.