Zimbabwe's farm sector has changed greatly since land reforms 16 years ago. Black farmers are now cultivating much of the land on small plots.
After years of relying on food handouts, Zimbabwe expects this year to have a substantial maize harvest. But the government must make the crop more attractive to farmers to further ease the perennial hunger problem.
Twenty-two years after the end of apartheid, South Africa is still grappling with land reform. Progress is slow under the current approach to shift land from white back to black people and many are becoming impatient.
After a prolonged drought, incessant rains in most parts of Zimbabwe had raised hope that food shortages would be eased. But an outbreak of armyworms may be making the situation worse.
New legislation in South Africa could enable the government to buy white-owned farmland without consent. The bill still needs to be signed into law by President Jacob Zuma.
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