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Khumalo, Caroline, 2013. Can farmers diversify from growing tobacco in Zimbabwe?. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development



Firm action has been taken by international organisations such as the FAO and the World Bank to curb the growth and consumption of tobacco. Subsequently, one of the world’s
poorest countries, Zimbabwe, is also one of the largest producers of tobacco. This thesis examines how Zimbabwean farmers are diversifying from tobacco. The paper employs
qualitative methods to clarify the notion of livelihood diversification amongst farmers. The fieldwork was carried out during the peak of the tobacco selling season in the north and north eastern regions of Zimbabwe and semi-structured interviews, observations and transect walks
were carried out with tobacco farmers and a variety of professionals from the tobacco industry.

Main title:Can farmers diversify from growing tobacco in Zimbabwe?
Authors:Khumalo, Caroline
Supervisor:Chiwona Karltun, Linley
Examiner:Bartholdson, Örjan
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2013
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM009 Rural Development and Natural Resource Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:Diversification, Livelihoods, Rural Change, Tobacco, Zimbabwe
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Rural population
Energy resources management
Deposited On:15 Nov 2013 14:38
Metadata Last Modified:15 Nov 2013 14:38

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