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Zimbabwe Breaks From Past, Urges Joint Ventures on Idle Farmland

  • Warns unproductive land may be repossessed and redistributed
  • Partnerships a major policy shift after farm invasions in 2000
A farm manager in Chegutu, southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe.

A farm manager in Chegutu, southwest of Harare, Zimbabwe.

Photographer: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

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In a break with the past, Zimbabwe is urging farm owners with unproductive land to form partnerships to bolster agricultural output and slash the country’s import bill.