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Latest research, debate and discussion on the theme of Staying Alive in Zimbabwe - Food, Land and Livelihoods. This year's Britain Zimbabwe Society's Research Day focuses on the issues at the root of pre- and post-colonial conflict and struggle in Zimbabwe. Join us for alternative perspectives, fresh thinking and stimulating new ideas. All are welcome.


BRITAIN ZIMBABWE SOCIETY RESEARCH DAY 2017

Staying Alive in Zimbabwe – Food, Land and Livelihoods

Saturday 17 June 2017, 9.00am – 5.30pm (doors open from 8.30am)

In partnership with the Oxford African Studies Centre, the Journal of Southern African Studies (JSAS) and the Britain & Zimbabwe Sustainable Agriculture Network (BAZiSAN)

DRAFT PROGRAMME

8.30-9.15 Registration in the Nissan Theatre Foyer


9.15-9.30 Welcome and Introduction

Dr Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo, Chair, Britain Zimbabwe Society

Professor Jonny Steinberg, Director, African Studies Centre, Oxford University


9.30-10.30 Panel 1: Livelihoods & entrepreneurship, cross-border trade & migration

Speakers: Dr Charles Laurie, Director, Verisk Maplecroft, Reaping What You Sow: The Land Seizure Era’s Legacy of Violence and Insecurity

Others tba

Chair: tba

10.30-11.00 Tea/Coffee break - Buttery, Besse Building

11.00-12.00 Keynote speaker: Dr Patience Mutopo, Chinhoyi Institute of Technology - Land, Rural Livelihoods and Food Security: Understanding the Sustainability Question in Zimbabwe

Chair Robin Palmer, Mokoro

12.00-13.00 Panel 2: The Political Economy of Food

Speakers: Phillan Zamchiya, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape (PLAAS) - Patronage-Politics in Zimbabwe's post-2000 Food Production

Dr Tony Mutukumira, Massey University Institute of Food Science and Nutrition (invited), Contribution of Food Science and Technology in National Development: the Case of Zimbabwe

Chair: McDonald Lewanika, LSE

13.00-14.00 Lunch: St Antony’s cafeteria, Besse Building (or your own choice)


14.00-15.00 Panel 3: Land, Sustainability and the Environment

Speakers: Tapiwa Chatikobo, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape (PLAAS) – Land Reform and Livestock Production in Matabeleland South

Other speaker tba

Chair: tba

15.00-15.30 Tea/Coffee break - Buttery, Besse Building


15.30-16.30 Panel 4: Food, Nutrition and Culture

Speakers: Pathisa Nyathi, historian – Food as Cultural Expression

Other speaker tba

Chair: tba

16.30-17.30 Summing up

Speaker: Professor Diana Jeater, BZS


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