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Contesting Inequality in Access to Forests: Zimbabwe country study.
Inequitable land distribution and anachronistic policies combine to provide the wealthy with incentives for forest land management while the poor are ensnared in a web of contradictory regulations. The state’s control of forestry is now under challenge from alliances in the private sector and civil society. This report describes the initiatives and coalitions that have begun to generate a more widely shared vision of the role of forests and woodlands in Zimbabwe’s development, and sets out the ways in which vision can be turned into reality.