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There had been confusions over claims that the authorities, worried by the downturn in agricultural production, might be considering inviting back white farmers.
Several reports had said white farmers were applying for leases to rent back their land from the state.
Mutasa said white farmers still on their land were being told to apply for leases because in some cases the government wanted to cut down their farm sizes.
He said: "If the state considers that the farm is too big then it is going to be reduced... That is what is happening."
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
This in my opinion would be a good time for the UN to actually show the world they can be useful for a change. Why doesn't the UN send specialists in and set up a program to teach the people how to farm their own land instead? It would allow many blacks to keep possesion of the farms, it would teach them self sufficency.
Originally posted by AceOfBase
I think Mugabe has rejected UN help.
He even rejected food aid for a while, saying that they didn't need any help.