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University of Namibia

1. Charinda, Lorreine. Sustainable solutions to the resuscitation of agricultural cooperatives in Zimbabwe: a case for Manicaland Province .

Degree: 2015, University of Namibia

Governments promote the use of cooperatives to enhance development of smallholder farmers. However, challenges are inevitable and this study investigated factors responsible for the collapse of agricultural cooperatives in Manicaland province of Zimbabwe, and developed propositions for use on a larger scale. Five cooperatives drawn from Mutasa and Chimanimani districts were chosen using purposive sampling based on overall performance of the cooperatives as main criterion (shown by available records) and management and staff availability. All selected cooperatives were willing to participate in the study and had been operational for more than five years. A qualitative research methodology was used, with focus group discussions (FGDs) and in-depth interviews for data collection. Participants included members of cooperatives, Agritex officers, field officers from different organizations and management of cooperatives. The performance of smallholder cooperatives was analyzed using the New Institutional Economics (NIE) theories namely transaction cost economics, agency theory, collective action theory and property rights theory. From the outcome, it was found that the general consensus among all participants was that the cooperatives are not sustainable in their current state. The results from the FGDs suggest that majority of respondents do not fully understand the cooperative principles and have high expectations of possible benefits. Due to the fact that some members joined cooperatives in order to access government funding and achieve some political objectives. Participants highlighted lack of skilled management, poor institutional and governance structures as the main problems affecting cooperatives. Results from the in-depth interviews suggest that the performance of the cooperatives was influenced by complexity of market environment and poor policy structures. Conclusion reached is that cooperatives require amendments to the Cooperatives Act of 2005 to promote good institutions and good governance. Also policy interventions are needed such as provision of regulatory framework that would allow competitive market environment in the study area.

Subjects/Keywords: Resuscitation ; Zimbambwe ; Agricultural cooperatives ; Agriculture, Cooperative. Zimbabwe

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APA (6th Edition):

Charinda, L. (2015). Sustainable solutions to the resuscitation of agricultural cooperatives in Zimbabwe: a case for Manicaland Province . (Thesis). University of Namibia. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1430

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Charinda, Lorreine. “Sustainable solutions to the resuscitation of agricultural cooperatives in Zimbabwe: a case for Manicaland Province .” 2015. Thesis, University of Namibia. Accessed January 21, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1430.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Charinda, Lorreine. “Sustainable solutions to the resuscitation of agricultural cooperatives in Zimbabwe: a case for Manicaland Province .” 2015. Web. 21 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Charinda L. Sustainable solutions to the resuscitation of agricultural cooperatives in Zimbabwe: a case for Manicaland Province . [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Namibia; 2015. [cited 2020 Jan 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1430.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Charinda L. Sustainable solutions to the resuscitation of agricultural cooperatives in Zimbabwe: a case for Manicaland Province . [Thesis]. University of Namibia; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1430

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of Namibia

2. Matangira, V. Records and archives management in post-colonial Zimbambwe's public service .

Degree: 2016, University of Namibia

Good recordkeeping systems are reported to have existed in the colonial period, while general crisis situations have been reported in many postcolonial African nations, including Zimbabwe. The main concern of this study was why this seemingly success factor in colonial recordkeeping failed to continue in postcolonial Africa, including Zimbabwe, as reported in various studies. In light of these insights, this study therefore sought to conduct an investigation of the status of records and archives management in postcolonial Zimbabwe so as to have in-depth explanations on its postcolonial recordkeeping experiences. The study took a colonial-postcolonial dimension in an effort to gain in-depth explanations on the strengths or weaknesses of current recordkeeping practices; and to find out if the situation regarding recordkeeping, as observed in other countries, is applicable to the Zimbabwean context. This case study on Zimbabwe, carried out within an interpretivist paradigm, employed qualitative data collection methods of interviews, observations and documents search. This was in order to gain in-depth insights into the state of records and archives management in the Public Service of Zimbabwe; which constituted the population of the study. The total targeted sample was 76 interviewees distributed as follows: three persons from each of the 24 Ministries comprising the Permanent Secretary, the Records Supervisor, and one Action Officer; three from the National Archives of Zimbabwe comprising the Director, Head of Records Management section and Head of Public Archives section; and one key person from the Ministry of Information & Communication Technology, Postal & Courier Services (MICTPCS) responsible for ICT issues in the Public Service of Zimbabwe. Observations were made on recordkeeping facilities at the registries within the Ministries. In addition, an assessment of related recordkeeping documents was also carried out The study revealed that, contrary to the general notion of collapsing recordkeeping systems in many postcolonial African scenarios, the recordkeeping systems established in the colonial era in Zimbabwe did not actually collapse but, in fact, the continued use of these archaic manual systems from the colonial past became the main source of recordkeeping problems in Zimbabwe. The absence of information communication technologies (ICTs) in the management of records and archives overwhelmed the traditional manual system resulting in the system‟s failure to incorporate technology-based records into the formal recordkeeping systems. This problem was compounded by lack of ICT resources, skills, and a general lack of government commitment to make a paradigm shift from manual to electronic recordkeeping systems. Nevertheless, the study also found many strong points in Zimbabwe‟s recordkeeping systems. Top among them is that Zimbabwe inherited a strong recordkeeping system from the colonial times and by the time of independence; the country had over four decades of archival experience. In addition, the…

Subjects/Keywords: Records management ; Archives management ; Post colonial Zimbambwe ; Records, Management, Zimbabwe ; Public records, Zimbabwe ; Archives, Management ; Archives, Zimbabwe

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APA (6th Edition):

Matangira, V. (2016). Records and archives management in post-colonial Zimbambwe's public service . (Thesis). University of Namibia. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1644

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Matangira, V. “Records and archives management in post-colonial Zimbambwe's public service .” 2016. Thesis, University of Namibia. Accessed January 21, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1644.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Matangira, V. “Records and archives management in post-colonial Zimbambwe's public service .” 2016. Web. 21 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Matangira V. Records and archives management in post-colonial Zimbambwe's public service . [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Namibia; 2016. [cited 2020 Jan 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1644.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Matangira V. Records and archives management in post-colonial Zimbambwe's public service . [Thesis]. University of Namibia; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1644

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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