Scholars from eight institutions of higher learning in Zimbabwe and South Africa have concluded a 2 day conference discussing land reform at the Midlands State University campus in Zvishavane.

More than 65 papers exploring the question of the historic land reform programme were presented by the academics at the conference.

The scholars all concurred that the state is a crucial player in national agriculture and therefore can never disengage from providing resource support to the sector.

The scholars also raised the need for local knowledge to be generated on land reform by locals rather than foreign academics.

The conference hosted by the MSU Faculty of Arts ran under the theme, “Beyond the Land Reform in Zimbabwe: Struggles, Prospects, Projections and Myths”.