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The course seeks to develop and consolidate student’s understanding of the key theoretical and methodological issues in current agrarian studies. It further reinforce student’s ability to examine major agricultural & rural development issues in terms of agricultural reforms, causes, challenges and prospects with reference to the Less Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs) in general and Zimbabwe in particular. The course is there to empower students with abilities to explain the contribution of agricultural innovation, research & extension services in agricultural development in Zimbabwe. A diversity of factors which affect agricultural production are discussed which include climate change, socioeconomic and political.