Walter Chambati is executive director of the Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies, Harare, Zimbabwe. He received a BSc (Hons) in agricultural economics from the University of Zimbabwe, a Master’s degree from the University of Witwatersrand, and a PhD from the University of South Africa. He has been Future Agriculture’s Consortium Research Fellow (2011) and visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University (2018). His research interests include land reform in Zimbabwe, and rural labour relations and agricultural development in Africa. He is associate editor of Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy.