§ The Earl of Sandwich
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What they are doing to promote the cause of farm workers in Zimbabwe threatened with destitution under the Land Acquisition Act. [HL2872]
§ Baroness Amos
It is estimated that up to 200,000 farm workers and their families could be affected if the seizure of 841 commercial farms goes ahead. Farm workers are amongst the poorest people in Zimbabwe, and a group without many economic and political rights. DFID is presently funding a Zimbabwean NGO, The Farm Community Trust of Zimbabwe, FCTZ, which is working to improve farm worker welfare and as an advocate on behalf of farm worker rights, including through the Government's technical support unit.