Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement
PredecessorMinistry of Agriculture and Mechanisation
TypeGovernment Organisation
Legal statusMinistry
PurposeAgriculture and Settlement
Headquarters2nd Floor, Ngungunyana Building, 1 Borrowdale Road
Dr Anxious Masuka
Deputy Minister
Vangelis Haritatos
Deputy Minister
Douglas Karoro
Permanent Secretary
Dr John Basera
Call +263-242-797400

Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement is a Ministry under the Government of Zimbabwe.


Provide technical, extension, advisory, regulatory and administrative services to the agricultural sector to achieve food security and economic development.

Mission Statement

Promote and sustain a viable agricultural sector through the provision of appropriate agricultural infrastructure, mechanisation, technical, administrative and advisory services in order to optimize agricultural productivity to ensure food security.


  • Acquire and transfer land.
  • Participate in the formulation, implementation and review of BIPPA land policy in conjunction with Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Finance & Economic Development on an annual basis.
  • Establish and maintain a functional land information and management system on a routine basis.
  • Develop, review and monitor appropriate land tenure systems for rural agricultural land and other and enforce the implementation thereof.
  • Allocate land to beneficiaries in a gender sensitive manner on a monthly basis.
  • Resolve disputes on farms.
  • Relocate and rationalize improperly settled occupiers on state land on a regular basis.
  • Disseminate information on legal cases and legal provisions to ensure the Ministry complies with all governing legislation.

The Ministry oversees:

  • Veterinary Technical Services
  • Department of Research and Specialist Services (DRSS)