Land Reform

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Land Reform

Any direct action by a government to change who owns land in a country. For example, a government may confiscate property held by large, foreign corporations and distribute it among poor and small farmers. Land reform is highly controversial whenever it is practiced.
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In a Veritas 846 interview, Pabillo urged the government to distribute almost 3 million acres of land to farmers as mandated by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program launched when the president's mother, Corazon Aquino, was president from 1986 to 1992.
The discussions in Brasilia led to an alliance of more than 30 participating organizations, which pledged to initiate a struggle that will have four central planks: "1) a profound agrarian reform that guarantees the land rights of the indigenous and Quilombola peoples and the traditional communities; 2) rural development with income and wealth distribution and an end to inequalities; 3) production of and access to healthy food and conservation of the environment, establishing processes that ensure the transition to ecological agriculture; 4) the guarantee and broadening of social and cultural rights that foster quality of life, continuity of rural life, and the ability for young people to remain in rural areas.
The Supreme Court unanimously upheld the agrarian reform court's ruling with finality in late 2012.
Director of the Agriculture and Agrarian Reform in the southern Daraa Province , Abdulfattah al-Rahhal stated that the area scheduled for planting irrigated wheat in the province for this season amounted to 12, 842 hectares, about 10,009 hectares were planted, while the area scheduled for cultivating the rain-fed wheat amounted to 64,513 hectares, of which 47,007 hectares were planted.
Six working groups were established together with development partners on the implementation of the Agriculture Program for Agrarian Reform in Tajikistan for the period of 2012-2020, the statement said.
The declaration was also for the implementation of the 'Peasants Charter' that resulted from the World Conference on agrarian Reforms and Rural Development (WACARRDD) in 1979.
But, Ramona Ferloni, who works on the land, says this example of agrarian reform is not enough.
In a country of profound economic disparity and poverty, the movement has emerged as a significant force for agrarian reform, as well as progress in education, health care.
It offers a new interpretation of the stagnation and subsequent decline of agriculture, and rejects simple readings based on political and administrative failures of the agrarian reform in favour of a more nuanced analysis that also incorporates economic structure, organisation and policy.
In November 1950, Jacobo Arbenz Guzman won election to the Guatemalan presidency on a reformist platform advocating agrarian reform.
In addition to installing solar panels to power 15,000 homes in 150 villages, the project will bring clean power to 68 schools and community centers, 35 health clinics, 44 agrarian reform communities and 97 clean water distribution systems.