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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This is all part of implementing rural and agricultural reforms lined out in the 2001 Sustainable Rural Development Law, which last December led to the creation of the so-called "Coffee Product System.
The group said Law 3/1986 confirmed the land was in the possession of the Agricultural Reform Authority, which granted ownership of the land to the farmers.
Agricultural associations are now working with the local councils and governorate officials to protect agricultural land, in co-ordination with the security authorities," says Zakaria Helal, the head of the Agricultural Reform Authority.
On a path to further integrating Japan into the world's most economically robust region, Kan said agricultural reform is unavoidable.
The papers, which are well-illustrated with figures and tables, describe trends in preferential trade liberalization in Asia and the Pacific, methods of mapping, scenarios and impact analysis of PTAs and liberalization, critical views of models of the Doha Round outcomes, Chinese agricultural reform and the World Trade Organization PTA negotiations, perspectives of developing countries on agricultural trade and governmental intervention, rules of origin and non-tariff barriers in Bangladesh and Cambodia, and priorities for policy makers and future research.
Of the three pillars in these crucial negotiations (market access, export competition, and domestic supports), market access now appears to be the topic that could derail the agricultural reform talks, and with them the entire DDA.
Sarath Fernando, co-secretary of the Movement for National and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR) in Sri Lanka, and Evi Narti Zain, co-ordinator of Kontras Aceh, The Commission for Disappearances and Victims of Violence, have urged Canadians to be more vigilant in determining how their donations are being used by recipient governments and other institutions.
More than 100 Carmarthenshire farmers gathered at Penderi Farm, Llannon, for NFU Cymru's annual farm tour and presentation were told that the exodus of producers from the industry could quicken later this year as Common Agricultural Reform kicks in.
Paul Ratcliffe, chairman of Pembrokshire Bio-Energy and NFU Cymru's biomass representative, said: ``EU agricultural reform offers a unique opportunity for agriculture to deliver positively in this crucial area.
Agricultural reform is unlikely to dent Irish farmers' commitment to beef production, industry leaders were told.
A planned Anglo-French summit is on ice after a furious bust-up between the two over the EU agricultural reform a few weeks ago.
Among other industry groups attending the hearing, the Central Union of Agricultural Cooperatives came out against a proposal to create an agricultural reform zone allowing private companies to engage in agriculture, saying farmland would be subject to speculative investment.
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