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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The redistribution of land effectively ended during the administration of Carlos Salinas with constitutional reforms that allowed for the sale of communal farmland, known as ejidos.
The Charter became the manifesto of the anti-apartheid movement, calling for universal adult suffrage as well as several broadly socialist measures, such as the nationalization of major industries and the redistribution of land.
As noted in the introduction, in assessing the impact of the 1952 Agrarian Reform Law, Handy, Gleijeses and Aybar de Soto focus primarily on the aggregate redistribution of land and the estimated total populations that such redistribution affected.
As has been recently demonstrated, the agreement constrained the Zimbabwean government's ability to re-order internal economic relations, specifically the redistribution of land.
Redistribution of land has been further undermined by the government's favoritism toward massive plantations that produce food for export.
The resulting redistribution of land by peasant associations seems to have given women some access to land, as illustrated in table B.
The time has passed for considering the `peasant question' simply in terms of price guarantees for corn or redistribution of land for labor-intensive household-based production," Collier writes.
I am reminded of Professor X, a specialist in Latin American studies who believed strongly in laws and taxes to spread out American wealth more fairly, and in the redistribution of land.
The Green Revolution accomplished the desirable redistribution of land from large to small farmers which politically motivated and thus necessarily ineffective programmes of land reforms failed to achieve.
Open Competition: Implementation of measures to reserve land for public use, cadastral works on formation of land as a result of the partition of association, the redistribution of land and stand out from the land, as well as land owned by the state or municipal property, form part of land, setting them on the cadastral registration, measures for the seizure of land for public use, registration of certificates of state registration of the right of permanent (perpetual) use PKU Povolzhupravtodor, ownership of the Russian Federation, document the urgent removal, restoration and demarcation of land for construction of the road, Construction and reconstruction of the road M-5 Ural - from Moscow through Ryazan, Penza, Samara, Ufa and Chelyabinsk.
At the turn of the century President Mugabe championed land reform in his country, which saw the redistribution of land held by 4,500 white commercial farmers to 400,000 black families.
Lual stressed the redistribution of land and Toch among Nyuak clans depending on the direction facing each community from east to west but, not geographical location or historical precedent.