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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Firstly, these people bought the land from the General Agricultural Reform Authority -- from a governmental body, not from someone who will swindle them.
But the US decision to provide massive farm subsidies through the recent Farm Bill has cast a further shadow over Australian hopes of global agricultural reform.
US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said progress towards a free trade agreement between the US and Mercosur - the world's third largest trading bloc - is contingent on a global trade round with agricultural reform at its core.
Pyongyang's farm production didn't increase last year, despite a series of agricultural reform measures since 2012.
In fact, according to the Official Gazette, the Department of Agricultural Reform (DAR) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources still needed to acquire a total of 906,652 hectares of agricultural land for its distribution between 2014 and 2016.
A third category of natural solution is agricultural reform.
Unfortunately, the strong position of one member against agricultural reform based on current WTO mandates and rules, led to a deadlock without any outcome on agriculture or even a work programme for the next two years.
Agricultural Reform and Rural Transformation in China Since 1949
The depiction of Gorbachevs approach to agricultural reform in Dr.
The Ministry of Agriculture uses the existing potential for implementation of agricultural reform program for 2012-2020, which is aimed at achieving food security.
For example, the foreign-driven agricultural reform road map provided to Ukraine includes facilitating the acquisition of agricultural land, cutting food and plant regulations and controls, and reducing corporate taxes and custom duties.
Rejecting this celebration of Tory aristocrats, Robert Smith Surtees, in Hillingdon Hall, depicts the upper and middle classes as unworthy of ownership, celebrating instead a traditional squire who undertakes agricultural reform.
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