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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Meanwhile, Duterte encouraged the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to study the land reform program 'very carefully' before it is implemented.
"The panel's recommendations complement and reinforce the work being done by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Land Reform chaired by the Deputy President.
Following the Presidential Advisory Panel Report on Land Reform presented to cabinet last month, the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Land Reform has further emphasised governments directive that relevant government departments must urgently analyse the recommendations contained in the report.
"That has got to include land reform, but that has got to go in tandem with other forms of support.
'To make the communist rebels irrelevant, the government must seriously implement the land reform program,' he added.
This will make it difficult to implement large-scale and highly redistributive land reforms
This is why a resolution was drafted at the second land reform conference to abolish it.
Keen to downplay criticisms that it is unprepared for the reality of radical, wide-ranging land reform, the government is preparing a post-acquisition initiative, the revised National Resettlement Policy, to support beneficiaries of land reform.
In The Land Reform Deception, Charles Laurie debates the impact and authenticity of the Zimbabwean land seizures that took place between 2000 and 2008.
A new report by the World Bank, virtually ignored by the international media, categorically comes out in favour of comprehensive land reform in South Africa as the only means of reducing income disparities and promoting social cohesion.
The Scottish Land Commission was formally launched last April after the passage of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016.
Land Reform Revisited: Democracy, State Making and Agrarian Transformation in Post-Apartheid South Africa
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