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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There is a project in Peru on urban land reform--IDB is doing the rural land reform counterpart.
Scheidel surveyed the history of land reform in several countries.
The danger of doing nothing about land reform is that the restlessness and agitation among the landless rural population and the homeless urbanites could lead, as they did in Zimbabwe, to social upheavals and spontaneous land occupations, with land seizures and land grabs leading to anarchy.
But of the 4,500 white-owned farms that were in the country when the land reforms began, fewer than 300 remain today.
Luo Guibo's plan for mobilizing the masses and implementing the experimental stage of land reform for 1953 exemplified Chinese influence on the DRV at this time.
Following new South African government pledges to speed up Land Reform, Africas biggest food expo promises expert analysis at a major conference in Johannesburg next month.
This is not the first book on Zimbabwe's land reform, nor the last.
With a union representative on the Land Reform Advisory Committee the NAU noted shortcomings in the Amendment Act of 2014 and hoped that this would be addressed in the Land Bill, which still has to be tabled.
But the verdict sealed the fate of land reforms, as majority of lawmakers have vested interest.
The first order after CARP's expiration is to enact a new and genuine land reform program," he said.
General Ayub's land reform was not exactly aimed at equity and welfare promoting, but was aimed at boosting agricultural output.
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