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 land-reform process has also come to the cities, where Chavez rallies supporters and has distributed over 10,000 titles to Comites de Tierras Urbanas (CTU).
The effectiveness of land-reform programs in improving productivity and reducing rural poverty relies on many factors including land quality, access to technology and strong local agricultural markets.
In the past 10 years, more than 1,000 land-reform activists have been killed.