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latifundium

(pl. latifundia) a generic term for a large landed estate in noncapitalist societies. It is a Latin word, referring initially to the large slave estates found in the Roman Empire. These survived in various forms in southern Europe during feudalism, and with the Spanish and Portuguese conquest of Latin America the term, and to some extent the forms of the latifundia, became known as HACIENDA and PLANTATION. The latifundia complex in Latin America often existed with minifundia, small landholdings either on or near the large estates often involved in restrictive tenancy arrangements, but which ensured a labour supply for the large estate.
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Latifundium Management GmbH (LM) is a leading forestry investment management and advisory company focusing on large private and institutional investors and family offices.
The North American wilderness, a part of the world landscape that has done much to shape the ecological imagination, if not modem memory, is not a croft or latifundium or volkischer Bauer but an unengineered, still largely untouched place.
It may also result from the fact that pan of the farming population is denied access to land suitable for farming by institutional barriers, as it is the case in Latin America with its dualism between latifundium and minifundium.
Agrarian reforms can be decisive particularly in Latin America where the dualism between latifundium and minifundium is the predominant cause of poverty and unsustainable production systems.
One is that the latifundium, irrespective of whether it appears as a plantation or a hacienda today, was typically born as a commercial enterprise which created for itself the institutions which permitted it to respond to increased demand in the world or national market by expanding the amount of its land, capital, and labor and to increase the supply of its products.
The growth of the latifundium in nineteenth-century Argentina and Cuba is a clear case in support of the fourth hypothesis and can in no way be attributed to the transfer of feudal institutions during colonial times.
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citizen with Costa Rican nationality, operated a notorious latifundium on the border of Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
The purchase advised and subsequently managed by Latifundium Management GmbH covers 5,900 hectares of forest estates located in Kuhmo, Joensuu and VieremEn in Eastern Finland.
Puisque l'architecture traditionnelle des latifundiums comblait avec peine les attentes du nouveau systeme en place, il devenait necessaire d'adapter la donne.