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land reform:

see agrarian reformagrarian reform,
redistribution of the agricultural resources of a country. Traditionally, agrarian, or land, reform is confined to the redistribution of land; in a broader sense it includes related changes in agricultural institutions, including credit, taxation, rents, and
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; collective farmcollective farm,
an agricultural production unit including a number of farm households or villages working together under state control. The description of the collective farm has varied with time and place.
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; ejidoejido
[Span.,=common land], in Mexico, agricultural land expropriated from large private holdings and redistributed to communal farms. Communal ownership of land had been widely practiced by the Aztecs, but the institution was in decline before the Spanish arrived.
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The journey against rural poverty begins with land reform as a major part of asset redistribution.
The Vatican worked closely with the Brazilian bishops' conference, Etchegaray said, "because Brazil is among the first countries which need assistance with land reform.
This requires the implementation of genuine comprehensive land reform in Mindanao as called for in A Captive Land.
The South African Government has been very clear and transparent on a land reform process and the matter is now before Parliament.
Land reform in South Korea was motivated by anti communism and the fear that North Korean communists who had appropriated land in their own part of Korea might mobilize the local peasantry in the south.
A robust land reform programme is needed to address legacies of the past through land redistribution and restitution and other transformative rural development programmes.
Critics of the land reform program said it resulted in lower production on farms because the majority of blacks who received the land were untrained to harvest it.
Second, it describes the important role and direct influence of Chinese advisors in the formation and implementation of the Vietnamese land reform campaign of 1953-56.
Food Forum 2016 speaker Lemmer said in an interview earlier this year, Land reform is important but must be fair and must work in the free-market environment.
In the preface he asks whether fast track land reform 'has finally resolved the land issue'.
Most of the attention paid to fast-track land reform in Zimbabwe focuses on chaos, economic stagnation, and abuse of the property and human rights of previous white owners, says anthropologist Mutopo, but her study tells a different tale.

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