land reform

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a redistribution of agricultural land (especially by government action)

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As such, it is argued that the redistribution of land physically inscribed political meaning and defined spheres of Mugabe's political control.
The sin of President Gabriel Mugabe was the redistribution of land to the blacks from the whites.
World Bank economists, for example, "now accept that redistribution of land to small farmers would lead to greater overall productivity.
He helped to establish the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in 1944; promoted the principle of self-determination; fashioned and passed a Programme of Action that advocated the use of boycotts, strikes, civil disobedience and non-cooperation; established as an agenda the attainment of full citizenship and direct parliamentary representation for South Africans; assisted in writing important policies related to redistribution of land, trade union rights, free and compulsory education for all children and mass education for adults.
Generally, however, though to different degrees, these reform attempts placed a direct emphasis on redistribution of land while neglecting a range of supplemental policies required in order for land redistribution to be economically productive.
Rumours about CIA involvement in the assassination and the resistance of the ruling landowning class to the redistribution of land triggered a period known as "la violencia", between the liberal and conservative factions.
Redistribution of land can promote equity as well, which makes land reforms important for promoting social justice.
The attainment and protection of these rights depended on a number of factors: the willingness of the national and state Republican Party to defend them by force if necessary against any attempts by the opposition to reverse these gains; accessibility to land for the freedmen; and the willingness of former slaveholders to accede to the demands for such a revolutionary redistribution of land.
The redistribution of land to the black population nine years ago triggered a crisis which reverberates today, according to a new report from The Brooks World Poverty Institute.
Given the fact that 40 per cent of the economically active population in Bolivia is employed in agriculture, one of the most contentious issues in the government's reform program has been the issue of the redistribution of land.
The study noted that the redistribution of land or land rights will not be sufficient on their own to achieve gender equality; there must also be a redistribution of socio-economic roles and responsibilities between women and men.
According to the Home Ministry, "predisposing factors" were failure of land reforms to provide tenants with security of tenure of fair rents, or to correct inequalities of landownership through redistribution of land.
It is not clear whether his proposed "formal consolidation of land reform" refers to abolition of state ownership over lands (which is manifested in the state's claims over farmers' produce) or the redistribution of land (which would be an impractical proposal since the average individual land holding in Burma is already small).
The strategies include the redistribution of land, incentives to increase the wages of low-skilled labor, utilizing monetary policy for micro loans to encourage entrepreneurship, increased government spending to promote farming and rural nonfarm businesses, increased expenditures on education and health care for the poor, increased world support for NGOs, and debt forgiveness from developed countries.
Among his priorities are the nationalisation of gas and oil and the redistribution of land.