The Gujarat State Rural Development Corporation Ltd developed saline and unproductive wasteland for fodder-cum-fuel cultivation (trees like [Leucana] or Lpil-ipil), providing employment over a period of five to six year to the unemployed landless labourers. Having learned the techniques of nutritious fodder production, the labourers are then helped to acquire a cow or buffalo through bank loans whenever feasible. This helps to produce more milk of better quality and enables the families to move out of poverty through increased returns.
In the 1980s, the Government of Jamaica embarked on its First Rural Development Project to resettle landless people, with assistance from the World Bank. Government wasteland was identified, divided into viable units and provided with the necessary infrastructure. By 1983, one thousand twenty families had been settled on the newly developed land. Four hundred farm houses with potable water were supplied and 100 miles of roads were constructed. Seven new market places were started. Five hundred and twenty acres had received soil conservation treatment and 1,500 farmers and extension staff had been trained. This has slowed the exodus of people to urban areas, made these landless families viable and enriched rural life.