strategy

Implementing land reform

Synonyms:
Introducing agrarian reform
Redistributing land
Hastening land reform
Reforming land allocation practices
Offering adequate agrarian reform
Providing sufficient agrarian reform
Distributing agricultural land
Reallocating land
Reducing inequality of property distribution
Managing land redistribution
Providing alternative to traditional land distribution
Providing fair distribution of land ownership
Description:
Transfering the ownership of income generating property to the rural poor in order to bring about more effective control and use of land and to directly benefit agricultural workers and the community as a whole.
Claim:
1. Land reform creates a more equitable distribution of wealth for the rural population, preventing control by a small number of landowners.

2. Small farm agriculture can absorb more labour than large scale farms and thus help to absorb population growth.

Counter Claim:
Land reform results in the under-utilization of building and equipment. Most landless rural poor do not have the access to capital nor managerial skills to actually do productive farming. These result in decreasing food production and greater poverty.
Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies