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agrarian reform

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 cooperatives.

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Reports & Research
August 2017

In the recent explosion of attention given to the land grabbing phenomenon, contract farming has been identified as a potentially inclusive alternative for smallholders to outright acquisition of farm land by agri-business capital. This paper responds to these claims by resituating contract farming as an equally important form of land control.

Institutional & promotional materials
July 2017
South Africa

Debates about land redistribution from white farm owners to black hands tend to be silent on the question of farm dwellers. This is despite the fact that over two million black people are estimated to be living on commercial farms.

Journal Articles & Books
July 2017
Central Asia

This paper examines the roles of the state, international organisations and the public in pastoral land reform in the Central Asian republics and Mongolia. In recent years new legislation has been passed in most of these countries, often driven by environmental concerns.

A Critical Review of Indonesia’s Agrarian Reform Policy
Peer-reviewed publication
July 2017

Inequality in the agrarian structure in Indonesia remains a serious problem. Agrarian reform efforts have been the spirit of Indonesia since the enactment of the Basic Regulations on Agrarian Principles Act (UUPA). However, agrarian reform policies are still far from perfect. Since the reformation, the issue of agrarian reform, also known as land reform, regained its discourse space.

Manuals & Guidelines
June 2017
Equatorial Guinea
Sao Tome and Principe
Cape Verde
Macao S.A.R

Diretrizes de Apoio e Promoção da Agricultura Familiar nos Estados membros da CPLP aprovadas na II Reunião extraordinária do Conselho Regional de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional da CPLP (CONSAN-CPLP)

Legislation & Policies
June 2017

Zambia remains committed to the socio-economic development planning of the country as reflected by the return to development planning in 2005. The Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) for the period 2017- 2021 is the successor to the Revised Sixth National Development Plan, 2013-2016 (R-SNDP) following its expiry in December 2016.

Journal Articles & Books
May 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean

Entre 1959 y 2008, no se había contemplado en Cuba redistribuir tierras a gran escala a productores individuales. Desde 1990, varias políticas de redistribución del uso de la tierra se aplicaron con importantes impactos, pero las áreas involucradas no alcanzaron un tamaño significativo a nivel nacional.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
May 2017

In this communiqué, the undersigned Non-State Actors (civil society, pastoralist, research, private, farmers’ unions and other stakeholders) champion a call to action and outline recommendations on livestock policy advocacy strategies that take into consideration the unique conditions and opportunities of the livestock sector development in Tanzania

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