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land reform

noun
1.
any program, especially when undertaken by a national government, involving the redistribution of agricultural land among the landless.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism
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  • They are pushing the state for alternative, pro-peasant policies through mobilization, especially around land reform.
  • Tells about a land reform policy which broke up the large plantations.
  • Three decades of land reform and subsidies have had little success.
  • Other bills awaiting attention concern more controversial issues, such as land reform, corruption and mining.
  • Arguments over land reform and human rights need settling.
  • It would be disingenuous to deny that land reform will loosen party control in the long run.
  • land reform has moved at different speeds in different parts of the region, and has resulted in an increase in food crops.
  • land reform, for instance, would help and encourage small commercial farmers.
  • They want local control over land reform, taxes and gas and oil revenues.
  • He is a mediator and works on land reform, industrialization, and eliminating the last vestiges of corruption in his happy nation.
British Dictionary definitions for land reform

land reform

noun
1.
the redistributing of large agricultural holdings among the landless
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