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Land Reform and Peasant Livelihoods: The Social Dynamics of Rural Poverty and Agrarian Reforms in Developing Countries Krishna B. Ghimire

Land Reform and Peasant Livelihoods: The Social Dynamics of Rural Poverty and Agrarian Reforms in Developing Countries

Krishna B. Ghimire

Published July 1st 2001
ISBN : 9781853395277
Paperback
112 pages
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This critical analysis of the performance of land reform programs on a world-wide basis is written by several prominent scholars who have extensive experience in field research, advisory work and the implementation of reform programs. They provideMoreThis critical analysis of the performance of land reform programs on a world-wide basis is written by several prominent scholars who have extensive experience in field research, advisory work and the implementation of reform programs. They provide empirical evidence from many countries how improved access to land is positively linked to production, investment, employment, food security and poverty reduction.They examine the reasons for success and failure as well as shortcomings of past reform efforts and review the role of the different actors in this process. The book provides a timely and professionally proficient contribution to the discussion on land reform which has in recent years re-appeared on the agenda of national governments and development agencies. The authors scrutinize the inadequacy of the market-oriented approach to land reform which is linked to the structural adjustment policies of the World Bank and advocate convincingly a flexible approach towards re-distributive reforms as the most appropriate strategy towards alleviating rural poverty.