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Take a cue from Asia on successful land reform

The aim of government’s land reform programme was to transfer some 25 million hectares of farmland (30% of the total) to black communities by 2014. It was envisaged that this had to be done in a manner that would promote sustainable development, making use of available resources.

By 31 December 2016, the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights had settled claims on approximately two million hectares of agricultural land…..

Asia has had successful reform that has spurred economic success. But Latin America has failed to achieve this same success despite its own attempts at land reform and economic restructuring.

An analysis reveals five major differences between the two regions’ reform models.

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