What hope for land Reform?

I could not understand why the government’s  policy on land reform in Brazil was  moving so slowly, despite reading about the  departments set up for the purpose  and huge amounts of money being poured into them.

I knew corruption was an issue and that  speculative investment was a factor in  land grabbing, but was bemused  to learn  that  government ministries  have been set up that have conflicting interests.  For  example the ministry of Agriculture (mApA)   deals with agribusiness, while the ministry of Agrarian Development (mDA) ministry which  deal with agrarian reform.  You can easily imagine   the difficulties this is  going to cause.

layofthelandYou can read more about this in  Lay of the Land p.15-17  research  carried out by ActionAid.

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