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Access to Land, Rural Poverty, and Public Action$
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Alain de Janvry, Gustavo Gordillo, Elisabeth Sadoulet, and Jean-Philippe Platteau

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199242177

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242177.001.0001

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Negotiated Land Reform as One Way of Land Access: Experiences from Colombia, Brazil, and South Africa

Negotiated Land Reform as One Way of Land Access: Experiences from Colombia, Brazil, and South Africa

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(p.315) 13 Negotiated Land Reform as One Way of Land Access: Experiences from Colombia, Brazil, and South Africa
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Access to Land, Rural Poverty, and Public Action
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Klaus Deininger

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242177.003.0013

Research has shown that productivity and farm size have a negative relationship because employing hired labour entails certain supervision costs, and one of the implications of such a situation involves how productivity is increased when land is redistributed to family-operated smaller farms from those that are larger and wage-operated. As such, land ownership may be able to improve credit access and aid in easing consumption intertemporally. Analyzing cross-country regressions reveals how both efficiency and equity may be improved if the poor are allowed to proceed with productive investments and if certain measures to improve asset distribution are imposed. This chapter examines a negotiated land reform that involves voluntary land transfers which is rooted on negotiation. It looks into how this system has affected land reform particularly in Colombia, Brazil, and South Africa.

Keywords:   farm size, productivity, Colombia, Brazil, South Africa, negotiation, land reform, cross-country regressions

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