Advantages And Disadvantages Of Land Reform In Zimbabwe

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Land reform is a system whereby statutory division of agricultural land and its reallocation to landless people takes place. Land reforms include the change of laws in a country, reforms such as these may be upheld by a government or other leading groups. There are many advantages to land reforms known to man. Redistributing the land to some farmers can be used in order to to reduce the amount of poverty that is in a state or country. Giving land to those less fortunate, they are likely to help themselves grow more food which would also increase the amount of income that is being received in the household. Dividing land allows for more food to be produced per hector. This increases income for the general country and should strengthen the economy of the country. More people are employed and more people have the opportunity to get out of poverty.
However, Land reforms bring about frustration to those people who have large pieces of land that they own that is taken away from them by the government. Land Reforms is a system which is very difficult to carry out and usually, the people of the government end up getting more land than everyone else, this shows some of the unfairness of the entire system. In the case of Zimbabwe, then referred to as Southern Rhodesia declared self- independence on the 11th of November 1965, it only became the independent republic of Zimbabwe in 1980. The white settlers then took over most of the land that was there in Zimbabwe. In total there was 33

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