The Importance Of Land

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Land is the resource on the surface of earth where activities of human and nonhuman creatures happen. As a resource, land plays crucial role for its physical properties and ecosystem function. Major land uses are: Farmland, Cropland, Pasture and grazing, Forestland, Urban land and others. However, considering the nature of human beings land is often overused and abused. Some contemporary land use- problems are: Urban sprawl, which means that the areas of farmland and forest are now urbanized; Resource preservation, where lands that have ecological values are subject to development projects; Land- use regulations, which are effects of public policies used for a certain land use. These regulations often have an unbalanced distribution of costs…show more content…
Therefore, there are made questions and analysis regarding the new regulations and their effect on a certain community or land reform. 2.0 LAND REFORM Land is considered to be an original gift from nature; more broadly defined as everything that nature can provide to us including: minerals, forests, water and all other land re. Land is mainly used as spatial resource, which includes: living, traveling, playing or working and as a productive resource which includes minerals, food and other materials (Field, 261). In agricultural economies, land plays an eminent role, since in rural areas people use land to feed their families or invest in crops, create their parcels with fruits of vegetables. Considering, the fact that agriculture production has a predominance role in economies of developing countries it is not a surprising fact that land is a major issue in debates of political issues and social ones. One of the major issues and debate that has been going on since World War II is the distribution and allocation of land. In order to establish a “just” redistribution of land, land reforms have been…show more content…
It includes, land redistribution, forest land allocation, and clarification of what a pro-poor land policy is. Experiences of developing countries have shown that land reform is possible and currently is being successful in Brazil. Land reform can be a strong strategy in reducing poverty and hence increasing the environmental quality. 4.0 THE TRANSITION AND REFORM APPLICATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Understanding the importance of land, as the most significant assets that does not depreciate in value, the regulations regarding land have been highly structured and politicized. From a historical perspective, countries have gone through a variety of phases during their transition periods. Such transition was closely linked to the structure of the state. South Africa has been highly impacted by its colonial conquest and its division of rights based on race; race discrimination and race privileges. During the beginning of such system, the land was lost from the native African and total control transferred to the governing group at the time- without any
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