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Land reform

The expropriation of land that is concentrated in the hands of large or wealthy landowners, such as plantations, and agribusiness plots, for redistribution among small farmers[?] and farming collectives. Practiced during the Mexican revolution of Emiliano Zapata, during various agricultural reforms in Cuba and Communist China, and around the world as a reaction to colonization. Land reform has been popular during decolonization struggles in Africa, as part of projects for African socialism[?].

See Anti-globalization movement, Zapatista Army of National Liberation, communism.

External links Land Reform, Food and Agriculture Organization (http://www.fao.org/sd/LTdirect/landrf.htm)

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