[ noun ] (government) a redistribution of agricultural land (especially by government action)
Used in print(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
Land_reform is likely to be a pressing issue in many of these countries .
It should be American policy not_only to encourage effective land_reform programs but also to underline the relation of such reforms to the economic growth and modernization of the society .
As an isolated policy , land_reform is likely to be politically disruptive ; as part of a larger development effort , however , it may gain wide acceptance .
Land_reform programs need to be supplemented with programs for promoting rural credits and technical assistance in agriculture .