In an article on New Frame titled “Toil and trouble: Brazil’s history of land reform”the author discusses “how the struggle for land in the country is inextricably tied to the struggle for agrarian reform”. The article is an excerpt from a Tricontinental dossier titled “Popular agrarian reform and struggle for land in Brazil” which was published on 6 April 2020.

The article gives insight into the land inequality in Brazil that persists today. This inequality has its roots in the 16th century when the Portuguese occupied Brazil. According to a census done in 2017, “roughly 1% of landowners control almost 50% of the land in rural Brazil”. Furthermore, the competition for land now also involves agribusiness giants.

Click here to read the full article and find out more about other countries’ land reform challenges. – Ursula Human, AgriOrbit

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