Jan 12 2011

Ejidos and Comunidades in Oaxaca, Mexico: Impact of the 1992 Reforms

In 1992 the Mexican government made substantial changes to its land policy regarding social sector (ejidal and comunidade) farming. The changes allow communally held ejidal farmland to be leased, used as collateral to secure credit, transferred, and ultimately privatized. The 1992 reforms were also accompanied by a program to certify and register both ejidal and comunidade land rights. This report describes the impact of these reforms in the Mexican state of Oaxaca and finds the results to be mixed. | download PDF

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