ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Global Review of Land Reform-A Critical Perspective

A Critical Perspective Rekha Bandyopadhyay It has been found in large number of cases that large farms are more productive than small farms. Technology may be size neutral but access to it may not be size neutral The recent World Bank-IMF structural reform packages which stress maximum exploitation of economies of scale may deploy this argument to justify creation of large farms. Yet, socio-economic equity is as important as improvement in productivity. It would be more appropriate to make available critical inputs like water, technology, marketing knowledge to small farmers and improve production than aggregate small holdings resulting in an increase in landlessness.

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